March 25th’s top headlines continued to center around this weekend’s shooting of five Oakland police officers, four of whom were killed. Also in the news: a Bay Area residence fire, a new proposal from the Board of Supes, and a very special guest returns to the Academy of Science.


The latest on the Oakland PD slayings
Lovelle Mixon may have been linked to six rapes. CBS5, CBS5 video
Tuesday night vigil draws hundreds. ABC7, Ex, Ex CBS5 video of the vigil parts one and two
18,000 expected at Saturday’s funeral of slain officers. BCN via CBS5

BOS President Chiu wants downtown building lights extinguished during off hours. ABC7, CBS5, Ex

Snake, a lizard and two cats die in San Ramon house fire. Chron Happily, three dogs, three lizards, six snakes and several cats survived. BCN via CBS5

Claude, the Academy of Science’s albino alligator, is back, baby! Ex, ABC7 (with video!)

Woodside man charged in alleged securities fraud, said to have conspired with man nicknamed “Boots.” CBS5, Ex


Today’s ChroncileWatch (sic): Toilet torcher alert! Crocker-Amazon soccer field porta-potties are in the dumps. Chron

Today’s M&R: Nevadan assault rifles, saving money by releasing prisoners without parole, Nation of Islam follows Newsom like he’s Phish. Chron

SF Supes deny tighter laws for folks outside bars and clubs. Chron

SF Parks and Rec wants to start charging $5 admission to Botanical Gardens. Chron

SF TB rates dropping, patient demographic changing. Chron

Two men shot in Union City garage, one dies. Chron

Dying newspaper makes trip to Colma graveyard. Chron


The independent investigation into the Oscar Grant shooting is costing BART more than they expected: $151K more. Ex

The BOS votes to up rebates for filmmakers who shoot in SF. Ex

Students speak out in support of JROTC in SF schools. Ex

Led streetlights debut in ‘loin. Ex

Apparently unrelated suspicious baby deaths in Livermore. Ex


Awesome new defense for buying stolen art off the street: “I’m new to the City.” Snitch

Stop for pedestrians on Sloat this morning (it’s a sting!), hope you don’t get rear-ended. Snitch

Will $500K bequest for hearing dog training go to hearing dog training or the SPCA? Snitch


24-year-old parolee Odie Battles III arrested for alleged assault of 85-year-old at San Jeandro BART station. CBS5

Pleasanton teen arrested under suspicion of slashing 27 tires. CBS5


Santa Clara County residents told to cut water use by 15%, ABC7

Prop 8 rally planned for Berkeley. ABC7

What did we miss? Let us know.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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