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.

Suspect in ‘heinous’ beating of grandmother linked to SF crime spree

The brutal beating of an 88-year-old grandmother in Visitacion Valley was only the first in a series of crimes that…

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Attorney argues self-defense as Twin Peaks double homicide trial opens

Three years ago next month, gunfire interrupted a romantic morning at one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist attractions. As…

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Shipyard activists take aim at Newsom over Camp Fire cleanup contract

Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing calls to intervene after a company linked to the soil testing scandal at the Hunters…

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18-year-old arrested in brutal beating of Visitacion Valley senior

A suspect has been arrested in the high-profile beating of an elderly woman found suffering from life-threatening injuries in a…

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Crime falls in San Francisco with drops in homicides, car break-ins

San Francisco ended 2018 with declines in all sorts of crime, according to new numbers that police released Thursday, but…

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SF police find more combustible materials at home of SoMa explosion suspect

After an explosion blew out the windows of a building in South of Market on Sunday, police searched the home…

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Suspect identified in murder-suicide of North Beach music staple

The suspect in the murder-suicide of a man known for running a 1990s underground music venue in North Beach has…

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Deputy public defender jumps into race for SF district attorney

Most candidates to become San Francisco’s next top prosecutor are lining up to the right of outgoing District Attorney George…

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