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Updated: Online Extra: Bi transit advocate dies following Mission district shooting

Updated: Online Extra: Bi transit advocate dies following Mission district shooting

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 6, 2020

A bisexual man who co-founded a group for LGBT public transit enthusiasts has died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after being one of two people injured in a Friday night shooting in the city's Mission district.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

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  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

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Online Extra: Rickleffs sentencing delayed as defense waits for trial transcripts

Online Extra: Rickleffs sentencing delayed as defense waits for trial transcripts

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2020

James Rickleffs, a San Francisco man found guilty last March of murdering a gay man in 2012, will not be sentenced for at least two more months.

Elder abuse case concludes in SF courtroom

Elder abuse case concludes in SF courtroom

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2020

The man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of vandalism and false imprisonment stemming from an elder abuse case has completed his sentence.

Man in elder abuse case has left the country, misses court hearing

Man in elder abuse case has left the country, misses court hearing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 8, 2020

A man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of vandalism and false imprisonment stemming from an elder abuse case didn't show up to a San Francisco Superior Court hearing January 8 as deputy public defenders said that he no longer lives in the U.S.

New attorney for defendant in bondage murder case

New attorney for defendant in bondage murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 18, 2019

James Rickleffs, a San Francisco man found guilty of murder in March, has a new attorney as his case moves to the sentencing phase.

Online Extra: January hearing set for SF man in elder abuse case

Online Extra: January hearing set for SF man in elder abuse case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 10, 2019

A status hearing will be held in January for a San Francisco man who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of vandalism and false imprisonment stemming from an elder abuse case.

Online Extra: Man sentenced to 18 months for gun possession at SF Pride

Online Extra: Man sentenced to 18 months for gun possession at SF Pride

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 5, 2019

A man who was arrested for possessing a firearm during San Francisco Pride festivities this year has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Online Extra: Man robbed near Dolores Park, police say

Online Extra: Man robbed near Dolores Park, police say

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 13, 2019

San Francisco police said that a man was knocked unconscious and robbed at around 8 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at 22nd and Dolores streets — just blocks from Mission Dolores Park.

Online Extra: Gay convicted murderer executed in South Dakota

Online Extra: Gay convicted murderer executed in South Dakota

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 13, 2019

A convicted murderer was executed in South Dakota November 4, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider evidence that state court jurors had sentenced the man to death because they knew he was gay and thought he would enjoy life in prison.

Arsonist Diaz takes plea deal in 2018 attempted murder case

Arsonist Diaz takes plea deal in 2018 attempted murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 8, 2019

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz pleaded guilty Friday, November 8, to three felony counts before he could stand trial in an attempted murder case, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's office.

Man convicted of lesser charge in burglary case

Man convicted of lesser charge in burglary case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 29, 2019

Carlos Gomez-Miranda has been found not guilty of burglary, but guilty of petty larceny, in connection with a July incident where jewelry and other personal items were stolen from the 18th Street home of a lesbian attorney in the Castro.

Online Extra: 'It seemed hopeless:' victim of attempted battery in Noe Valley speaks out

Online Extra: 'It seemed hopeless:' victim of attempted battery in Noe Valley speaks out

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 18, 2019

Two men were threatened with battery in two incidents Monday, October 14, by people wearing masks, just blocks from the Castro.