Ross Mirkarimi

Conway smears Campos, hides behind Mirkarimi

KPFA Evening News, 05.17.2014

Billionaire San Francisco tech investor Ron Conway wants to see Supervisor David Chiu, not Supervisor David Campos, become California's next 17th District Assemblyman.He's even reviving his 2012 smear campaign against Christina Olague for voting to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi - this time against David Campos.   


San Francisco Supervisors David Chiu, left, and David Campos,right, are vying for the 17th District California State Assembly Seat being vacated by Tom Ammiano.

PG&E, Ed Lee, and the SFPUC v. Clean Energy

KPFA Evening News, 05.11.2014

Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson addressed the opening session of the first Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference 2014 at San Francisco’s Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, May 8. Jacobson says that it’s possible  to convert the entire United States to renewable energy by the year 2050 and makes his points with an interactive map; clicks on each state display the possible distribution of wind and solar, the number of jobs that would be created, and the carbon emissions that would be eliminated. Ironically, Jacobson addressed this San Francisco audience just nine days after San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proposed to cut the entire $19 million dollars that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors set aside to create a renewable power option for the city’s residents. 

Pacific Gas'n Electric was the lead sponsor of the 2014 Conference of Mayors in Sacramento in April. Next year the Conference of Mayors will be held in San Francisco. Third mayor from left, San Francisco's Ed Lee.

Case dismissed against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and wife Eliana Lopez

KPFA Evening News, 03.16.2013


KPFA Evening News Anchor Cameron Jones: A defamation lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana Lopez, filed by their neighbors, Ivory Madison and her husband Abraham Mertens, was dismissed without prejudice yesterday, according to San Francisco Superior Court records. KPFA's Ann Garrison has the story.
KPFA/Ann Garrison: In January, Ivory Madison and Abraham Mertens filed a lawsuit, arguing that San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez had falsely accused them of conspiracy, practicing law without a license, submitting false statements to police, and perjury. Lopez had confided in Madison after a New Year’s Eve 2011 argument with her husband, during which he had grabbed hold of her arm, causing a bruise. Madison videotaped the conversation with Lopez’s consent, but then called the police against her wishes.
Madison and Mertens claimed that the defamation occurred during the ensuing nine month legal proceeding that ended in Mirkarimi’s reinstatement as San Francisco’s elected Sheriff.
Eliana Lopez had this to say about the the case's dismissal in San Francisco Superior Court:  
Eliana Lopez: Well, I think the City is tired of this, and this is a good thing for San Francisco, and I think everybody needs to move forward.
KPFA: Lopez also said that her family is stronger than ever: 

Eliana Lopez: We are doing great. We are stronger than ever before, and we are happy to be together.
KPFA: For Pacifica, KPFA Radio, I'm Ann Garrison.


Holiday cheer for families waiting for those behind bars

KPFA Evening News, 12.24.2012 

The San Francisco Sheriff's Deputies and Department expanded this year's annual gift drive for children under care at Children's  Hospital to include families affected by incarceration. 

Agnos gets hate calls re Mirkarimi, says San Francisco is tense and toxic


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