As Rumors Of New Indictment Swirl, Lawyer Demands Documents Connecting SF Officials To Leland Yee Case

As Rumors Of New Indictment Swirl, Lawyer Demands Documents Connecting SF Officials To Leland Yee Case

Amidst rumors of a superseding indictment in the state Senator Leland Yee corruption case — within 24 hours, according to sources, and likely including RICO…

SFPD Refuses To Discuss Their Constitutionally-Dubious Cell Phone Tracker

SFPD Refuses To Discuss Their Constitutionally-Dubious Cell Phone Tracker

Warrantless use of a little known, and controversial technology the San Francisco Police Department uses to track cell phones via GPS — and possibly intercept…

Contractor Responsible For Evidence In Leland Yee Corruption Case Burgled, Suspects Remain At Large

Contractor Responsible For Evidence In Leland Yee Corruption Case Burgled, Suspects Remain At Large

The federal contractor charged with holding and distributing the vast majority of evidence in the Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial — evidence now under a…

San Francisco Coffee Shop Says They Will Stop Scanning And Tracking Wireless Devices Of Patrons And Passers-By

San Francisco Coffee Shop Says They Will Stop Scanning And Tracking Wireless Devices Of Patrons And Passers-By

Looks like the honeymoon between Philz Coffee and retail analytics company Euclid Elements is over. The breakup was aired in public yesterday when the popular…

Privacy, Legal Concerns Raised As San Francisco Coffee Shop Scans And Tracks Cell Phones Of All Patrons

Privacy, Legal Concerns Raised As San Francisco Coffee Shop Scans And Tracks Cell Phones Of All Patrons

Popular Bay Area cafe Philz Coffee is tracking how often and for how long its customers visit its various locations through smartphones, tablets, and any…

A Day Without Meter Maids? As Contract Negotiations Flounder, Parking Control Officers Might Not Be Writing Tickets

A Day Without Meter Maids? As Contract Negotiations Flounder, Parking Control Officers Might Not Be Writing Tickets

Contract negotiations between the city and its parking enforcement officers have ground to a halt, and the union’s workers are considering a work stoppage, according…

Fundraiser For Shrimp Boy’s Legal Defense Draws Small, Close-Mouthed Crowd

Fundraiser For Shrimp Boy’s Legal Defense Draws Small, Close-Mouthed Crowd

Amidst the FBI questioning the city’s Board of Supervisors over ties to State Senator Leland Yee, and a widening investigation into the alleged criminal conspiracy…

As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page

As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page

As news broke yesterday that Internet tycoon Gurbaksh Chahal admitted to domestic violence in San Francisco court, the Appeal discovered a substantial and concerted effort…

Shrimp Boy’s Supporters Speak Out At Defense Team Press Event

Shrimp Boy’s Supporters Speak Out At Defense Team Press Event

Shortly before news of federal prosecutors broadening their investigation broke yesterday evening — with more indictments pending, including racketeering charges — admitted gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy”…

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s New Legal Team Includes World-Famous Civil Rights Lawyer J. Tony Serra

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s New Legal Team Includes World-Famous Civil Rights Lawyer J. Tony Serra

The notorious Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow has decided to hire a new legal team — the third such change since his arrest in…

Lawyer From “Eviction Boot Camp” Firm Fined, Reprimanded During Contentious Effort To Evict Outer Richmond Tenants

Lawyer From “Eviction Boot Camp” Firm Fined, Reprimanded During Contentious Effort To Evict Outer Richmond Tenants

In the midst of a lengthy and complex legal battle over the eviction of two San Francisco residents, Superior Court Judge James J. McBride has…

Four More Rent-Controlled Homes Gone: Tenants Settle With Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Fraud

Four More Rent-Controlled Homes Gone: Tenants Settle With Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Fraud

The three remaining tenants of 2405 Anza St. — who were involved in an Ellis eviction battle The Appeal reported on last fall — have…

Redaction Action: San Francisco’s Public Defender Accuses District Attorney’s Office Of Withholding Witness Info

Redaction Action: San Francisco’s Public Defender Accuses District Attorney’s Office Of Withholding Witness Info

Since George Gascón took office, staffers have been redacting email addresses and phone numbers of witnesses—making it that much harder for the Public Defender’s investigators…

