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Entries by Aaron Sankin from 01/2012

Edwin Ramos, Defendant In Infamous 'Sanctuary City' Triple Murder, To Stand Trial

Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

Jury selection began today in the triple murder trial of an undocumented immigrant whose story ignited a firestorm of controversy around San Francisco...

California Cough Syrup Ban Goes Into Effect For Minors

Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

In an effort to prevent kids from abusing a dangerous and trendy new drug, the state of California has banned the sale of cough syrup to minors starti...

California Cough Syrup Ban Goes Into Effect For Minors

Posted 01.03.2012 | AOL

In an effort to prevent kids from abusing a dangerous and trendy new drug, the state of California has banned the sale of cough syrup to minors starti...

Portlandia Covers Salt-N-Pepa In San Francisco

Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

The only thing San Francisco hearts more than the city of Portland is the TV show Portlandia. IFC's breakout cult hit sketch comedy show deftly sk...

Dan Lungren, Conservative California Legislator, Fights To Blow O'Shaughnessy Dam And Restore Yosemite

Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Environmentalists sometimes come in unlikely shapes. Take Congressman Dan Lungren, for example. A Republican representing Sacramento's eastern subu...

Asian Americans In University Of California System Decrease, Replaced By Students From China

Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

As the University of California looks to shore up its shaky financial situation in the face of decreased funding from Sacramento, the system's effort ...

Carlos Guzmangarza, San Francisco Man Accused Of Impersonating Doctor, Now Facing Sex Crimes Charges

Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

A second victim has come forward in the strange case of a San Francisco man who posed as a cosmetic surgeon and administered a series of bizarre medic...

Green 960, The Bay Area's Liberal Talk Radio Station, Changes Format, Now Features Glenn Beck

Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco

When listeners of Bay Area progressive talk radio station Green 960 tuned into to host Stephanie Miller's weekday morning drive-time radio program on ...

Baby Golden Gate Park Bison Killed After Encounter With Small Dog (VIDEO)

Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco

A baby bison from the iconic herd in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has died after an unfortunate encounter with a small dog. Around 9am on Wedne...

1955 San Francisco Footage Shows The City As It Once Was (VIDEO)

Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco

A recently unearthed amateur video gives a rare, full-color look at San Francisco circa 1955. Shot by filmmaker Tullio Pellgrini, the 20-minute mo...

Roberto Marty, San Francisco School Bus Driver, To Stand Trial For Molesting Multiple Special Needs Students

Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

A school bus driver is sitting in jail Friday awaiting trail on charges of molesting two 11-year old, female, special-needs students. Long-time San...

Ross Mirkirimi Faces Questions Of Domestic Abuse On Eve Of Being Sworn In As Sheriff

Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

Only days before being sworn in as the next Sheriff of San Francisco, former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has become the subject of a domestic abuse inve...

Post Yule Pyre Brings Hundreds To Beach Christmas Tree Burn (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

When it comes to Christmas trees and fire, timing is everything. For 99 percent of a Christmas tree's life, fire is a tragedy most likely resulting...

Christina Olague Tapped As Next District Five Supervisor (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

Ending months of speculation, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has selected Christina Olague to represent District Five on the Board of Supervisors. "As ...

No Pants BART Ride Makes A Scene (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

Seeing one person on a BART train not wearing pants isn't anything to write home about--a funny story good for a chuckle around the water cooler the n...

Frederick Dozier, Alleged Mission Rapist, Caught By SFPD (VIDEO)

Posted 01.10.2012 | San Francisco

Residents of San Francisco's Mission District are breathing a little easier this week now that police have announced the arrest of a man suspected of ...

Epic Beard Man Movie Gives Fictionalized Look Behind The Scenes Of Local Internet Sensation

Posted 01.10.2012 | San Francisco

The life story of an ornery Bay Area senior citizen who briefly became an Internet phenomenon when video of him delivering a particularly epic bus-bor...

San Francisco Abortion Ads Draw Ire Of Pro-Life Group (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A series of pro-choice banners posted on city-operated utility poles running up and down San Francisco's Market Street have drawn the...

LinkedIn Expands Into San Francisco

Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco

Following the lead of other Silicon Valley-based tech firms, social networking giant LinkedIn has taken out a lease on a large block of office space i...

Marie Johnson, Livermore High School Teacher, Arrested For Having Sexual Relationship With Student

Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco

A teacher at Livermore's Granada High School was arrested on Wednesday for having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student. Police took 40-yea...

California Economy Slips To Ninth Largest, Behind Brazil

Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The recession has taken a measurable toll on California, which has slipped behind Brazil to become the ninth-largest economy in ...

Capitalizing On The Auld Mug

Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco
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The latest America's Cup controversy arose with a complaint filed in state court in New York City on Dec. 12, alleging that the Golden Gate Yacht Club...

University Of California To Ban Smoking On All Ten Campuses (VIDEO)

Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

The University of California system is banning tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, on all ten of its campuses. U.C. Preside...

Two California High Speed Rail Executives Depart Increasingly Troubled Project

Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

In the span of a single day, a pair of top officials overseeing the construction of California's high speed rail system announced their intention to l...

Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Sheriff, To Face Domestic Violence Charges, According To Source

Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, relat...