‘Ricochet’ goes inside gnarliest case of San Francisco Public Defender’s Office by Anita Katz, 05/31/22

Ricochet (Film review) by Andy Howell, Film Threat, 04/05/22 

He’s a public defender and legendary progressive. Here’s why he back the school board recall by Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2020

Matt Gonzalez: A Man of Piece(s) by Jesse Hamlin, Nob Hill Gazette, 09/15/20

Rob Eshelman-Håkansson, journalist and activist, dies at 47 by Tina Gerhardt, 48 Hills, 07/19/20

Court Reverses Sole Conviction in San Francisco Pier Killing by Associated Press, New York Times, 08/30/19

Gun possession conviction revered in San Francisco shooting of Kate Steinle by Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, 08/30/19

The Latest: Defense relieved by pier-killing reversal by Associated Press, MyNorthwest, 08/30/19

Move to erase George Washington mural sparks firestorm among Dems by Carla Marinucci, Politico, 07/22/19

Mural supporters plan 2020 ballot measure to protect controversial fresco at George Washington High by Dominic Fraccasa, San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/19

SF Mayor Breed chooses Manohar Raju as city’s new public defender — choice praised by staff by Dominic Fraccasa, San Francisco Chronicle, 03/11/19

Matt Gonzalez Must Replace Adachi as Public Defender by Randy Shaw, BeyondChron, 02/26/19

SF’s Public Defender Made a Documentary about the Kate Steinle Trial by Nuala Sawyer, San Francisco Weekly, 11/09/18

The Davis Vanguard, 8th Annual Event, Immigration Symposium Keynote, 10/27/18

Erik Noonan, “A Defiant Beauty,” ErikNoonan.net, July 16, 2018.

A Few Crucial Instances of Grace by Dave Eggers, Medium, 12/20/17

Kate Steinle shooting: Defense moves to throw out gun possession conviction by Casey Tolan, San Jose Mercury News, 12/14/17

Sad, Shocking, & Predictable: The Kate Steinle Murder Trial You Didn’t See by Lauren Smiley & Joe Eskenazi, San Francisco Magazine, 12/01/17

Undocumented man acquitted of murder for death of Kate Steinle by Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner, 11/30/17

Post-verdict statements by Matt Gonzalez & Francisco Ugarte in People vs. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 11/30/17

Cabinet of Curiosities by Kate Patterson, Artful Living, 11/15/17

Matt Gonzalez at Muni Diaries Live, Ep. 56, 11/04/17

Art in Public Places: A Panel Discussion at the Contemporary Jewish Museum 12/15/16

Matt Gonzalez reading “Language and the Orb-Crate” at an event celebrating the publication of Lightning Strikes: 18 Poets. 18 Artists (San Francisco: Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 2015) 12/12/15

Immigrant charged in slaying has strong defender in Matt Gonzalez by Bob Egelko, SF Chronicle, 07/12/15

Local Legend of the Week: Matt Gonzalez Chief Attorney of the SF Public Defenders Office by Alex Mak, Boke-Ass Stuart, 07/24/14

A Defiant Beauty: Matt Gonzalez’ Recent Work by Erik Noonan, A Guy Should Know, 09/28/13

Porchlight Storytelling Series, Double Dare: Two Storytellers, One Story (Matt Gonzalez & Whitney Leigh), 09/20/13

San Francisco has Highest Minimum Wage in the Country, But Thousands in City Make Less, KQED, 05/06/13

An art benefit — for the artist by Tim Redmond, SF Bay Guardian, 04/16/13

William Theophilus Brown, Bay Area figurative painter, dies at age 92 by Nancy Ewart, SF Examiner, 02/11/12

‘Scissors vs. Brush’: Matt Gonzalez, Tom Schultz by Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle, 04/28/11

Gonzalez is Defender’s new No. 2 by John Cote and Jessica Kwong, SF Chronicle, 02/23/11

Matt Gonzalez: Return to Public Defender’s Office “a kind of homecoming” by Dan McMenamin, SF Appeal, 02/22/11

Where is the Progressive Candidate in the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Race? by Randy Shaw, BeyondChron, 01/04/11

Matt Gonzalez at Triple Base Gallery by Paul Occam, Mission Loc@l, 12/26/10

Stalwarts of the San Francisco Alternative Scene Call to Establish a Free University of San Francisco, Education News, 12/30/10

San Jose offers settlement in excessive force complaint from SJSU group by Sean Webby, San Jose Mercury News, 12/11/10

Transcript of Matt Gonzalez’s speech at pro-liberty, anti-DC rally, SF Examiner, 09/04/10

Is Matt Gonzalez running for mayor? by Arthur Bruzzone, SF Examiner, 07/07/10

Peter Camejo on the Matt Gonzalez Campaign for Mayor of San Francisco, North Star (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2010), Chapter 24 (unedited)

Federal Jury Finds Calif. DA Retaliated Against Critic by Cheryl Miller, The Recorder, 08/28/09

All Hope is Local: Quit Whining and Run for Office by Allison Kilkenny, Huffington Post, 11/01/08

Third party VP debate with Libertarian Wayne Allen Root, Independent Matt Gonzalez & Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle, UNLV, 11/02/08 (debate starts at 2:30)

Matt Gonzalez in New York City at Cooper Union, 10/15/08

Matt Gonzalez @ In vitro Gallery by Anthony Torres, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, 10/08

