“In the federal district based in San Francisco, employees of the pretrial services and probation offices, which present information on defendants to the courts and supervise those on bail and probation, have undergone furloughs, as have those in the federal public defender’s office, which represents low-income defendants.”
Federal courts avoid summer furloughs [Chron]

“The 25-year-old victim was inside the restroom at Holly Park about 3 p.m. when two teenage male suspects entered and demanded the victim’s cash. “
Man robbed while trying to use the bathroom in Holly Park [Ex]

“Lopez, who chose not to take the stand during his trial, had reportedly met the woman when she was 16 and agreed to tutor her in Spanish at the Mission Branch Library. Two years later, authorities said, the woman severed ties with Lopez due to his creepiness, but he carried a torch for her for the next eight years.”
Bernal Heights labyrinth stalker convicted [Ex]

“Gascon’s awareness campaign, timed to honor Elder Abuse Prevention Month, essentially amounts to pouring a bucket of water over the dying embers of a campfire.”
Here Is How You Can Avoid Being a Victim of That Weird Ghost Scam [Weekly]

“If the bus is going to stop, stop what you are doing, look up look around put your phone down or put it in your pocket. And when the bus is in movement again you can go back and look at it.”
Cell phone theft afflicts San Francisco [Golden Gate X-Press]

“Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) must pay customers $203 million for manipulating debit-card transactions to boost overdraft fees, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled, reinstating a 2010 damage award.”
Wells Fargo $203 Million Award in Overdraft Fee Case Reinstated [Bloomberg]

“During their foolish escape, police said, one of the boneheads used a skateboard to smash a large window of the victim’s home on the first block of Amethyst Way.”
These kids really don’t like school [Ex]

“At least four cellphone robberies were reported on Muni buses or at transit shelters Wednesday, police said.”
Muni robberies rampant Wednesday [Ex]

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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