San Bruno Blast: PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To 12 Criminal Charges
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San Bruno Blast: PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To 12 Criminal Charges

PG&E Co. pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to 12 criminal charges stemming from the fatal explosion of a natural gas…

There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case
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There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case

The chief prosecutor in a 29-defendant corruption and organized crime case told a federal judge in San Francisco today that a majority of the defendants…

California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban
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California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban

San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets has been left in place by the…

Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund
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Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund

A Sacramento woman charged for allegedly defrauding a San Francisco-based charity out of more than $121,000 over a period of year-and-a-half pleaded not guilty in…

Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty
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Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty

A woman accused of fleeing the scene after running over and killing an elderly woman crossing the street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood last…

Shrimp Boy Pleads Not Guilty
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Shrimp Boy Pleads Not Guilty

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the leader of the Chinatown-based Chee Kung Tong organization, and four other defendants pleaded not guilty in federal court in San…

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!
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Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

The San Francisco Superior Court has put out a call for residents to apply to serve on the city’s Civil Grand Jury for the upcoming…

Bernal Heights Man Was Struck By 10 Police Bullets, Lawyer For Family Demands More Information From SFPD
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Bernal Heights Man Was Struck By 10 Police Bullets, Lawyer For Family Demands More Information From SFPD

The family of a man shot and killed by police in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights Park last month filed a claim against the city today…

Many Separate Trials Expected In Criminal Case That Resulted In Arrest Of Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, And 27 Others
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Many Separate Trials Expected In Criminal Case That Resulted In Arrest Of Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, And 27 Others

The trial judge presiding over the criminal case of suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 other defendants said at the first full-scale hearing on…

Shrimp Boy’s Supporters Speak Out At Defense Team Press Event
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Shrimp Boy’s Supporters Speak Out At Defense Team Press Event

Shortly before news of federal prosecutors broadening their investigation broke yesterday evening — with more indictments pending, including racketeering charges — admitted gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy”…

Suspended State Senator Leland Yee, Others Plead Not Guilty
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Suspended State Senator Leland Yee, Others Plead Not Guilty

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to seven public corruption charges and one arms-trafficking charge lodged…

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s New Legal Team Includes World-Famous Civil Rights Lawyer J. Tony Serra
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Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s New Legal Team Includes World-Famous Civil Rights Lawyer J. Tony Serra

The notorious Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow has decided to hire a new legal team — the third such change since his arrest in…

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days
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Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

The terms for former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s one-year sentence in county jail were modified this afternoon to include community service hours in San…

No, There Is Not A Warrant Out For Your Arrest For Skipping Jury Duty
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No, There Is Not A Warrant Out For Your Arrest For Skipping Jury Duty

The San Francisco Superior Court is warning residents about a jury summons scam. Court officials learned about someone posing as a police officer and calling…

Mother Of Yee Scandal’s Arrested Political Consultant Stakes Mobile Home On Son’s Bail
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Mother Of Yee Scandal’s Arrested Political Consultant Stakes Mobile Home On Son’s Bail

Former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson, who faces public corruption, gun and drug charges, was released on bail of $250,000 from an Oakland…

Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste
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Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste

A judge has ordered North Carolina-based Lowe’s Home Centers to pay $18 million in damages for environmental violations at stores in California, Bay Area prosecutors…

Firefighter Who Was Accused Of DUI Crash With Motorcycle Appears In Court
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Firefighter Who Was Accused Of DUI Crash With Motorcycle Appears In Court

A former San Francisco firefighter indicted on DUI charges earlier this week for a 2013 crash between a motorcycle and the fire truck he was…

Leland Yee Drops Lawyer, Meanwhile Former Federal Prosector Takes Up Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow Defense
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Leland Yee Drops Lawyer, Meanwhile Former Federal Prosector Takes Up Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow Defense

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges. Yee’s…

PG&E Indicted: 12 Criminal Charges For Violations In Pipeline Safety Laws
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PG&E Indicted: 12 Criminal Charges For Violations In Pipeline Safety Laws

PG&E Co. was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco today on 12 criminal charges of violating a U.S. pipeline safety law, including…

Defense For Leland Yee Consultant Keith “One Man Crime Wave” Jackson Accuses FBI Of “trolling in the city”
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Defense For Leland Yee Consultant Keith “One Man Crime Wave” Jackson Accuses FBI Of “trolling in the city”

Despite a prosecutor’s claim that former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson is “one-man crime wave,” a federal magistrate agreed today to release him…

Former SF Firefighter Hit With Drunk Driving Charges For On-The-Job Collision
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Former SF Firefighter Hit With Drunk Driving Charges For On-The-Job Collision

Charges were filed today against a former San Francisco firefighter who was arrested on suspicion of DUI in June 2013 after a crash involving a…

Leland Yee Plans Not Guilty Plea, As “Shrimp Boy” Chow Remains Lawyerless
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Leland Yee Plans Not Guilty Plea, As “Shrimp Boy” Chow Remains Lawyerless

Suspended State Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco today and was told that his bail will remain at $500,000 while…

Men Accused In Tenderloin Mass Shooting Plead Not Guilty
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Men Accused In Tenderloin Mass Shooting Plead Not Guilty

Two men accused of shooting into a group of eight people after an argument in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood last weekend both pleaded not guilty…

District Attorney Won’t Be Charging Man Who Fatally Stabbed Dodgers Fan Following SF Giants Game
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District Attorney Won’t Be Charging Man Who Fatally Stabbed Dodgers Fan Following SF Giants Game

No charges will be filed in the death of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan who was fatally stabbed in September after a baseball game, San…

Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail
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Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s bid to avoid county jail time for a perjury charge was rejected today by a San Francisco Superior Court…