Author: Michael Barba

Michael Barba covers criminal justice for the San Francisco Examiner. Contact him at (415)359-2874 or mbarba@sfexaminer.com. Follow him on Twitter: @mdbarba.

BART equipment failure fills Civic Center Station with smoke

Smoke from an equipment failure on a BART track prompted transit officials to temporarily close Civic Center Station on Saturday…

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Man killed by alleged drunk driver remembered as beloved panhandler

The man killed by an alleged drunk driver Tuesday was a well-known panhandler who had lived on the same South…

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Prosecutors: Drunken man playing with gun killed friend driving on Polk Street

A San Francisco man killed his friend while drunkenly waving a pistol around to the tune of the music in…

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One dead in Outer Sunset shooting on street corner

A 20-year-old man was killed in an rare shooting in the Outer Sunset on Tuesday, according to police. The man,…

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Adachi seeks to remove judge from murder case over alleged racial bias

Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Tuesday sought to remove a judge from the murder trial of a tenant-rights attorney over…

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Former police commissioner enters DA race with focus on car break-ins

Former Police Commission President Suzy Loftus jumped into the race to become San Francisco’s next top prosecutor on Tuesday, criticizing…

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Does a Republican have a chance of winning an SF supervisor race?

A Republican candidate for supervisor says a new survey he funded shows he has a shot at winning an election…

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Man killed on Polk Street in early morning shooting

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed on a busy stretch of Polk Street early Saturday morning, according to police.…

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