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Entries by Aaron Sankin from 10/2011

Philip Day Pleads Guilty: Former City College Of San Francisco Chancellor Admits To Illegally Diverting School Funds

Posted 10.02.2011 | San Francisco

The former chancellor of City College of San Francisco has plead guilty to illegally funneling money to a political campaign supporting a 2005 bond me...

Oakland Police Shooting Video: Officer's Camera Captures Fatal Confrontation

Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

Any time a police shooting is captured on video it's bound to cause a stir. In most cases, the video is recorded by a quick-thinking member of the...

San Francisco Bulls, The Bay Area's Newest Professional Ice Hockey Team, Is In To Win (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, professional ice hockey has returned to the San Francisco area. Fifteen years after the lights went down...

San Francisco Cell Phone Lawsuit: Phone Companies Fight New Law

Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

Just as San Francisco's first-in-the-nation cell phone radiation law goes into effect, a trade group representing the nation's cell phone manufacturer...

Candidate Questionnaire: Joanna Rees

Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

Joanna Rees Born: 1961, Montclaire, New Jersey Current Gig: Managing Director, VSP Capital Why should we vote for you? San Francisco is th...

San Francisco Carjacking: Thieves Take Intoxicated Motorist On Wild Ride

Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

Now kids, here's an important lesson: don't drink and drive. If you do, there's a chance (albeit a very small chance) that you'll end up alone, na...

San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire: Bevan Dufty

Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

Bevan Dufty Born: 1995, New York, New York Current Gig: Former San Francisco Supervisor Why should we vote for you? This is what my campaign...

Exploratorium It Gets Better Video: Museum Staff Help LGBT Youth (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

Like many before them, the staff of San Francisco's interactive children's science museum, The Exploratorium, has posted a video in the "It Gets Bette...

San Francisco Parking Mater Rates To Change

Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

For the second time since the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) implemented its SFpark program earlier this year, the agency is ad...

Ed Lee To Veto Health Care Reform Bill

Posted 10.06.2011 | San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee will likely issue the first veto of his administration on a bill designed to close a loophole in San Francisco's health care law. The ...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2011: Beyond The Blue Angels (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.06.2011 | San Francisco

Every fall, the skies over San Francisco have resounded with the sonic booms of Navy jets soaring overhead, announcing to everyone in the Bay Area tha...

Salmon Theft On Massive Scale Baffles Marin County Authorities (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | San Francisco

In one of the largest animal thefts in U.S. history, saboteurs released 40,000 juvenile Chinook salmon late Monday night from Tiburon Salmon Institute...

Commonwealth Club Mayoral Debate: Fringe Candidates Make a Big Splash (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The most important thing to note about Thursday evening's mayoral debate at the Commonwealth Club of California (other than the fact t...

California Parks Saved From Closure: Tomales Bay, Samuel P. Taylor and Del Norte Coast Redwoods To Remain Open Though 2013

Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

Thanks to last minute action by the National Parks Service (NPS), three California state parks previously slated for closure due to budget cuts will r...

Gavin Newsom Attacks Democrats For Being Weak On Jobs

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

When he was in the process of running for Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom caught a lot of flack for saying he didn't know what the Lieutenant Govern...

San Francisco Mayoral Race: Everything You Wanted To Know, In The Candidates' Own Words

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

Former mayor Gavin Newsom recently called San Francisco's current mayoral race "a quiet one," and he had a point. With so many candidates in the ru...

San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire David Chiu

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

David Chiu Born: 1970, Cleveland, Ohio Current Gig: Board of Supervisors President Why should we vote for you? Our City deserves a Mayor wh...

San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire John Avalos

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

John Avalos Born: Wilmington, CA, 1964 Current Gig: San Francisco Supervisor Why should we vote for you? Because I have a vision for a worki...

San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire MIchela Alioto-Pier

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

Michela Alitoto-Pier Born: San Francisco, CA, 1968 Current Gig: Former San Francisco Supervisor Why should we vote for you? As a member of ...

San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire Jeff Adachi

Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

Jeff Adachi Born: Sacramento, CA, 1959 Current Gig: San Francisco Public Defender Why should we vote for you? I am the only candidate who ha...

Homeless Advocates Occupy San Francisco Buildings In Mass Squatting Effort (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Homeless advocacy group Homes Not Jails has teamed up with members of the Occupy San Francisco protest movement in a coordinated campa...

Do It Live: The Ultimate Live Music Preview (10/10-15)

| Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco is a tough town for live music because there's just so damn much of it. Between the top-tier touring acts selling out huge venues and your best friend's cousin's band that you've been guilted into seeing three times despite their being terrible, sorting through the chaos of the city's live music scene to find a happy middle ground is no easy task. This column is an attempt to solve that problem for you. We're going to take it one week at a time.

Occupy San Francisco Protesters Arrested (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

An early morning protest march in downtown San Francisco drew hundreds of protestors who snarled rush hour traffic and completely surrounded Wells Far...

April Bonjour, Northern California Woman, Sues Sex Toy Manufacturer After Horrifying Accident

Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

After horrific experience with a sex toy sent her to the hospital, a Northern California woman is a suing a Southern California "marital aid" manufact...

Berkeley Nuclear-Free Zone Ordinance Reconsidered

Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

Since 1986, not a single nuclear weapon has passed within the city limits of Berkeley, California. Or, for that matter, has any energy from nuclear...