North Bay Crime Spree Suspect Wanted Asylum, Sympathized With Bombers [CBS5]

“It is clearly the same guys. Why don’t the police stake this out and catch them?”
Troublesome tagging bad for business [Chron]

“The three victims, who were described as men in their 20s, were waiting for a cab in the 100 block of Randolph Street at about 12:50 a.m. when a man in a white van drove up and asked if they needed a ride.”
Gypsy cab driver robs very trusting men [Ex]

“Two men were forced to strip naked at gunpoint before being robbed and carjacked in the Mission district Sunday, police Officer Albie Esparza said.”
Police investigate naked carjacking [Ex]

“Beginning May 1st, we’ll be putting people in the sobering center for treatment if they hit the five-time threshold. On the sixth time they’ll be arrested for being drunk in public as a misdemeanor and then they’re going to have to choose services or go through the criminal justice process”
SFPD Program Aims To Help People Repeatedly Found Drunk In Public [KCBS]

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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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