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Corrections, Feb. 16

By San Francisco Chronicle Public defenders running for judge rebuked by Dems, Feb. 14, Bay Area, D1 The article misstated the political affiliations of San Francisco Superior Court Judges Albert Cheng, a longtime Democrat, and Cynthia Ming-mei Lee, who recently registered as a Democrat. [READ MORE HERE] Source: SF Gate

Bay Area Dems defend 4 GOP-appointed judges facing challengers in next election

By By Bob Egelko Four Bay Area elected officials, all Democrats, are speaking out against a campaign by San Francisco public defenders to unseat Republican-appointed judges in this year’s elections. “I was surprised at this unprecedented move,” Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, said Tuesday about last week’s announcement of the campaign by four deputy public…

School Daze: 10 SF students got sick from consuming cannabis, District says

By By Sophie Haigney Ten students who mysteriously took ill at James Lick Middle School on Tuesday afternoon are believed to have consumed cannabis, a school district official said. “Based on the current evidence and symptoms, health professionals suspect the students consumed cannabis,” Gentle Blythe, a spokeswoman for the school district, said in a statement.…

Mountain lion sighting reported in San Mateo park

By By Sarah Ravani A resident strolling through a San Mateo park early Wednesday morning reportedly saw a mountain lion wandering the open space. San Mateo police said a resident walking through Laurelwood Park, behind the 900 block of Viewridge Drive, was caught by surprise at about 2 a.m. when they noticed a cougar. The…