Gang Injunctions

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has obtained civil injunctions against seven violent street gangs that have long plagued San Francisco neighborhoods with their criminal and nuisance conduct. Named in the gang injunctions so far issued by the San Francisco Superior Court are the following:

Protecting you from data pirates

[Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, 2018] Online data theft has become an unsettling reality of modern life. From the 500 million accounts hacked at Yahoo to the 148 million Americans victimized by Equifax, internet pirates are bent on plunder — and too many U.S. businesses are unwilling to mount a vigorous defense. The Republican-controlled Congress has talked tough but has done basically nothing to stop the assault. While there has been a recent international focus on data privacy — and rightly so — in the wake of a political firm acquiring private data on millions …

San Francisco has no interest in banning electric scooters

[Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 19, 2018] San Francisco has been a transportation innovator since Andrew Smith Hallidie invented the cable car in 1873. We shouldn’t stop now. Our growing city needs that innovation to continue to thrive, but innovation must be appropriately balanced with public safety. It cannot come at the price of shattered teeth, broken bones or worse. The latest entrant on the transportation scene — electric scooters — can be a safe, green, complementary piece to the range of transportation choices in San Francisco. For that to happen, e-scooter companies such as Bird, …