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  African-American comedian W. Kamau Bell, a mainstay of the Bay Area stand-up scene, says that on Monday an employee at Elmwood Cafe, an... More»

Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson being arrested by SF police

  San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is alleging that San Francisco police officers unlawfully arrested one of his office's attorneys,... More»


  On Friday night,... More»

Sheldon Silver

  The Speaker of New York’s State Assembly, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, was arrested today on sweeping charges of... More»


  So much for the honeymoon phase. Dozens of protestors greeted the newly inaugurated mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf,  ... More»

Protests in Berkeley

  From the moment that a Missouri grand jury announced its failure to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed... More»

BART train

  There are two questions that writers get asked over dinner: They are: “Are you going to pay for your food this time? We’ve been... More»

David Saucier and Harith Atchan

  Last night, at a community vigil mourning the victims of... More»

Then-District Attorney Kamala Harris in her office in the Hall of Justice

  Editor's Note: This story by former San Francisco editor Nina Martin, now of ProPublica, was originally published in August 2007... More»