Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame
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Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania Walking into Axxess, WWE’s flagship fan experience at the San Jose Convention Center,…

Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT
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Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania They don’t call it the Road to Wrestlemania for nothing. Wrestlemania 31 itself…

A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans
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A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania For those keeping track at home, this weekend’s Wrestlemania, which goes down in…

CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders
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CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is taking steps to carry out a state Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory residency restrictions for…

Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes
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Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes

Jail inmates held in San Francisco’s Hall of Justice allege sheriff’s deputies have forced them to fight “gladiator-style” while deputies placed bets on the outcomes,…

SFPD Respond to Shooting Potrero Hill
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SFPD Respond to Shooting Potrero Hill

Police are responding to a shooting this evening that occurred in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. The incident was reported around 4:30 p.m. on 25th…

Medical Examiner Identifies Body Found in Burnt Camper Van
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Medical Examiner Identifies Body Found in Burnt Camper Van

The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the body police found in a burnt camper van this morning in the Bayview neighborhood as Konata Perkins,…

Judge Partially Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Voter Approval of Waterfront Development
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Judge Partially Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Voter Approval of Waterfront Development

A San Francisco Superior Court judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed that could invalidate a 2014 voter-approved ballot measure, known as Proposition B, which…

SFPD Headquarters Moving to New Public Safety Building as Hall of Justice Faces Infrastructure Issues
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SFPD Headquarters Moving to New Public Safety Building as Hall of Justice Faces Infrastructure Issues

The San Francisco Police Department’s operational headquarters are moving into the newly constructed Public Safety Building in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood this week, leaving…

State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative
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State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to stop a campaign to make homosexuality punishable by death before it starts. Harris filed today for a…

Six Bay Area Residents Fall Ill After Consuming Raw Milk
Bay Area

Six Bay Area Residents Fall Ill After Consuming Raw Milk

The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill,…

Citizen Complaint Filed Alleging SFPD Work With FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Violated City Law
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Citizen Complaint Filed Alleging SFPD Work With FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Violated City Law

Two national civil rights organizations filed a citizen complaint against the city of San Francisco today alleging that San Francisco police could be violating city…

Suspected Grenade Found in Bernal Heights Yard Deemed Harmless
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Suspected Grenade Found in Bernal Heights Yard Deemed Harmless

A resident in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood found a suspected grenade while gardening in her backyard Tuesday evening, police said. The resident, who lives…

Man Stabs Union Square Security Guard in Arm
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Man Stabs Union Square Security Guard in Arm

A man stabbed a security guard in the arm with a pocketknife at San Francisco’s Union Square early Tuesday morning, police said. The suspect, described…

Three Power Outages at Hall of Justice Occur in Roughly Three Hour Span
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Three Power Outages at Hall of Justice Occur in Roughly Three Hour Span

Three power outages have occurred within the span of roughly three hours at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice today, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. The most…

Internal Investigation Launched Into How Jail Inmate Escaped
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Internal Investigation Launched Into How Jail Inmate Escaped

An inmate facing federal trafficking and weapon offenses who escaped custody at the county jail in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood late Monday remains…

PG&E Stop Gas Leak in Outer Sunset
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PG&E Stop Gas Leak in Outer Sunset

PG&E crews stopped a gas leak in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood this afternoon after it was ruptured by a construction crew digging in the…

Judge Throws Out Charges in Ex-Firefighter DUI Case, Civil Case Still Pending
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Judge Throws Out Charges in Ex-Firefighter DUI Case, Civil Case Still Pending

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has thrown out criminal charges against a former San Francisco firefighter who struck a motorcyclist while driving a fire…

Sheriff’s Deputies and SFPD Searching for Escaped Inmate
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Sheriff’s Deputies and SFPD Searching for Escaped Inmate

An inmate from the county jail escaped custody late Monday and is still at large, according to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. At about 8:45…

SFPD Chief Hosts Tense Town Hall Meeting on Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Erratic Driver
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SFPD Chief Hosts Tense Town Hall Meeting on Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Erratic Driver

Members of the public called for the resignation of San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr this evening during a town hall meeting he hosted to…

Teenager Killed in Mission District Fire Identified
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Teenager Killed in Mission District Fire Identified

A 13-year-old girl who died of injuries suffered in an apartment fire in San Francisco’s Mission District earlier this month has been identified, according to…

