Bay Area restaurants still selling banned foie gras [ABC7]

“Two years ago, Garrity came upon a street brawl on Turk Street. When he intervened, one of the participants sucker-punched him. But rather than going down, the 53-year-old Garrity locked the punk in an arm bar and pinned him to the sidewalk until help arrived.”
Tenderloin police captain moving on [Chron]

“The sentences were announced after the each of the five victims had a chance to say their piece. The victims, all elderly Chinese women, broke down in tears as they explained how they had been scammed out of thousands of dollars, after the defendants had tricked them into thinking that a spirit would kill a loved one if the victims did not participate in a purification ceremony.”
Defendants in Ghost Scam Bench Trial Sentenced to Jail Time [Weekly]

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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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