Cable cars clanging again as San Francisco transit sickout ends

Cable cars clanging again as San Francisco transit sickout ends

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (UPI) --Trolleys, buses and San Francisco's famous cable cars were running normally Thursday after a three-day sickout by transit workers.
Frances Burns

California suit latest attack on caffeine in food, drinks

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 (UPI) -- The city of San Francisco has sued energy drink maker Monster, charging the company markets its caffeinated beverages to children despite possible health risks.

San Francisco to investigate 'patient dumping'

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (UPI) -- San Francisco's city attorney announced the start of an investigation into whether Nevada improperly "dumped" psychiatric patients into the city and California.

San Francisco: Nudity not free speech

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The San Francisco city attorney argues that a lawsuit seeking to overturn the city's new ban on public nudity on First Amendment grounds should be thrown out.

Court blocks cellphone warnings

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A San Francisco law requiring cellphone retailers to warn customers of potential radiation risks was blocked by a U.S. appeals court.

Bay City culinary school con artist sued

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 (UPI) -- A San Francisco official filed suit against a culinary school owner who allegedly required students to give free labor at events he catered.

S.F. attorney calls for Ariz. boycott

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling for a boycott of Arizona following enactment of tough legislation aimed at illegal immigrants.

San Francisco policy on immigrants probed

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday he will cooperate with a federal investigation into his city's sanctuary policy on undocumented aliens.
Same-sex marriage opponents seek delay

Same-sex marriage opponents seek delay

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (UPI) -- Opponents asked the California Supreme Court to hold off until November the implementation of its decision allowing same-sex marriages.

Brothers file claim for S.F. tiger attack

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (UPI) -- The two men who survived a tiger attack last year at the San Francisco Zoo have filed a claim against the city, their attorneys said.

Ex-San Fran supervisor's trial date set

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco supervisor Ed Jew will go on trial in federal court in July on corruption charges following a judge's ruling this week.

Lawyer: Zoo smears brothers hurt by tiger

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer for two brothers mauled at the San Francisco Zoo in a tiger attack that killed their friend accuses zoo officials of "character assassination."

Marriage battle goes to Calif. high court

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 (UPI) -- The city of San Francisco and 22 same-sex couples are asking the California Supreme Court to overturn the state's gay marriage ban.

San Francisco targets gang's turf

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The city of San Francisco is seeking to legally establish a gang-free "safety zone" in a four-block crime-ridden public housing development.

Calif. court strikes down gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A California appeals court ruled 2-1 Thursday that gays and lesbians have no constitutional right to marry.
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Dennis Herrera is City Attorney of San Francisco, best known for his court action in favor of gay marriage, including against Proposition 8. He was re-elected as City Attorney in 2009 with 96 percent of the vote. In August of 2010 he announced that he will run for Mayor of San Francisco in the November 2011 election.

Born November 6, 1962 in Bay Shore, New York, Herrera grew up in the nearby Long Island community of Glen Cove. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and went on to earn his JD from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1989 and served as a Deputy City Attorney.

In 1993, Herrera was appointed Chief of Staff for the US Maritime Administration in Washington, DC. After helping run an office with 1,100 employees, he went back into private practice in San Francisco as a partner in the maritime law firm of Kelly, Gill, Sherburne & Herrera. He was appointed to the SF Transportation Commission by-then Mayor Willie Brown and eventually became a Police Commissioner. He was voted the President of the Commission after just one year.

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