Bike stolen at Bike to Work Day in San Francisco [ABC7]

“The thug, described as a man in his 20s, reportedly pulled out a handgun and held it to the 34-year-old merchant’s head in the 600 block of Eddy Street, between Polk and Larkin streets, at about 9 a.m.”
Polk Gulch merchant robbed while opening business [Ex]

“According to police, the faux workers contact innocent people by phone, claim their bills are overdue and that their electricity (or water) will be shut off within an hour unless payment is received.”
Watch Out for Those Fake PG&E Workers Scamming You [Weekly]

“The jury in the ghost scam trial reached its final verdict today: the four defendants are guilty on all counts of grand theft.”
Ghost Scam Defendants Found Guilty of Grand Theft as Jurors Reject Human Trafficking Claim [Weekly]

“A 16-year-old boy who escaped from San Francisco’s juvenile detention center last month is in custody after he reportedly returned home for food, rest and clothes.”
Caught teen escapee needed food, clothes [Ex]

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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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