“Carriers are supposed to be able to put the disabling feature into use. But those who have bricking capability haven’t made it clear to customers, and Suhr says others are stalling.”
Cell phone thefts boon for carriers [Chron]

“For every attempt to get a handle on chronic offenders in the city, Jeff Adachi’s public defender office blocks the effort.”
Continuing case of a chronic offender [Chron]

“Driven by intense consumer demand – which, in turn, has been driven by fear of a legislative crackdown on guns in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre – the Bay Area and the country are in the midst of an unprecedented ammunition shortage.”
Bay Area ammo scarce amid crackdown fear [Chron]

“Four youths had just broken into a Bayview district home when police caught up with them. A decade ago, they all would have been in serious trouble. But today, the incident resulted in one arrest.”
S.F. arrests tumble in 10-year span [Ex]

“On a recent Friday afternoon in downtown San Francisco, a homeless man died on a bustling street corner while onlookers did nothing but stand by idly or film the incident with their cellphones. “
Homeless man dies on busy San Francisco street corner while onlookers do nothing [Ex]

“The victim, who police say is suspected of starting the blaze, suffered second-and-third-degree burns as well as a cardiac arrest. “
Sukilena Quin Identified as Woman Killed in Suspicious House Fire [Weekly]

“When we work together as a community, a lot of good things can happen. A lot of our crimes are solved now by public input and help.”
S.F. policing get more help from citizens [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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