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Rainbow flags disappear in Guerneville

Rainbow flags disappear in Guerneville

  • by Charlie Wagner
  • May 9, 2018

Guerneville residents gathered to raise another rainbow flag in the town's plaza last week, after previous ones were apparently stolen.

Popular Castro barbershop burglarized

Popular Castro barbershop burglarized

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 4, 2018

Over $5,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Daddy's Barbershop, 4102 19th Street (near Castro) when burglars smashed a front window after the shop closed on Saturday night, April 28, the owner said.

DA rejects arrest warrant in Qualls case

DA rejects arrest warrant in Qualls case

  • by Alex Madison
  • May 2, 2018

After nine years, the first arrest warrant for a suspect connected to the death of transgender woman Mariah Qualls was issued by the San Francisco Police Department in March, but was rejected last week by the DA's office.

Arrest warrant issued  in '99 cold case killing

Arrest warrant issued in '99 cold case killing

  • by Alex Madison
  • May 2, 2018

Arrest warrant issued nearly 20 years after bisexual man was stabbed to death in San Francisco.

Phillips enters formal plea in SF murder case

Phillips enters formal plea in SF murder case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 26, 2018

In handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit, Michael John Phillips, a gay San Francisco man, pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, and other charges related to the death of an elderly man he was reportedly caring for at his arraignment in San Francisco Superior

Diaz held for trial on attempted murder charge

Diaz held for trial on attempted murder charge

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 25, 2018

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz will face trial on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident in which he was captured on video lighting a homeless person on fire.

Gay former SJ school trustee sentenced to jail

Gay former SJ school trustee sentenced to jail

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 18, 2018

Gay former San Jose school board trustee John Lindner was sentenced to 60 days in county jail last week for embezzling nearly $30,000 school campaign funds and misleading investigators.

Diaz remains in jail after court hearing

Diaz remains in jail after court hearing

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 21, 2018

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz was ordered held without bail following a hearing Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court.

Diaz Faces No-Bail Hearing in Arson Case

Diaz Faces No-Bail Hearing in Arson Case

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 14, 2018

San Francisco prosecutors will ask a judge next week to detain convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz without bail following his arrest after he was allegedly captured on video lighting a homeless person on fire.

Hearing provides details in Oakland family's brutal deaths

Hearing provides details in Oakland family's brutal deaths

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Mar 7, 2018

Police testifying at a hearing for a transgender woman accused of brutally murdering an Oakland family in 2016 described this week how she'd been at the family's burning home wearing bloody clothes and reeking of gasoline.

SJ trans woman to stand trial in ex's shooting

SJ trans woman to stand trial in ex's shooting

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Mar 7, 2018

A transgender San Jose woman accused of shooting her ex-partner in a Costco parking lot has been ordered to stand trial.

Advocates cheer state AG's bail stance

Advocates cheer state AG's bail stance

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Feb 28, 2018

Bail reform advocates are cheering California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's decision not to appeal a court ruling that judges should consider defendants' ability to pay and alternatives to monetary bail.

Gay SJ school board trustee resigns

Gay SJ school board trustee resigns

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 28, 2018

Embattled gay San Jose school board trustee John Lindner resigned effective February 28 after being charged with grand theft in connection with embezzling from a school bond campaign account.

SF DA Wants Auto Break-In Task Force

SF DA Wants Auto Break-In Task Force

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Feb 28, 2018

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón plans to ask the city's Board of Supervisors and mayor for about $1 million to establish a task force to address automobile break-ins.