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Music, All Shook Down Ruh-Roh: City Attorney Busts Justin Bieber for Guerrilla Marketing Campaign

Ruh-Roh: City Attorney Busts Justin Bieber for Guerrilla Marketing Campaign

"First I'll acknowledge / Your trust has been broken now."  So begins Justin Bieber's "Recovery," but it's going to take a lot of soulful longing and chillin' by the fire eatin' fondue for Bieber to make up with City…
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News, The Snitch SF City Attorney Unhappy with Stanyan Street McDonald's

SF City Attorney Unhappy with Stanyan Street McDonald's

San Francisco City Attorney Herrera is threatening to sue McDonald's Corporation for failing to clean up drugs and "other public nuisances" at the franchise's restaurant at 730 Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park. In a pre-litigation demand letter sent to…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Money for Pride, Cash for Free

Easy Money Before you call mom and dad for help with next month's rent, read this: There's a new social experiment happening on Twitter in which an anonymous person hides $100 bills around San Francisco and tweets photos with some…
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Democracy How? For the Voter Who Stayed Home This Year

Who's got time for an off-year local election for uncontested incumbents and ballot measures running the gauntlet from "arcane" to "trivial?" (They even snuck in a non-binding resolution!) San Francisco can take the drama right out of participatory democracy. It…
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News, Sucka Free City Forbidden-Fruit Flavored: The City's Efforts to Prevent Kids From Guzzling Monster Drinks May do the Opposite

Forbidden-Fruit Flavored: The City's Efforts to Prevent Kids From Guzzling Monster Drinks May do the Opposite

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has discovered a way to get a jolt from an energy drink without ever taking a sip. On the cusp of a scheduled May 2 sit-down with the Monster Beverage Corporation, city officials were surprised to…
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News, Fat Cats and Big Fish: New Rules Won't Starve Those at the Top of the Political Food Chain

Fat Cats and Big Fish: New Rules Won't Starve Those at the Top of the Political Food Chain

There's a San Francisco worldview in which Willie Brown is omnipresent: He sits high above us in a skyscraper, reclining in a black leather chair with a fluffy white cat in his lap, absorbing his cut from all the transactions…
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News, The Snitch Christopher Stender: Court Upholds Injunction Against Attorney Accused of Scamming Immigrants

Christopher Stender: Court Upholds Injunction Against Attorney Accused of Scamming Immigrants

Martin Guajardo, the former San Francisco immigration lawyer accused of scamming his clients, remains at large since City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against him in November 2010. In the meantime, Christopher Stender, an attorney whom the city has accused…
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News, The Snitch Academy of Art: Read City Attorney Letter Blasting Planning Department, University

Academy of Art: Read City Attorney Letter Blasting Planning Department, University

Last week, the Chronicle's John Cote got his hands on a confidential memo sent from City Attorney Dennis Herrera to Planning Director John Rahaim -- a literal "Dear John" letter. In it, Herrera excoriates Rahaim for "your decision to forego…
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News, The Snitch City Attorney to Sue "World Series Hooligans" Who Trashed S.F.

City Attorney to Sue "World Series Hooligans" Who Trashed S.F.

For those of you who are miffed, pissed, hurt, or whatever adjective aptly describes how you feel about the destruction that descended on San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series on Sunday, well, you are about to get…
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News, The Snitch Were You Ripped Off by a Payday Loan Company? Go Get Your Refund at City Hall

Were You Ripped Off by a Payday Loan Company? Go Get Your Refund at City Hall

Well, this is odd. The City Attorney's Office is having some trouble getting consumers to come down to City Hall and claim their free money.So now we're publicizing it: If you've been ripped off by payday loans, here's your opportunity…
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News, The Snitch Tower Car Wash Gets Busted Withholding $500K From Immigrant Workers; Keeps City Contract

Tower Car Wash Gets Busted Withholding $500K From Immigrant Workers; Keeps City Contract

Today, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced that Tower Car Wash has agreed to pay workers $500,000 in back wages for unfair legal practices. Those practices were certainly insidious: For almost four years, employees at Tower arrived at work then…
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News, The Snitch City Attorney Dennis Herrera Defends Medical Marijuana Permitting

City Attorney Dennis Herrera Defends Medical Marijuana Permitting

Medical marijuana does not grow on trees (pot plants are much smaller). And cannabis does not fall from the sky: In order for marijuana users to access their preferred medicine -- and in order for the will of the voters…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi: Judge Rules Dennis Herrera Needn't Quit Case

Ross Mirkarimi: Judge Rules Dennis Herrera Needn't Quit Case

Ross Mirkarimi got more bad news today when a judge denied his request to bar City Attorney Dennis Herrera from representing Mayor Ed Lee in his effort to permanently remove Mirkarimi from his post as sheriff.Here's how Judge Harold Kahn…
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News, The Snitch Labor Unions Protest City Fat Cats' Raises, Democracy

Labor Unions Protest City Fat Cats' Raises, Democracy

At a time when thieves are tearing apart the infrastructure of our city for a few dollars worth of copper, it warrants mentioning that the glistening dome of San Francisco's City Hall is, literally, slathered in gold. Perhaps those who'd…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee Had the Right to Suspend Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, City Attorney Says

Mayor Ed Lee Had the Right to Suspend Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, City Attorney Says

Misconduct "in office" encompasses the time period after the election, not just after an elected official is sworn-in, according to the city attorney, who released a rebuttal to Sheriff-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi's request that he should be reinstated as the county…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi's New Lawyer, David Waggoner, Has Beaten Ethics Commission Repeatedly

Ross Mirkarimi's New Lawyer, David Waggoner, Has Beaten Ethics Commission Repeatedly

The mayor and city attorney earlier today disseminated their case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -- in writing. It was a curious read; the city attorney has attempted to decouple the notion that "official misconduct" must be committed while "on…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi's No. 2, Ellen Brin, Is Dennis Herrera's "Cousin"

Ross Mirkarimi's No. 2, Ellen Brin, Is Dennis Herrera's "Cousin"

Could a situation in which the county's sheriff has been sentenced to a day in his own jail grow any more awkward? Perhaps it can. As Mayor Ed Lee takes stock of his legal grounds to remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Elected Mayor, Ross Mirkarimi and George Gascón Win Their Seats

Ed Lee Elected Mayor, Ross Mirkarimi and George Gascón Win Their Seats

Interim mayor Ed Lee became San Francisco's first Chinese American elected mayor. After 11 rounds of ranked-choice votes, Lee was declared the winner, garnering 61 percent of the vote. Supervisor John Avalos came in second with 39 percent of the…
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News, The Snitch State Election Monitors to Observe S.F. Voting Tomorrow

State Election Monitors to Observe S.F. Voting Tomorrow

The California Secretary of State is sending election observers to oversee poll workers and voters as they cast their vote starting tomorrow morning. State officials would not confirm how many election monitors would be in San Francisco, but said they…
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News, The Snitch "San Francisco Deserves a Gay Mayor," Claims Bevan Dufty Mailer

"San Francisco Deserves a Gay Mayor," Claims Bevan Dufty Mailer

There are plenty of reasons to like Bevan Dufty -- his sunny disposition, his obvious pride in being a urinal owner (we really do get it), and his willingness to speak with us after we ran this photoshopped image. Perhaps…
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