Peter Camejo dies — helped found Green Party, by Rachel Gordon, SF Chronicle, 09/14/08

Ralph Nader Captures Much Needed California Ballot Line by Babette Hogan, 08/06/08

Party Crashers 08 by John Geluardi, SF Weekly, 04/29/08

Charles Campbell Gallery to close for good, by Jesse Hamlin, SF Chronicle, 4/05/08

Gonzalez/Nader Hysteria by Matt Smith, SF Weekly, 03/04/08

Nader’s No. 2 by Jesse McKinley, New York Times, 02/29/08 

Nader Chooses Gonzalez as Running Mate by Michelle Levi, CBS News, 02/28/08

Wikipedia Idiots: The Edit Wars of San Francisco by Mary Spicuzza, SF Weekly, 02/13/08

Gonzalez won’t run for mayor, by Cecilia Vega, SF Chronicle, 07/30/07

Yallie’s case — not mayor’s race — brings Gonzalez back to spotlight, by Phil Matier and Andy Ross, SF Chronicle, 01/17/07

Identity-theft suit rejected again, by Charlie Goodyear, SF Chronicle, 06/10/06

Thousands march in Bay Area for immigration rights, by Vanessa Hua, et al, SF Chronicle, 05/01/06

Man stays out of jail in animal rights case, by Stacy Finz, SF Chronicle, 11/09/05

S.F. State teacher arraigned in arrest incident / Faculty member is said to be considering suing campus police for racial profiling, by Jason Johnson, SF Chronicle, 11/02/05

Best Political Transformation, SF Weekly, 05/11/05

Gonzalez’s last huzzah as a supe / Acclaim for president upon his exit to open law firm for Greens, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 01/05/05

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Resolution Honoring Matt Gonzalez by Aaron Peskin, 01/04/05

Matt Gonzalez’s Political Legacy by Randy Shaw, BeyondChron, 01/3/05

Forever the rebel with a cause, Gonzalez exits left at City Hall / Idealist energized young liberals in strong run for mayor, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 01/03/05

Gonzalez resolution urges end to lockout, by George Raine, SF Chronicle, 10/20/04

Supes try to resolve Tenderloin quarrel, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 07/30/04

Businesspeople sound off on Gonzalez’ attitudes, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 07/22/04

CARL RAKOSI / 1903-2004 / S.F. poet who never seemed old, by Julian Guthrie, SF Chronicle, 07/02/04

Gonzalez rips police reaction to protest / Expensive show of force ‘becoming absurdly predictable’, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 06/10/04

Building permit reform up for vote, by Katia Hetter, SF Chronicle, 06/10/04

“This Magic Moment: Euphoric Community and the Utopian Impulse,” by Josh Wilson, in The Political Edge, ed. Chris Carlsson (SF: City Lights Foundation, 2004)

“Going for Broke:” The Gonzalez Legacy by Richard Marquez, BeyondChron, 4/7/04

Gonzalez won’t run for re-election / Supervisors’ president decides to leave board, by Suzanne Herel, SF Chronicle, 03/30/04

Supervisors OK limits on chain-store expansion, by Katia Hetter, Chronicle, 03/24/04

The Matt Gonzalez Insurgency by James Tracy, Left Turn, 3/1/04

See How They Ran, Laurel Wellman, SF Chronicle, 12/21/03

Absentees Proved Crucial in Newsom’s Victory by Rob Wrenn, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 12/19/03

Matt Gonzalez and Me by John Halle, Counterpunch, 12/16/03

San Francisco Showdown by John Nichols, The Nation, 12/8/03

San Francisco May Greenlight 3rd Party, by William Booth, Washington Post, 12/7/03

Left Faces Left in San Francisco by Dean E. Murphy, New York Times, 12/7/03

Democrats face fresh votes blow by Christopher Reed, UK Observer, 12/7/03

Burning Man founder Larry Harvey speaks on behalf of Matt Gonzalez, 12/7/03

Gonzalez for Mayor by Kevin McCarthy, The Nation, 12/05/03

A Pair of Aces by John Mecklin, SF Weekly, 12/3/03

The Music is Political by Garrett Kamps, SF Weekly, 12/3/03

The Gonzalez insurrection by Marshall Kilduff, SF Chronicle, 12/3/03

Brown’s Pick Favored in S.F. Mayoral Race, Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times, 11/3/03

Water on the Brain by Jack Cheevers, SF Weekly, 10/15/03

Using Arnold to Get Gavin by Matt Smith, SF Weekly, 10/8/03

Good Government, Green and Simple by Brett Schaeffer, In These Times,2/24/03

Matt Gonzalez Elected President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors by Mike Feinstein, Green Focus, 1/03

Green Party scores a win on S.F. board by Rachel Gordon, SF Chronicle, 1/9/03

Excerpt from the film Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco (2003), 7/16/01

Bum Advice by Matt Smith, SF Weekly, 5/16/01

Goodbye goldbrick road by Dan Strachota, SF Weekly, 2/28/01

Tail of Two Races by John Mecklin, SF Weekly, 12/6/00


“Immigrant charged in slaying has strong defender in Matt Gonzalez”, by Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2015. Photo by Tony Avelar, Associated Press.


  1. Thanks for always fighting the good fight, Matt, whether for humans or non-humans! 🙂

  2. Mira Martin-Parker

    Thanks for fighting that good fight, Matt! Way to go! And puppies!

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