Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property
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Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property

A man accused of tricking elderly victims into signing over their properties to him has been convicted of elder abuse and other charges in San…

Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee
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Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment today that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland…

Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal
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Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal

Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken brawl outside of AT&T Park earlier this month reached a plea deal in…

Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam
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Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam

A mother and son who were arrested for allegedly filing false applications for disabled person placards pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this…

Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
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Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

A former FBI employee and his wife pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Francisco to bank fraud in connection to mortgages they obtained…

Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement
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Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement

A proposed $15.1 million settlement to the husband and young daughter of a woman killed at San Francisco’s Holly Park last September was approved by…

Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court
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Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court today. Cuéllar, 41, who was born in Mexico,…

Chamberlain Denied Bail Release to Psychiatric Facility
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Chamberlain Denied Bail Release to Psychiatric Facility

A federal judge in San Francisco today denied bail to a political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb in his apartment in the city….

Indictment Expected to be Revised in Chamberlain Case
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Indictment Expected to be Revised in Chamberlain Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling today on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released…

Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty
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Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty

A man who dressed and acted like a police officer and allegedly coerced immigrants into committing sex acts in San Francisco pleaded not guilty earlier…

49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges
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49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges

A judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose this afternoon sentenced San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith to 11 days in a…

Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases
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Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases

The California State Lands Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday opposing the city’s Proposition B, which was approved by voters in June and requires proposed building…

Judge Allows City College Lawsuit to Continue Against Accrediting Commission
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Judge Allows City College Lawsuit to Continue Against Accrediting Commission

A judge ruled this morning that a lawsuit filed on behalf of beleaguered City College of San Francisco against a regional accrediting commission can continue…

Men Accused Of Assault Outside SF Giants Game Plead Not Guilty
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Men Accused Of Assault Outside SF Giants Game Plead Not Guilty

Two men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in an apparent drunken brawl outside San Francisco’s AT&T Park last week pleaded not guilty in San…

Man Found Guilty of 2009 Tenderloin Stabbing
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Man Found Guilty of 2009 Tenderloin Stabbing

A jury late last week found a 56-year-old man guilty of the stabbing murder of another man at a residential hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin…

Former CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Accept Bribes
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Former CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Accept Bribes

A former chief executive officer of the California Public Employees Retirement System—the nation’s largest public pension fund—pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco today…

Five Sue The Department of Justice Over “Suspicious Activity Reports”
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Five Sue The Department of Justice Over “Suspicious Activity Reports”

Five Californians who claim their innocent activities were wrongfully swept into government reports on alleged potential terrorism sued the U.S. Department of Justice in federal…

SF Janitorial Company to Pay $1.34 Million to Workers Over Denied Benefits
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SF Janitorial Company to Pay $1.34 Million to Workers Over Denied Benefits

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office today announced a settlement with a San Francisco-based janitorial company resulting in the payment of more than $1.3 million…

Preliminary Hearing Begins for Couple Accused of Running Sunset Brothel
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Preliminary Hearing Begins for Couple Accused of Running Sunset Brothel

A preliminary hearing began today for a couple accused of running a brothel in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Following a months-long police investigation and a…

Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec
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Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec

A prostitute and former San Francisco exotic dancer made her first appearance in Santa Cruz County Superior Court today since being arrested Friday in the…

LA Dodgers Found Negligent: Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Awarded Almost $18 Million
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LA Dodgers Found Negligent: Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Awarded Almost $18 Million

4:42 PM: A San Francisco Giants fan was awarded almost $18 million in damages today in a civil lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and…

Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court
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Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court

The city of San Francisco’s environmental impact report on plans for a $1.5 billion development with 20,000 residents at the former Navy base on Treasure…

Walgreens Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
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Walgreens Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Drugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment…

MyRedBook.com Operator Pleads Not Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution, Money Laundering
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MyRedBook.com Operator Pleads Not Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution, Money Laundering

The alleged operator of MyRedBook.com and SFRedBook.com pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco this morning to charges of facilitating prostitution and money…

