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Friends shocked at Egg suspect's release from jail

Friends shocked at Egg suspect's release from jail

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 1, 2019

Neighbors, family, and a San Francisco supervisor are expressing anger, shock, and concern over the release of a man who had been arrested in connection with the death of Brian Egg.

Suspect in Egg case released from jail

Suspect in Egg case released from jail

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Apr 25, 2019

The onetime suspect in the death of Brian Egg, a gay man whose decomposed torso was found in a fish tank in his South of Market home last summer, was released from jail Wednesday, April 24, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Gay Aussie DJ pleads not guilty in bizarre Castro kidnap case

Gay Aussie DJ pleads not guilty in bizarre Castro kidnap case

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 24, 2019

A gay Australian DJ has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of kidnapping and child endangerment following a bizarre incident in the Castro whereby he allegedly grabbed a 2-year-old boy and took off with him.

Updated: Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

Updated: Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 17, 2019

A North Bay man was sentenced to nine months in county jail and three years probation last week for a hate crime conviction tied to an incident in which he threatened to "bomb the gay people in Guerneville" at a local Safeway store last year.

Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

Guerneville man gets jail time in hate crime case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 10, 2019

A North Bay man was sentenced to nine months in county jail and three years probation Wednesday for a hate crime conviction tied to an incident in which he threatened to "bomb the gay people in Guerneville" at a local Safeway store last year.

MAGA hat slasher arrested

MAGA hat slasher arrested

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 4, 2019

A suspect who slashed a man's hand with a sword outside a popular roller rink in the Western Addition last weekend has been arrested, according to San Francisco police.

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 3, 2019

San Francisco police are still searching for an assailant who, on Friday night, slashed a man's hand with a sword after an altercation in front of the Church of 8 Wheels, a queer-friendly roller rink in the Western Addition, according to authorities.

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

A 35-year-old San Mateo cold case involving the murder of an unidentified, possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to the Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

Since February, there have been more than half a dozen small businesses in the Castro and Upper Market area that have had their glass windows and doors smashed, according to local merchants.

San Mateo trans cold case gets renewed attention after 35 years

San Mateo trans cold case gets renewed attention after 35 years

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 22, 2019

A San Mateo 1983 cold case involving the murder of an unidentified possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to a Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

SF residents detail years of harassment by neighbor

SF residents detail years of harassment by neighbor

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 20, 2019

Multiple LGBTs living in Corona Heights have experienced continued harassment, been called gay slurs, and threatened with violence from a neighbor, who now faces a court hearing next week.

Fresno's LGBT community 'outraged' over plea deal for man in transgender woman's death

Fresno's LGBT community 'outraged' over plea deal for man in transgender woman's death

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 15, 2019

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago.

Guerneville man found guilty of hate crime

Guerneville man found guilty of hate crime

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 8, 2019

A Sonoma County Superior Court jury Thursday found a Guerneville man guilty of a felony hate crime for threatening to kill LGBTs in May 2018.

Rickleffs guilty of murder

Rickleffs guilty of murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 6, 2019

James Rickleffs was found guilty of first-degree murder March 4 by a San Francisco Superior Court jury for the killing of gay man Steven "Eriq" Escalon, 28, after just one and a half days of deliberation.