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Posts tagged as “hallinan”

Ferris Fain Comes Up Again

Hardly any subject is more than two degrees of separation removed from marijuana. This week Bruce Jenkins of the Chronicle picked an all-star team of…

Supreme Hypocrisy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's connection to the Hallinan saga is indirect and faint, but the AVA is a newspaper, above all, and the Supreme Court is now…

The Trial of Ken Hayes & Mike Foley

In May, 1999, two men who ran CHAMP, a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco's Castro district —Ken Hayes, then 33, and Mike Foley, 34— were…

Liaison to the Pot Partisans

Over the Transom #1 (a sampler) Terence Hallinan's pro-marijuana perspective led some growers from outside the city to contact the DA's office seeking the green…

A Farm in the City

"My liaison to the medical marijuana community" is how District Attorney Terence Hallinan sometimes introduced me. "Public Information officer" was the job description, and I…

Kayo v. DiFi

Trying to breathe life into the extinct mammoth Republicanus Liberalis, former Congressman Tom Campbell recently launched a start-up called the Common Sense Party. Campbell served…

Implementing Prop 215

I didn't jump at District Attorney Terence Hallinan’s offer to be his press secretary. It would pay twice as much as my job at UCSF…

The Progressive Mantle

OLD FOOTAGE: I'm stepping out of my small office in the Hall of Justice slipping a cell phone into the breast pocket of my jacket.…

Diminishing Kayo’s Legacy

In a career full of high-end failures, my failure back in 2000 to convince Terence “Kayo” Hallinan to trust Kamala Harris has to rank near…

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