Francisco Sanchez (R) enters court for an arraignment with San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi (L) on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Francisco Sanchez pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with …

Kate Steinle Murder Trial Delayed Until After Election

The trial of five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez for the murder of young San Francisco resident Kate Steinle has been delayed until after the 2016 presidential election.

Vicki Hennessy (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

New S.F. Sheriff Weakens Sanctuary City Policy

San Francisco’s former sanctuary city sheriff has been replaced, and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is already moving to re-establish communications between federal immigration officials and deputies at the city jail.

Ross Mirkarimi (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Vote: Judgment Day for Airbnb, Sanctuary City Sheriff

It’s Election Day, and Californians are deciding on a host of local offices and ballot measures. In San Francisco, voters will decide the fate of Airbnb and “sanctuary city” Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

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San Francisco Sheriff: Sanctuary City Policy ‘Makes Us Safer’

San Francisco City and County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi argued that San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy “makes us safer” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead.” Mirkarimi was asked whether being a sanctuary city makes San Francisco safer, he answered, “It