Sequester cuts to impact Coast Guard patrols on the Bay [ABC7]

“For Gascon, a fairly typical week from his calendar, above, is quite devoid of such details as Mirkarimi provides.”
DA’s Calendar: 217 Media Interviews, 101 Pressers [Petrelis]

“SFPD Mounted Units were in the area of Hellman Hollow and came across a large encampment. They detained 5 subjects who were staying there in tents and under tarps. The officers located numerous bike frames, bike parts and tools. A check of the serial numbers to determine if the bikes were listed a stolen came back negative.”
Police Blotter – April 26, 2013 [Richmond SF]

“The wife of the former SF State environmental health and occupational safety director who allegedly took part in a bribery scheme that cheated the University out of millions of dollars, was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property by University Police.”
Wife of alleged bribe schemer arrested [Golden Gate X-Press] [Ex]

“SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said in an interview that the victim had been walking from 18th Street on a park path near Church Street. That section of the park has been known for late-night gay cruising. According to Esparza, the victim lives nearby, but he didn’t know what the man had been doing in the park other than walking, or if he is gay.”
Man faces assault, robbery charges after alleged attack in Dolores Park [BAR]

“The security guards, some of whom live in public housing themselves, are not well-paid and do not necessarily have the highest profile among tenants.”
San Francisco Housing Authority trims budget for security [Ex]

“Policies now vary from county to county. Some make it relatively easy to obtain a permit, while in others – including San Francisco – it’s all but impossible.”
Concealed gun permits under scrutiny [Chron]

“Consider getting your ignition re-keyed ($150-200) or at least use a club-like device. Even better are the newer ones that go around the gas pedal.”
Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for April 2013: Cars and Cellphones Are Crime Magnets, and Let’s Meet a City Code Enforcement Attorney [Bernalwood]

“The City Attorney’s Office and the Mina Group have officially come to an agreement regarding surcharges imposed in response to San Francisco’s Healthy SF ordinance, and the Mina Group will pay over $80K to past employees.”
Michael Mina and the City Attorney reach a settlement surrounding health care surcharges [Chron] [Biz Times]

“Nine months after the San Francisco Police Department fully implemented a new digitized case management system, inspectors were still finding as many as 20 domestic violence cases per month that were not immediately referred to the Special Victims Unit for investigation, said a lieutenant in charge of the domestic violence team.”
Domestic Violence Record-Keeping Still Flawed, but Police Say Fix Is Near [PP]

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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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