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Almena blasts judge's decision

Almena blasts judge's decision

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 15, 2018

Ghost Ship founder Derick Almena is blasting the judge who threw out the plea deal last week and said it is no longer possible for him to get a fair trial.

Judge rejects Ghost Ship plea deal

Judge rejects Ghost Ship plea deal

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 15, 2018

In a highly unusual move, a judge rejected the plea deal of Ghost Ship defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris following emotionally charged statements from family members in an Oakland courtroom last week.

Mission captain addresses 'lack of consistency' of beat officers

Mission captain addresses 'lack of consistency' of beat officers

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 8, 2018

Some Castro business owners have been unhappy with the "lack of consistency" of the San Francisco Police Department's foot patrol officers.

Castro Street bank robbed

Castro Street bank robbed

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Bank's Castro branch robbed; suspect still at large.

Man charged with elder abuse

Man charged with elder abuse

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 1, 2018

A 33-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse, criminal threats, and vandalism after multiple incidents involving a 63-year-old man he was allegedly caring for.

South Bay lesbians charged in stabbing incident

South Bay lesbians charged in stabbing incident

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 25, 2018

A lesbian couple has been charged with felony assault following an incident in which the women allegedly stabbed three men in an early morning brawl outside of a Morgan Hill bar earlier this month.

Hate crimes against LGBTs on the rise in SF, CA

Hate crimes against LGBTs on the rise in SF, CA

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 18, 2018

Hate crimes in San Francisco and California are on the rise for the third year in a row, according to annual reports released by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

How man in 'suspicious' Castro death identified uncertain

How man in 'suspicious' Castro death identified uncertain

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 18, 2018

It is uncertain how a man who was found unresponsive in the Castro by San Francisco police last month and who later died identified.

No jail for rainbow flag theft

No jail for rainbow flag theft

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 18, 2018

After being found guilty last month of stealing a rainbow flag from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole in May, Vincent Joseph O'Sullivan was sentenced to 36 months probation and 100 hours of community service.

Fletcher to be sentenced in Aiello murder

Fletcher to be sentenced in Aiello murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 18, 2018

A Sacramento judge will sentence Kyle Billy Fletcher next month, after a jury convicted him last week in the murder of former Bay Area Reporter freelance writer Dan Aiello.

O'Sullivan found guilty of stealing rainbow flag

O'Sullivan found guilty of stealing rainbow flag

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 11, 2018

A Sonoma county jury found the man who stole a rainbow flag from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole in May guilty of petty theft June 28.

Drag queen robbed at gunpoint in Castro

Drag queen robbed at gunpoint in Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 11, 2018

A local drag queen was allegedly robbed at gunpoint in the Castro July 5.

Fletcher found guilty in Aiello murder case

Fletcher found guilty in Aiello murder case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 11, 2018

Kyle Billy Fletcher was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the death of former Bay Area Reporter freelance writer Dan Aiello.

Man in 'suspicious' death in Castro identified

Man in 'suspicious' death in Castro identified

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 4, 2018

The man who was found unresponsive by San Francisco police early Friday morning and later pronounced dead has been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office as 48-year-old Corey Ahrens.