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Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

A Utah man was arrested January 27 in the 29-year-old cold case murder of a trans woman in Concord.

Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The friend of a gay Native American security guard who was shot and killed in San Francisco's Japantown earlier this month remembered him as someone who "was always striving to make his dreams come true ..."

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The San Francisco Police Department has once again raised the reward amount in an effort to solve one of the most infamous cold cases involving the killing of gay men.

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 6, 2023

A preliminary hearing in the case of a man arrested on suspicion of multiple attacks in the Castro neighborhood has been pushed back and has been continued again.

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jan 3, 2023

Cristel Tullock is the first African-American to lead the city and county of San Francisco's adult probation department, as well as the first Latina and first lesbian to do so.

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 23, 2022

A San Francisco Superior Court judge pushed to early 2023 a preliminary hearing for a man who, many say, has terrorized Castro residents and visitors for the past few years.

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 22, 2022

A man who, in the words of gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, "has repeatedly cycled through the criminal justice system and continues to exhibit alarming and violent behavior," has a December 23 hearing about his treatment options.

SFPD announces arrest in Castro-area homicide near Safeway

SFPD announces arrest in Castro-area homicide near Safeway

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 12, 2022

A suspect in a Castro-area homicide wo months ago has been arrested and is being held in San Francisco County Jail.

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 20, 2022

Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district was filled with mourners Sunday night, grieving the loss of life following a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs November 19 that left five people dead.

SFPD investigating fatal stabbing on Market Street in the Castro

SFPD investigating fatal stabbing on Market Street in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 13, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating a homicide that took place about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in the quieter end of the Safeway shopping center parking lot on the 2000 block of Market Street in the Castro.

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 29, 2022

An Antioch woman is being held in San Rita Jail in Dublin after allegedly attempting to kill a transgender woman in Berkeley's People's Park August 21.

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 11, 2022

The San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has reported an alleged theft by one of their own members of "a significant sum of SPI funds ... taken for improper personal purposes."

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

SF police make arrest in Muni shooting as victim is identified

SF police make arrest in Muni shooting as victim is identified

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 24, 2022

San Francisco Police have apprehended a suspect in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man onboard a Muni subway car earlier this week as the medical examiner's office identified the victim.