San Francisco Chronicle

Ricardo Lara was caught taking campaign contributions from the industry he regulates… breaking with his predecessors’ refusal of such support for nearly two decades…. More recent reports detailed other donations linked to companies with actual or potential business before Lara. The Union-Tribune counted more than a quarter-million dollars with some connection to the department’s work…Lara’s mea culpa would be more convincing if it were accompanied by transparent and unflinching accountability for his past and future behavior.”