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News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

SF police make arrest in Muni shooting as victim is identified

SF police make arrest in Muni shooting as victim is identified

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 24, 2022

San Francisco Police have apprehended a suspect in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man onboard a Muni subway car earlier this week as the medical examiner's office identified the victim.

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 9, 2022

A man was held up at gunpoint and robbed in the Castro May 5, according to a report from the San Francisco Police Department.

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 4, 2022

In an encore performance, a man arrested for suspicion of breaking into the Castro Theatre March 29 was arrested again, April 1, for allegedly breaking into the historic movie palace days later, authorities said.

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 30, 2022

Three men were arrested after breaking into the iconic Castro Theatre early March 29 and allegedly causing extensive damage to equipment inside.

Gay actor Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

Gay actor Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Mar 11, 2022

Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced gay actor Jussie Smollett to 30 months of probation and 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he staged.

Parole denied for man who murdered gay sailor in 1992

Parole denied for man who murdered gay sailor in 1992

  • by Lou Chibbaro Jr., Washington Blade
  • Mar 10, 2022

A five-member U.S. Parole Commission voted 4-1 on March 7 to deny parole to a former U.S. Navy sailor sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 anti-gay murder of fellow U.S. Navy sailor Allen Schindler while the two were stationed in Japan.

Juveniles and man arrested in string of SF robberies

Juveniles and man arrested in string of SF robberies

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Feb 28, 2022

A string of violent robberies extending from Noe Valley into the Mission Wednesday, February 23, has led to the arrests of three suspects.

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1992 murder of gay sailor recommended for parole

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1992 murder of gay sailor recommended for parole

  • by Lou Chibbaro Jr., Washington Blade
  • Feb 22, 2022

A former U.S. Navy sailor sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 anti-gay murder of fellow U.S. Navy sailor Allen Schindler while the two were stationed in Japan received a recommendation for parole at a February 17 hearing.

Shooting at Castro Safeway leaves 2 injured

Shooting at Castro Safeway leaves 2 injured

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Feb 16, 2022

A shooting in the parking lot of Market Street Safeway in the Castro left two people injured late Tuesday afternoon.

Tenth B.A.R. Talk to focus on crime reporting

Tenth B.A.R. Talk to focus on crime reporting

  • Feb 9, 2022

Crime reporting through the history of the Bay Area Reporter will be the focus of the tenth online panel discussion, part of the newspaper's 50th anniversary commemorations.

SFPD doubles reward money for 'Doodler' serial killer

SFPD doubles reward money for 'Doodler' serial killer

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2022

San Francisco police also announced they have identified a sixth victim of one of the city's most infamous serial killers.