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SF stalking trial underway

SF stalking trial underway

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Feb 14, 2018

Trial got underway recently for a gay man accused of stalking his ex-partner and a former friend.

DA's office praised for pot action

DA's office praised for pot action

  • by Sari Staver
  • Feb 7, 2018

Cannabis activists are cheering the January 31 announcement that the San Francisco District Attorney's office will remove or reduce previous criminal convictions from all records in San Francisco Superior Court, dating back to 1975.

Fresno Man Charged in '15 Killing of Trans Woman

Fresno Man Charged in '15 Killing of Trans Woman

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Feb 7, 2018

A man was charged this week in the 2015 killing of a transgender Fresno woman.

Person not charged in DV case

Person not charged in DV case

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jan 24, 2018

San Francisco prosecutors opted this week not to formally charge a gender nonconforming person who'd been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and other charges.

Man Charged After Castro Crash

Man Charged After Castro Crash

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jan 24, 2018

A San Francisco man is facing assault with a deadly weapon and numerous other charges after he allegedly drove onto a busy sidewalk Saturday afternoon in the city's gay Castro district.

Police, DA Seek to Aid Sex Workers

Police, DA Seek to Aid Sex Workers

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco's top law enforcement agencies have agreed not to arrest or prosecute sex workers for prostitution or minor drug offenses when they report violent crimes.

Suspect ID'd in Death of 'Bubbles'

Suspect ID'd in Death of 'Bubbles'

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco police have released the identity of the man suspected of fatally shooting Anthony "Bubbles" Torres in September in the Tenderloin district as they seek the public's help in apprehending him.

Pacifica man gets 30 years for rapes

Pacifica man gets 30 years for rapes

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jan 17, 2018

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Gay SF Man to Stand Trial in Murder Case

Gay SF Man to Stand Trial in Murder Case

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Dec 31, 2017

A gay San Francisco man accused of brutally killing an older man and stealing thousands of dollars from him has been ordered to stand trial.

Bloody Scene Described in Murder Case

Bloody Scene Described in Murder Case

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Dec 17, 2017

A gay San Francisco man faced a hearing this week in which authorities alleged he brutally killed another man, leaving a bloody scene and stealing thousands of dollars from the victim, who had cancer.

Ghost Ship Suspect Talks to B.A.R.

Ghost Ship Suspect Talks to B.A.R.

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Dec 6, 2017

Derick Ion Almena, one of the two men charged in connection with the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire, told the Bay Area Reporter that he is being made a scapegoat.

Gay SF Man Charged in Murder

Gay SF Man Charged in Murder

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Dec 6, 2017

A gay San Francisco man has pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, and other charges related to the death of a man he had reportedly been caring for.

Gay SF man denies murder charge

Gay SF man denies murder charge

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 22, 2017

The gay man accused of fatally stabbing his boyfriend in San Francisco's Hayes Valley has pleaded not guilty.

Man Still in Hospital After Boyfriend's Death

Man Still in Hospital After Boyfriend's Death

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 16, 2017

The man accused of killing his boyfriend in San Francisco's Hayes Valley remains in the hospital two weeks after his partner was found stabbed.