New Judge Appointed to SF Superior Court
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New Judge Appointed to SF Superior Court

With San Francisco Superior Court presiding Judge Cynthia Ming-mei Lee’s two-year term coming to an end at the start of 2015, a new judge was…

Barry Bonds Gets Yet Another Appeal Of His 2011 Conviction
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Barry Bonds Gets Yet Another Appeal Of His 2011 Conviction

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has been granted another appeal of his 2011 obstruction of justice conviction for giving misleading or evasive testimony…

Husband And Wife Duo Plead Not Guilty to Running Sunset District Brothel
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Husband And Wife Duo Plead Not Guilty to Running Sunset District Brothel

A husband and wife accused of running a brothel out of San Francisco’s Sunset District entered not guilty pleas in San Francisco Superior Court this…

Father of Oscar Grant Testifies in Court
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Father of Oscar Grant Testifies in Court

The father of a 22-year-old Hayward man who was fatally shot by a BART officer in Oakland in 2009 testified in federal court in San…

SF City Attorney: Apps To Rent Public Parking Places “Unfair,” Can Net Users $300 Fines
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SF City Attorney: Apps To Rent Public Parking Places “Unfair,” Can Net Users $300 Fines

A cease-and-desist order was issued today by San Francisco’s city attorney to the CEO of a mobile application company that allows motorists to auction off…

Captured Inmate Pleads Not Guilty In Escape
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Captured Inmate Pleads Not Guilty In Escape

An inmate who broke free from San Francisco County Jail and eluded capture for more than a week was taken back into custody Tuesday and…

Two Men Convicted of Murder in 2008 Robbery of Louisiana Tourist
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Two Men Convicted of Murder in 2008 Robbery of Louisiana Tourist

A jury found two San Francisco men guilty of murder today in connection with the 2008 robbery and fatal shooting of a Louisiana man visiting…

Suspects Detained After Car Chase, Armed Pac Heights Nail Salon Robbery
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Suspects Detained After Car Chase, Armed Pac Heights Nail Salon Robbery

San Francisco police detained two suspects in an armed robbery at a nail salon this evening after a vehicle pursuit that ended in the South…

Noe Valley Cyclist Acquitted After Collision With Pedestrian
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Noe Valley Cyclist Acquitted After Collision With Pedestrian

A reckless driving case against a cyclist who struck a pedestrian in Noe Valley in 2013 has been dismissed after a jury voted 11-1 to…

Man Found Guilty of 2008 Strangulation Murder Sentenced to 15 Years to Life
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Man Found Guilty of 2008 Strangulation Murder Sentenced to 15 Years to Life

A San Francisco man will spend 15 years to life in prison for strangling a 73-year-old man who offered him shelter in 2008, the San…

Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Fatal SoMa Crash
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Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Fatal SoMa Crash

A man who allegedly struck and killed a sleeping homeless man in an apparent DUI crash off of a westbound Interstate Highway 80 off-ramp in…

SF Sisters Plead Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking
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SF Sisters Plead Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking

Two San Francisco sisters accused of running a sex trafficking ring out of the city’s western neighborhoods entered not guilty pleas today to more than…

CA Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to Retire After Current Term
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CA Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to Retire After Current Term

California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announced in San Francisco today that he will retire when his current term ends on Jan. 4. The retirement…

Stray Bullet Found in Oakland Courthouse
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Stray Bullet Found in Oakland Courthouse

A bullet discovered Saturday in a second-floor jury room in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in downtown Oakland appears to be…

Man Who Threatened Sen. Leland Yee May Face Up to a Decade in Prison
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Man Who Threatened Sen. Leland Yee May Face Up to a Decade in Prison

A man who pleaded guilty to threatening state Sen. Leland Yee last year and was found in possession of bombs and assault weapons at his…

More Tears From Johannes Mehserle As Civil Trial Over Shooting Of Oscar Grant Continues
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More Tears From Johannes Mehserle As Civil Trial Over Shooting Of Oscar Grant Continues

A former BART police officer wept silently as he testified at a civil trial in federal court in San Francisco today about his fatal shooting…