Gas Leak Secured in Outer Richmond Following Vehicle Crash
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Gas Leak Secured in Outer Richmond Following Vehicle Crash

A gas line that leaked after being struck by a vehicle in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood this afternoon has been secured, according to fire…

Protestors of SFPD Killings Block Entrance of Mission Police Station, Stage Mock Trial
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Protestors of SFPD Killings Block Entrance of Mission Police Station, Stage Mock Trial

Protesters in San Francisco chained themselves together this morning outside the Mission Police Station to demand greater accountability for officers involved in shooting civilians. Stop…

Woman Found Critically Injured in SoMa Stabbing
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Woman Found Critically Injured in SoMa Stabbing

A female was found critically injured in a stabbing in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. The victim was found…

Man Shot in Abdomen Near USF
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Man Shot in Abdomen Near USF

A 43-year-old man was shot near University of San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting was reported around 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the…

SF Woman Identified as Hiker Who Died in Point Reyes Trail Collapse
Bay Area

SF Woman Identified as Hiker Who Died in Point Reyes Trail Collapse

A woman who died in a rockslide at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday has been identified by the Marin County coroner’s office as 58-year-old…

Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Quick Reopening of City College Campus
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Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Quick Reopening of City College Campus

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging City College of San Francisco officials to quickly repair and reopen the Civic…

Balboa Park Station Reopened Following Fatality on Tracks
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Balboa Park Station Reopened Following Fatality on Tracks

The Balboa Park BART station in San Francisco has reopened this afternoon after being closed for more than four hours due to a person who…

SFFD Net 91 Firearms in Gun Buyback Program
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SFFD Net 91 Firearms in Gun Buyback Program

San Francisco police took in 91 guns in today’s gun buyback program, a police spokeswoman said. Fifty-one handguns, 23 rifles, 14 shotguns and 3 assault…

Two People, Dog Rescued From Cliff at Fort Funston
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Two People, Dog Rescued From Cliff at Fort Funston

Two adults and a dog that were stranded on a cliff at a national park near San Francisco’s Lakeshore neighborhood this evening have been rescued,…

Owner of SF-Based Business Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Programmable Electronic Components to Russia
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Owner of SF-Based Business Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Programmable Electronic Components to Russia

A Russian émigré was arrested Wednesday on federal charges alleging he and his San Francisco-based electronics company smuggled sophisticated electrical components out of the United…

Victim Stabbed From Behind by Suspect in Mission District
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Victim Stabbed From Behind by Suspect in Mission District

San Francisco police are investigating the stabbing of a man in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday night. According to the police investigation, the victim,…

Suspects Carjack Uber Driver, Flee After Crashing Into Parked Vehicle
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Suspects Carjack Uber Driver, Flee After Crashing Into Parked Vehicle

Police are investigating the carjacking of an Uber driver’s vehicle that ended in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District early Wednesday morning….

One Injured in Excelsior Structure Fire
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One Injured in Excelsior Structure Fire

A person who was injured in a fire early this morning at an unfurnished residence in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood appears to have suffered injuries…

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Tenderloin Stabbing
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Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Tenderloin Stabbing

A 22-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in the back and arm in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, police said….

Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer
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Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer

After 19 years of hosting the Pink Saturday street party in San Francisco’s Castro District, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are passing the baton to…

Judge Allows Trial on Former SFPD Lawyer’s Claim She Was Unfairly Fired for Misconduct Motion Against Suhr
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Judge Allows Trial on Former SFPD Lawyer’s Claim She Was Unfairly Fired for Misconduct Motion Against Suhr

A former San Francisco Police Department attorney won the right today to a trial on her claim that she was wrongfully fired in 2011 in…

13 Year Old Girl Pulled From Burning Mission Apartment Dies of Injuries
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13 Year Old Girl Pulled From Burning Mission Apartment Dies of Injuries

A 13-year-old girl who was injured in a fire in San Francisco’s Mission District last week died of her injuries Wednesday, a spokeswoman for San…

57 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Dog Farm Arrive in SF
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57 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Dog Farm Arrive in SF

Humane Society International and the Change for Animals Foundation, in collaboration with local partners, have rescued 57 dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm…

One of Four Officers Investigated for Racist Texts Resigns
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One of Four Officers Investigated for Racist Texts Resigns

One of four officers being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department for allegedly racist text messages has resigned, a police spokesman said today. Officer…