The government is invisibly collecting data on Bluetooth equipped smartphones along roadways. It’s logical to assume this collection will expand to other public areas, and smartphones make a tantalizing tool for precise tracking.

The department could be more transparent and is going to have to work through a lot when hiring new officers. Also, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith doesn’t seem to agree with some of his own arguments.

The former police detective who allegedly said he’d funnel campaign cash to a mayoral candidate if he agreed to fire Police Chief Bill Lansdowne met with the top cop a month earlier about a liquor license dispute.

Mayoral candidate David Alvarez claimed Kevin Faulconer was endorsed by the city’s largest union.