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After 6 Years, Killers of Tourist get Sentenced

June 24th, 2014 (0)
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. The over and under is 18 and 21. A ...

Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished

June 20th, 2014 (0)
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 for a 20-minute slack-fingered back rub, but then $300 ...

Fisherman’s Wharf killer sentenced to life

June 17th, 2014 (0)
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 store next door and shot to death two other ...

Man Cited in Connection with City Park Tree Vandalism

July 15th, 2013 (0)
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 have been solved. On Wednesday morning, July 10, a ...

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

June 6th, 2013 (0)
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 — literally and figuratively. You got the old armory down ...

Learning Curves

May 23rd, 2013 (0)
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. Waldemar, himself, with all of his knowledge, charm and ...

Fraud is a terrible thing to waste

May 3rd, 2013 (0)
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 departments. In the California higher education system it has ...

Beer and Syringes

April 22nd, 2013 (0)
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 was named after the loins of young prostitutes, or, ...

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

April 8th, 2013 (0)
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 seen with a long, sawed-off rifle. Not a shotgun ...

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

April 8th, 2013 (0)
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 seen with a long, sawed-off rifle. Not a shotgun ...
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