The Best Soap Opera in San Francisco: ” The Sheriff and the Soap Star” The Final Chapter Ross Mirkarimi is still Sheriff


t Time to close the book, turn off the lights on the Best Soap Opera in San Francisco “The Sheriff and the Soap Star“.  After a year of international coverage, with more twist and turns than Lombard Street we have reached the end, or have we? Last year former San Francisco Board of Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi wasContinue reading “The Best Soap Opera in San Francisco: ” The Sheriff and the Soap Star” The Final Chapter Ross Mirkarimi is still Sheriff”

“The best Soap Opera in San Francisco: The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 8) The Mayor say’s go!,The Sheriff say’s no!


Mayor Ed Lee asked Sheriff Mirkarimi to resign on Monday after his conviction of charge of false imprisonment for an incident involving his wife on New Year‘s Eve.    The Sheriff had until 4 pm yesterday to resign. The Sheriff said he would fight the official misconduct charge. “At this time I do not plan to resign,”Continue reading ““The best Soap Opera in San Francisco: The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 8) The Mayor say’s go!,The Sheriff say’s no!”

The Sheriff and the Soap Star Saga is coming to a dramatic end? Not a chance! (Part 7)


A few minutes ago San Francisco Mayor Mayor Ed Lee gave embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi  until 4pm today to resign or face an official misconduct charge and the possible forced removal from office. Mirkarimi was sentenced Monday to three years probation, a year’s worth of domestic violence intervention classes and other penalties for pleadingContinue reading “The Sheriff and the Soap Star Saga is coming to a dramatic end? Not a chance! (Part 7)”

The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 6) Sheriff Mirkarimi pleades guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment


The best Soap Opera in San Francisco has reached the final curtain or has it? Yesterday the Sheriff,agreed to a plea bargain on a misdemeanor domestic violence and two related charges.  He will be officially charged Monday. The plea deal calls for him to be fined $400, given three years probation and undergo a year of domestic violenceContinue reading “The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 6) Sheriff Mirkarimi pleades guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment”

The Sheriff and The Soap Star (Part 5VA) The Video is in…..for now


The many twists and turns of the Best Soap Opera in San Francisco has taken a new turn today. The Superior Court‘s three-judge Appellate Division rejected a claim by Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, that she made the video in a confidential discussion with her neighbor, whom she believed to be a lawyer, according to aContinue reading “The Sheriff and The Soap Star (Part 5VA) The Video is in…..for now”

Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5V) Attorney wants out of San Francisco


As jury selection gets under way in the domestic violence trial against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, his attorney requested a change in venue this morning. “Extensive pre-trial publicity and the unique factors of this case make it difficult to seat a fair and impartial jury or inoculate a panel from publicity,” said Lidia Stiglich, Mirkarimi’s leadContinue reading “Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5V) Attorney wants out of San Francisco”

The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5B) A bruised Soap Star


SHOWTIME, the much awaited trail of the Best Soap Opera in San Francisco has begun. The Sheriff’s attorney Lidia Stiglich, testified in a hearing earlier Friday that she did not think the judge who had heard all the pretrial proceedings, Superior Court Judge Susan Breall, could oversee the case impartially and without bias against either herContinue reading “The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5B) A bruised Soap Star”

The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5) That Damm Video Tape!


What happens when the wife and the husband doesnt want the prosecution to use  the video tape  the wife  made to protect herself from her husband? It’s SHOWTIME in the city by the bay.  The curtain rises today on the Best Soap Opera in Town.  The presiding judge is unknown, jury interviews should follow sometimes next week.  Continue reading “The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 5) That Damm Video Tape!”

The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 4) Wife wants Immunity


In the last installment (Part 3) of the best soap opera in San Francisco.  Eliana Lopez lawyered up. For weeks, M’s Lopez said they had it all wrong.  The witnesses, the bruises, the video tape and her own statements were basic misunderstandings, oops (my bad!) She  has  repeatedly refused to talk to investigators…….. Standing by (or behind) herContinue reading “The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 4) Wife wants Immunity”

“The Sheriff and the Soap Star” (Part two) “Protests, Ex-Girlfriends, Emails, and Video Tape”


The Sheriff and the Soap Star “The Best Soap Opera in San Francisco” (Part Two) “Protests, Ex-Girlfriends, Emails, and Video Tape“ On January 8, Ross Mirkarimi was sworn as the Sheriff of San Francisco County. Superior Court Judge Katherine Feinstein was to do the public honors, but bowed out amid Mirkarimi’s legal troubles.  January 13, Sheriff MirkarimiContinue reading ““The Sheriff and the Soap Star” (Part two) “Protests, Ex-Girlfriends, Emails, and Video Tape””