Calif.'s lethal injection methods probed

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- California's attorney general said testimony about proposed lethal injection methods would be irrelevant to an investigation of current ones.

Drug lab problems jeopardize cases

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 (UPI) -- Hundreds of drug convictions could be overturned in San Francisco because of problems with the drug unit at the police crime lab, officials say.

Man found guilty in Wiesel assault case

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 (UPI) -- A jury in San Francisco convicted a New Jersey man in the assault on Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel last year in a San Francisco hotel.

Bill Clinton downplays party infighting

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Sunday in California the Democratic Party's primary-season infighting will not impact the general election.

Selection of homicide chief raises concern

SAN FRANCISCO, D.C., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- San Francisco's District Attorney has picked as head of her homicide unit a prosecutor who once was reportedly faulted in a wrongful murder conviction.

S.F. cops steamed at D.A. again

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco's district attorney was reportedly at odds with police Monday for her refusal to prosecute suspects arrested in a vice operation.

Five dead folk voted in San Fran election

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 (UPI) -- A San Francisco Chronicle investigation has found five votes cast in the city's last mayoral election were by dead people.

Democrat defeats Green in S.F. mayor vote

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Democrat Gavin Newsom defeated Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez by a comfortable margin in Tuesday's San Francisco mayoral election.
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Kamala Harris

Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is an American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004. First elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney Terence Hallinan, she was re-elected in 2007. Harris is the first female, African-American, and Asian-American attorney general in California and the first Indian-American attorney general in the United States.

Harris was born in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of a Tamil Indian mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan – a breast cancer specialist who immigrated to the United States from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in 1960 – and a Jamaican American father, Stanford University economics professor Donald Harris. She has one younger sister, Maya Harris. While the Harris sisters grew up in a household that blended Hindu and Baptist teachings, she is currently a practicing Baptist.

Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and received her Juris Doctor (JD) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

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