Gang Injunctions

Since the end of 2006, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has obtained four civil injunctions against seven violent street gangs that had been plaguing San Francisco neighborhoods with their criminal and nuisance conduct. Each injunction covers one of four geographic areas. The following gangs were named in the injunctions issued by San Francisco Superior Court: The Bayview/Hunters Point-based Oakdale Mob The Mission-based Norteño gang The Visitacion Valley-based Down Below Gangsters The Visitacion Valley-based Towerside gang The Western Addition-based Chopper City gang The Western Addition-based Eddy Rock gang The Western Addition-based Knock Out Posse gang The injunctions were not envisioned as …

Restaurant Surcharge Enforcement Program

City Attorney Dennis Herrera undertook a major enforcement effort in 2013 to ensure the integrity of “Healthy San Francisco” surcharges paid by customers at many of San Francisco’s eating establishments. The year-long effort sought to remedy shortfalls between amounts charged to restaurant customers to cover the cost of complying with the City’s universal healthcare law, and funds actually expended to provide healthcare benefits to employees.

Monster Energy Litigation

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is engaged in litigation against Monster Beverage Corporation for violating California law with its marketing of highly-caffeinated energy drinks to children as young as six-years-old, despite scientific findings that such products may cause “significant morbidity in adolescents” from elevated blood pressure, brain seizures, and severe cardiac events.