San Francisco's newest beacon of hope, George Gascón, starts his first day as the city's police chief, forcing journalists throughout the Bay Area to learn how to use the accent mark feature. What are Gascón's plans for hotheaded San Francisco? Well, according to , he wants to "implementing CompStat, a statistics-driven computer program that will help determine crime trends and deployment; improving the homicide clearance rate by sending some detectives to work at district stations; improving ties with the community; changing the way officers are disciplined; and requiring that sergeants give their officers daily missions." In related news, Gascón (who is here sans contract) might not be here for long, since the more desirable LA police chief gig has recently become available.

SF Chronicle