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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.

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 9, 2022

A man was held up at gunpoint and robbed in the Castro May 5, according to a report from the San Francisco Police Department.

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 4, 2022

In an encore performance, a man arrested for suspicion of breaking into the Castro Theatre March 29 was arrested again, April 1, for allegedly breaking into the historic movie palace days later, authorities said.

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 30, 2022

Three men were arrested after breaking into the iconic Castro Theatre early March 29 and allegedly causing extensive damage to equipment inside.

Gay actor Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

Gay actor Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Mar 11, 2022

Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced gay actor Jussie Smollett to 30 months of probation and 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he staged.