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Additional child sexual assault charges filed against Sebastopol's gay former mayor

Additional child sexual assault charges filed against Sebastopol's gay former mayor

By Sari Staver

The gay former Sebastopol mayor who was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a minor is now free on $620,00 bail following a hearing April 15, when the Sonoma County District Attorney's office added four additional counts to the initial charges.

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By Sari Staver | April 12, 2021

A gay man who's the former mayor of Sebastopol and a longtime executive in the cannabis industry has been arrested and charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor related to sexual assault on a minor.

By Ed Walsh | March 8, 2021

Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena heard emotional testimony before his sentencing Monday from some of the families of the 36 people killed in the Oakland warehouse fire more than four years ago.


By John Ferrannini | March 5, 2021

A naked man being sought by San Francisco police after a fire was allegedly set at a residence adjacent to the intersection at 18th and Eureka streets in the Castro neighborhood Friday afternoon has been arrested, police said.

By John Ferrannini | February 11, 2021

San Francisco Police are seeking the public's help finding a gay man who went missing early last month seemingly without a trace.


By John Ferrannini | February 3, 2021

A gay man who had been senior marketing director at the nation's first LGBTQ retirement community has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a juvenile.

By Ed Walsh | January 22, 2021

Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena pleaded guilty Friday (January 22) to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people, including three who identified as transgender, on December 2, 2016.


By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2020

A memorial service was held November 12 in Ohio in memory of a gay San Francisco man who died from burn injuries in the South of Market neighborhood last month as police continue to investigate the case.

By Sari Staver | October 27, 2020

When Doug Roenicke returned to his Upper Market home on the afternoon of October 17, he was shocked to find that two of his 10-week-old French Bulldog puppies were missing.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

By John Ferrannini | September 11, 2020

A car drove into 2301 Market Street in the Castro — the building where a Fitness SF branch is located — early September 11, according to multiple social media posts.


By John Ferrannini | September 1, 2020

A pepper spraying incident and two reported burglaries have occurred in and around the Castro neighborhood in recent days, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

By Ed Walsh | August 12, 2020

On the two-year anniversary of the gruesome killing of Brian Egg, the case remains unsolved and neighbors are expressing a growing concern over squatters they say have taken over the South of Market house where the 65-year-old gay man had lived.


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