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Upper Market dognapping has happy ending

Upper Market dognapping has happy ending

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 27, 2020

When Doug Roenicke returned to his Upper Market home on the afternoon of October 17, he was shocked to find that two of his 10-week-old French Bulldog puppies were missing.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Car crashes into Castro's Fitness SF

Car crashes into Castro's Fitness SF

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 11, 2020

A car drove into 2301 Market Street in the Castro — the building where a Fitness SF branch is located — early September 11, according to multiple social media posts.

Castro neighborhood sees alleged burglaries, pepper spraying incident

Castro neighborhood sees alleged burglaries, pepper spraying incident

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 1, 2020

A pepper spraying incident and two reported burglaries have occurred in and around the Castro neighborhood in recent days, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Squatters take over Egg's former home

Squatters take over Egg's former home

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 12, 2020

On the two-year anniversary of the gruesome killing of Brian Egg, the case remains unsolved and neighbors are expressing a growing concern over squatters they say have taken over the South of Market house where the 65-year-old gay man had lived.

SF judge declines to release man held in alleged attack on family

SF judge declines to release man held in alleged attack on family

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 16, 2020

A man who repeatedly slipped through the system and has been accused of attacking people in the Castro remains in custody in San Francisco County jail, following a preliminary hearing July 15 in connection with unrelated charges.

Arrest made in alleged break-in at Castro cannabis store

Arrest made in alleged break-in at Castro cannabis store

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 11, 2020

An arrest has been made in an alleged break-in early Thursday at Eureka Sky, a cannabis retail store that opened in the Castro in February.

Police make arrest in alleged Castro burglary

Police make arrest in alleged Castro burglary

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 10, 2020

Police have made an arrest in the case of an alleged burglary in the Castro early Wednesday.

Mandelman discusses shooting of bi transit advocate during online meeting

Mandelman discusses shooting of bi transit advocate during online meeting

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 28, 2020

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman hosted an online town hall May 27 to answer questions about the recent Mission District shooting that killed a bisexual transit advocate and injured one other person.

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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You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

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.