Removal Of Main Library Periodicals Draws Fire From SFPL Gadfly

Removal Of Main Library Periodicals Draws Fire From SFPL Gadfly

A San Francisco Public Library effort to chip away at The City’s English literacy rate—as 47 percent of adult residents, or 296,000 people, read at…

SF Public Library’s Alleged Peeing Vandal Is On The Run (And Carries More Cash Than You)

SF Public Library’s Alleged Peeing Vandal Is On The Run (And Carries More Cash Than You)

Don’t tinkle on his parade. An alleged repeeing-offender accused of causing $3030.79 in damage to San Francisco Public Library books is now a wanted fugitive,…

Another Victim Of The BART Strikes? The Tenderloin Drug Trade

Another Victim Of The BART Strikes? The Tenderloin Drug Trade

With BART’s contract with workers in dispute and a third strike still considered a possibility, a less talked about group of Mid-Market entrepreneurs would be…

No More “Go Niners”: Muni Stops Running Promotional Messages On Their Bus Displays

No More “Go Niners”: Muni Stops Running Promotional Messages On Their Bus Displays

Muni’s venerable fleet of 1,100 vehicles will no longer display promotional messages such as “Go Giants Go” or “Equality for All,” according to SFMTA officials….

The Long Walk Home: Safe Passage Watches Over The Tenderloin’s Children

The Long Walk Home: Safe Passage Watches Over The Tenderloin’s Children

Hundreds — maybe thousands — of children walk home alone, or with little supervision through the Tenderloin, five days a week, 10 months a year….

A Portrait In Ellis: Inner Richmond Tenants Face Eviction Threat From Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Conspiracy

A Portrait In Ellis: Inner Richmond Tenants Face Eviction Threat From Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Conspiracy

Four more rent-controlled San Francisco apartments might be culled from the city’s cutthroat housing market — this time, by a landlord who admits to participation…

SF’s Car Contradiction: While More People Choose Not To Drive, Number Of Cars Registered In SF Continues To Rise

SF’s Car Contradiction: While More People Choose Not To Drive, Number Of Cars Registered In SF Continues To Rise

Despite the fact that increasing numbers of San Franciscans are making the choice to live without private vehicles, the number of cars in San Francisco…

Vicious Cycle: How Long Can SF’s Renters Continue To Live Beyond Their Means?

Vicious Cycle: How Long Can SF’s Renters Continue To Live Beyond Their Means?

Nearly half of San Francisco’s renter population is living beyond their means, trying to stay afloat in an increasingly hostile rental market that shows only…

Farewell Ticket Books: SFPD To Use Mobile Devices To Issue Tickets, File Collision Reports

Farewell Ticket Books: SFPD To Use Mobile Devices To Issue Tickets, File Collision Reports

The SFPD is launching a pilot project to use mobile devices to for traffic citations, and collision reports, updating a long antiquated system of ticket…

Shopping Spree: Newspaper Magnates Within Days Of Closing Deal On Yet Another SF Publication

Shopping Spree: Newspaper Magnates Within Days Of Closing Deal On Yet Another SF Publication

Hot on the heels of the San Francisco Newspaper Company’s acquisition of the SF Weekly, two principals at the SFNC are within days of closing…

Community Members Turn Out To Oppose Guns For Juvenile Probation Officers

Read The Documents Report on Workers Comp Injuries (job classifications 8320: Juvenile Probation Department Counselors, 8444: Juvenile Probation Department Parole Officers SFPD Press Release On…

Former Rivals Agree: Newspaper Owner’s Drive To Buy Up SF Publications Is A Good Thing

Neither Bronstein Nor Reilly Fear A SF Newspaper Company Monopoly Though newspaper magnate Todd Vogt and the SF Newspaper Company said they’d be announcing the…

SF Examiner Owner Announces Plans For Yet Another Local Media Acquisition

According to San Francisco newspaper mogul Todd Vogt, he is set to buy another Bay Area publication. The question is, which one? The SF Newspaper…

Google Adds Bizarre Requirement For SFPD’s Bike Theft Workshop Attendees

The San Francisco Police Department, Google, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and others announced last week that they’d joined forces for an event intended to…

Local Newspaper Owner’s Twitter Campaign Against Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

A local newspaper tycoon wants Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi out of office. “It’s November 19, 2012 and Nancy Pelosi still hasn’t resigned. This is Day 1,”…