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Police remain mum in Egg case

Police remain mum in Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 10, 2018

San Francisco Police Department brass are still not saying whether the department's handling of the Brian Egg homicide case violated department policy on well-being checks for missing people.

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 10, 2018

The defense's case opened and closed in two days in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Closing arguments are expected next week.

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 10, 2018

Norman Tanner, a gay man who was a nationally prominent leader in HIV prevention and support, died Friday, October 5, two days after a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco. He was 60.

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 3, 2018

Forensic and other scientific evidence was the main topic for witnesses in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court October 1-2.

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 27, 2018

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the headless torso found in a fish tank in a South of Market home last month as Brian Egg, 65.

Guerneville rainbow flag stolen again

Guerneville rainbow flag stolen again

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 26, 2018

The rainbow flag that flies on the Guerneville Plaza flagpole has been stolen yet again. Since the flag was first put up in June 2017, it has been stolen more than half a dozen times. It has been replaced and is currently flying.

Trial continues in SF gay man's murder

Trial continues in SF gay man's murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 26, 2018

Prosecutors in the Michael Phillips murder trial continued calling witnesses Monday, September 24, and demonstrated Phillips' desperation for money and his attempt to steal money from the man he is charged with killing, James Sheahan.

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 19, 2018

Despite efforts by lesbian Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is not talking about his department's "wellness check" policy, which has come under scrutiny in light of the SFPD's handling of the case Brian Egg.

Mugging reported near Dolores Park

Mugging reported near Dolores Park

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 19, 2018

Three men reportedly mugged a man near Mission Dolores Park Sunday, September 16.

SF police panel to discuss Egg case

SF police panel to discuss Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 12, 2018

A San Francisco police commissioner and a city supervisor are weighing in with concerns about the police handling of the case of Brian Egg, whose headless torso is believed to have been left in a fish tank in his South of Market house.

Rising gay graduate student with SF connection killed in Chicago

Rising gay graduate student with SF connection killed in Chicago

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 6, 2018

A promising doctoral clinical psychology student at Northwestern University was killed over the deadly Labor Day weekend in Chicago, just hours after his arrival in the Windy City.

SFPD blasted over headless torso case

SFPD blasted over headless torso case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 5, 2018

Serious questions are being raised over whether the San Francisco Police Department's early inaction in the Brian Egg case effectively jeopardized the department's current homicide investigation.

2 arrests made in headless torso case; vigil next Tuesday

2 arrests made in headless torso case; vigil next Tuesday

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 29, 2018

Missing man Brian Egg's friends and family plan a vigil for Tuesday, September 11, which would have been his 66th birthday; police announced two arrests in the case August 28.

Gay man assaulted in Castro

Gay man assaulted in Castro

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 29, 2018

An assailant screaming anti-gay slurs kicked a gay man in the head at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro last weekend.