The attorney for a San Francisco man accused of attacking his brother with a power drill two weeks after a homophobic assault on his neighbor said Wednesday her client is not a gay basher and might need a head doctor. Read More
This dogfight is far from over. San Francisco prosecutors have re-filed an attempted-murder charge against the Haight Street merchant who shot a customer in the back during a spat over a chubby, pink-sweater-wearing Chihuahua. Read More
The three major candidates for district attorney submitted their early 2011 fundraising numbers Monday, and while all raised significant amounts, expenditures left incumbent George Gascón with far less available cash than his competitors.
Factoring in campaign debts and challenger David Onek’s earlier fundraising, he and fellow candidate Sharmin Bock each now have slightly more than $150,000 on hand, compared to about $77,000 for Gascón. Read More
Mark Lugo stole from me, too!
Robert Lesnick, a loss prevention manager for a fine wine store in New Jersey, told The San Francisco Examiner Thursday he was “gobsmacked” to learn that Lugo was arrested for the brazen theft of a Picasso drawing from a Union Square art gallery.
“I was having my morning coffee reading the paper and almost spit it out,” Lesnick said. Read More
The victim of a vicious Bernal Heights brawl in which cops had to use pepper-spray to take down the attacker has died, authorities said Wednesday.Sherman Brown, 59, passed away at a hospital Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office. Read More
A 19-year-old gangbanger could spend 13 years in prison for carrying a gun.But Jacori Bender can blame his mouth as much as the gun for the possibility of a stiff sentence, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. It certainly did not help that Bender told a security guard in 2009, “I’m the Real Oakdale Boy, ya’ll gonna get blasted up in here,” prosecutors said. Read More
George Gascón might be preparing to be a prosecutor, but he is already thinking like a politician. On Thursday, the former police chief quietly changed his party affiliation to Democrat as he prepares to run for district attorney in the liberal stronghold of San Francisco, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Read More
The man cops found with fatal head wounds in the Haight district on Christmas Day had been struck with a skateboard, authorities said.Dustin Tolboe, 28, allegedly bashed Donald Tanksley, 60, on the head with the skateboard, causing a severe skull-fracture, a witness told cops.Police found Tanksley semiconscious at Haight Street and Masonic Avenue around 12:45 a.m. on Christmas Day, according to police. Read More
A temporary job as the new police chief of San Francisco could end up as a yearlong position if The City’s political transitions make recruiting for the top-cop job difficult.After former Chief George Gascón was sworn in as San Francisco’s new district attorney Sunday, Assistant Chief of Operations Jeff Godown was named interim head of the SFPD. Read More