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After 6 Years, Killers of Tourist get Sentenced

This was all a long time ago. September 9, 2008: a very bad evening, beginning at an old kid club called City Nights, down on Harrison, between Lapu and Third.

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Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished

Nestor San Juan was 73. He lived at 520 Taylor, with the green awning, between a public parking garage and Les Nuits de Paris massage parlor and sauna. (It’s $80

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Fisherman’s Wharf killer sentenced to life

Murder can be so petty. The day after April Fools Day, 2011, a shopkeeper on Fisherman’s Wharf named Hong Ri Wu couldn’t stand it any longer. He went to the

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Man Cited in Connection with City Park Tree Vandalism

SAN FRANCISCO – In a city where parks are as revered as cathedrals and trees as valued as the banana cream tarts at Tartine’s bakery, a high crime mystery may

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3 Parolees Arrested in the Mission for Triple Shooting, Cause Crash

SAN FRANCISCO – Mission and 16th?  Why do you ask? It’s a not –for-visitors neighborhood.  You got the BART stop; you got some off-Geary play houses, including Theater Rhinoceros —

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Learning Curves

For the last 20 years, and even before that, but certainly since the days of  “Wild Bill” Rojas, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has been a crazy house.

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Fraud is a terrible thing to waste

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco State University (SFSU) has long been a feisty, edgy, blue-collar campus.  But it remains a great local university, with a solid library and several world-class

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Beer and Syringes

SAN FRANCISCO – Happened on the 300 block of Ellis Street. In the Tenderloin district, in what some might call the heart of San Francisco darkness. You’ll remember the place

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SFPD Shooting ends in Arrest of “Long-Gun Serial Robbers”

Three teenagers got nicked with the name “Long-Gun Serial Robbers.”  The name stemmed from a couple of robberies that ensued in early March, along with a carjacking, the teens were

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SFPD Shooting ends in Arrest of "Long-Gun Serial Robbers"

Three teenagers got nicked with the name “Long-Gun Serial Robbers.”  The name stemmed from a couple of robberies that ensued in early March, along with a carjacking, the teens were