“The victim, a 59-year-old Chinese man who speaks little English, pulled over in a black Toyota Camry near 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue to ask for directions. A man in his 20s agreed to help in exchange for a ride home.”
Man carjacked after asking for directions near SFGH [Ex]

“Residents and businesses in and around Broadway have had enough of the violence and rowdy crowds that have become associated with the North Beach corridor, and many are mobilizing to change things.”
North Beach residents, businesses mobilize to change Broadway [Ex]

“The female tourists, who said they were in town for only a short time, called police at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday and said they were walking in the 1500 block of York Street when the suspect approached, Ingleside Station police reported Wednesday.”
British tourists robbed near Cesar Chavez Street [Ex]

“YES (underlined) you robbed a broke ass, 25 yr old cancer patient. I’m sad & angry. Biking made me happy. Sorry you need to steal. “
Cancer Patient Leaves Note For Bicycle Thief [ML@L]

“The victim, a transient, was uncooperative with police, changing his story and description of the assailant several times, Officer Albie Esparza said. But the victim did reportedly mention the fight had something to do with ownership of the park, Esparza added, which apparently isn’t big enough for two people to share.”
Transient stabbed in battle for Buena Vista Park [Ex]

“The verdict of the ghost scam trial will come down to the why — the what is undisputed.”
Ghost Scam Trial: Closing Arguments Pit Charges of Greed Against Human Trafficking Defense [Weekly]

“The cops sarcastically call it ‘catch and release.’ They cite offenders, who ignore the summons and are back on the sidewalk the next day.”
Stumbling start for chronic-drunks plan [Chron]

“The question San Francisco supervisors should be asking is whether there are more than enough cameras out there to accomplish what Suhr is seeking – which is to deter and track down lawbreakers. This nation must remember that security demands must be balanced with the respect for privacy that characterizes a free country.”
Security vs. privacy in San Francisco [Chron]

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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