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Gay-owned Castro coffee shop burglarized

Gay-owned Castro coffee shop burglarized

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 24, 2019

Spike's, a longtime gay-owned Castro coffee shop at 4117 19th Street, was burglarized in the early morning hours of July 23.

Lesbian Castro attorney threatens to leave SF after home ransacked

Lesbian Castro attorney threatens to leave SF after home ransacked

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 2, 2019

Lesbian Castro attorney found used needles and heroin in her home after it was burglarized over the weekend and says she's ready to leave San Francisco.

Trans woman attacked in Castro

Trans woman attacked in Castro

  • by Meg Elison
  • Jun 12, 2019

A 55-year-old trans woman was the victim of an aggravated assault at the corner of Castro and Market streets, according to a San Francisco Police Department daily crime report from May 30.

Gay men assaulted near Dem confab

Gay men assaulted near Dem confab

  • by Meg Elison
  • Jun 4, 2019

San Francisco police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged attack on two gay men who were in the city last weekend for the California Democratic Party convention.

Egg case officially ruled a homicide

Egg case officially ruled a homicide

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 15, 2019

A newly released autopsy report on the death of a gay man, Brian Egg, whose decomposed torso was found in a fish tank in his South of Market home over the summer, reveals his cause of death was "unspecified homicidal violence with blunt force trauma."

Friends shocked at Egg suspect's release from jail

Friends shocked at Egg suspect's release from jail

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 1, 2019

Neighbors, family, and a San Francisco supervisor are expressing anger, shock, and concern over the release of a man who had been arrested in connection with the death of Brian Egg.

Suspect in Egg case released from jail

Suspect in Egg case released from jail

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Apr 25, 2019

The onetime suspect in the death of Brian Egg, a gay man whose decomposed torso was found in a fish tank in his South of Market home last summer, was released from jail Wednesday, April 24, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Gay Aussie DJ pleads not guilty in bizarre Castro kidnap case

Gay Aussie DJ pleads not guilty in bizarre Castro kidnap case

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 24, 2019

A gay Australian DJ has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of kidnapping and child endangerment following a bizarre incident in the Castro whereby he allegedly grabbed a 2-year-old boy and took off with him.

Updated: Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

Updated: Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 17, 2019

A North Bay man was sentenced to nine months in county jail and three years probation last week for a hate crime conviction tied to an incident in which he threatened to "bomb the gay people in Guerneville" at a local Safeway store last year.

Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 10, 2019

A North Bay man was sentenced to nine months in county jail and three years probation Wednesday for a hate crime conviction tied to an incident in which he threatened to "bomb the gay people in Guerneville" at a local Safeway store last year.

MAGA hat slasher arrested

MAGA hat slasher arrested

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 4, 2019

A suspect who slashed a man's hand with a sword outside a popular roller rink in the Western Addition last weekend has been arrested, according to San Francisco police.

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 3, 2019

San Francisco police are still searching for an assailant who, on Friday night, slashed a man's hand with a sword after an altercation in front of the Church of 8 Wheels, a queer-friendly roller rink in the Western Addition, according to authorities.

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

A 35-year-old San Mateo cold case involving the murder of an unidentified, possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to the Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

Since February, there have been more than half a dozen small businesses in the Castro and Upper Market area that have had their glass windows and doors smashed, according to local merchants.