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Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Gerry Smith

Consumers Save $2.5 Billion A Year If A 'Kill Switch' Stops Phone Thefts, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

Consumers could save an estimated $2.5 billion each year if proposed "kill switch" technology significantly reduced smartphone thefts nationwide, acco...

We are a Nation of Immigrants

George Gascón | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
George Gascón

Anti-immigrant forces have hijacked the debate on comprehensive immigration reform by calling for more border security when our borders are the safest they've ever been. Talk of immigration reform attached to greater border security should be viewed with caution by those truly interested in reform.

Bye Bye Bullying

George Gascón | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco
George Gascón

The most effective way to end bullying is through prevention. We cannot prosecute our way out of bullying, nor can we suspend or expel our way to safe schools for our students. Zero tolerance discipline fails to address the causes and harms of bullying.

Top San Francisco Officials Get Raises Despite City's Massive Budget Hole

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

Right now, San Francisco's budget deficit stands at approximately $170 million. That makes it not exactly the best time politically for a handful of t...

THE LATEST: Mirkarimi Plea Questioned By Fatherly Gascon, Protested By Anti-Domestic Violence Groups

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.16.2012 | San Francisco

The legal case against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi may be over, but it seems as though the battle has only just begun. On Monday, Mirkari...

Aaron Sankin

Cyclist Who Killed Grandma Gets Probation

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.13.2012 | San Francisco

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi isn't the only San Francisco resident to strike a controversial plea deal from the District Attorney's office this week. On ...

Shuttle Company Charged With Making Illegal Contributions To Mayor Lee's Campaign

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced on Tuesday his intention to file charges against airport shuttle service GO Lorrie for alleged...

Justice For Pregnant Woman Crushed To Death By Local Printing Press?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.29.2011 | San Francisco

This week a judge ordered top officials at a San Francisco printing company stand trial in the death of a pregnant worker who was fatally crushed insi...

Aaron Sankin

The Results Are In: San Francisco Has A New Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

At the conclusion of ranked-choice voting, it looks like Ed Lee will be able to take the "Interim" out of his title and become San Francisco's first A...

Cristina Costantini

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Spike As Immigration Debate Rages

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Juan Varela was shot in the neck in his front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., last May by his neighbor Gary Kelley. Moments before killing Varela in front of ...

Aaron Sankin

Suspicious Donations To San Francicso Mayor Investigated For Money Laundering

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

While the Huffington Post San Francisco team has yet to make it all the way through Ed Lee's recently released 130-page unofficial campaign biography,...

Aaron Sankin

A Battle For the Soul Of Golden Gate Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.04.2011 | San Francisco

The first thing you notice about the Stow Lake Boathouse is that it could really use a fresh coat of paint. The light green trim framing the boat ...

The Results Are In: SF's Most Powerful Party Names Its Mayoral Picks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Democratic Central Campaign Committee, the organization in charge of the city's Democratic Party, issued its endorsements on Wednesd...

Aaron Sankin

Leading Mayoral Candidate Hires Disgraced Lobbyist As Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco

Only months after resigning from two of San Francisco's highest profile electoral campaigns, lobbyist Alex Tourk has signed on to manage the daily ope...