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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.

Woman describes stabbing in Berkeley murder case

Woman describes stabbing in Berkeley murder case

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 15, 2017

A Berkeley woman said during an Alameda County Superior Court hearing this week that she begged for her life as a nonbinary person allegedly stabbed her during a two-day incident in which another woman was fatally stabbed.

SF Gay Man Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested

SF Gay Man Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 12, 2017

The boyfriend of a man who was found dead in his Hayes Valley apartment last week has been booked on a murder charge and is in Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, according to the sheriff's department.

Police provide shooting update at town hall

Police provide shooting update at town hall

  • by Sari Staver and Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 9, 2017

San Francisco police provided new details Tuesday night about last week's officer-involved shooting in the Castro.

Officer, Suspect Shot in Castro

Officer, Suspect Shot in Castro

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 1, 2017

A San Francisco police officer and a suspect were hospitalized with gunshot wounds early Wednesday, November 1, after they exchanged fire in the Castro district just after midnight.

Man arrested after volunteer assaulted at Pacific Center

Man arrested after volunteer assaulted at Pacific Center

  • by Tony Taylor
  • Oct 25, 2017

Chalk messages of support were written on the sidewalk outside the Pacific Center for Human Growth's office in Berkeley following an incident last week in which a volunteer was physically assaulted and a rainbow flag was burned.

Defense Accuses Dead B.A.R. Writer of Sexual Attack

Defense Accuses Dead B.A.R. Writer of Sexual Attack

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Oct 14, 2017

The attorney for the man accused of fatally strangling former Bay Area Reporter writer Dan Aiello is claiming that his client, Kyle Billy Fletcher, had been "in fear of a sexual assault," and Fletcher "was defending himself."

Gay Man Assaulted in the Castro

Gay Man Assaulted in the Castro

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 14, 2017

Gary McCoy, an advocate for people who are homeless and for people living with HIV, was assaulted in the Castro Sunday morning, October 8.

Suspects in Killing of Gay SF Man Deny Charges

Suspects in Killing of Gay SF Man Deny Charges

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 19, 2017

The two people accused of fatally shooting a gay San Francisco man at Twin Peaks in July have pleaded not guilty.

Pacifica Man Pleads No Contest to Rapes

Pacifica Man Pleads No Contest to Rapes

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 19, 2017

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men is expected to serve almost 30 years in prison after pleading no contest in the case.

Convict in California Trans Murder Granted Parole

Convict in California Trans Murder Granted Parole

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 5, 2016

Parole has been granted for one of the men who murdered transgender teenager Gwen Araujo in 2002, while parole for another one of Araujo's killers has been denied.