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Updated: Suspect wanted in SF, Oakland homicides taken into custody

Updated: Suspect wanted in SF, Oakland homicides taken into custody

Shootings in two cities occurred within hours of each other

Updated: Suspect wanted in SF, Oakland homicides taken into custody
State Sen. Scott Wiener is the author of legislation that would ban doctors from performing genital-altering surgeries on infants unless deemed medically necessary. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Baby sex surgery sparks clash at California Capitol between doctors, LGBTQ community

Who should get to decide what to do when a baby is born with atypical genitals?

State Sen. Scott Wiener is the author of legislation that would ban doctors from performing genital-altering surgeries on infants unless deemed medically necessary. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies

Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies

San Francisco police have arrested two Oakland teenagers in connection with a…

Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies
SFPOA drops lawsuit seeking to block release of officer personnel records

SFPOA drops lawsuit seeking to block release of officer personnel records

San Francisco’s police union on Friday dropped a lawsuit seeking to block…

SFPOA drops lawsuit seeking to block release of officer personnel records
Suspect in South of Market shooting shot by police, arrested in Southern California

Suspect in South of Market shooting shot by police, arrested in Southern California

A suspect in a South of Market shooting that injured one person…

Suspect in South of Market shooting shot by police, arrested in Southern California
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Police searching for drivers after 1 pedestrian killed, 2 injured in crashes

Three pedestrians were struck and injured by drivers, one of them fatally,…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
PG&E crews work at the site of Wednesday's gas line explosion and subsequent fire outside the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue in the Inner Richmond neighborhood on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NTSB investigating PG&E response to Geary Boulevard gas pipeline fire

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the length of time it…

PG&E crews work at the site of Wednesday's gas line explosion and subsequent fire outside the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue in the Inner Richmond neighborhood on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Noe Valley standoff closes block of 27th Street

Police have shut down a block in Noe Valley Friday afternoon while…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Linda Mantel with Glide Harm Reduction shows a strip that determines whether fentanyl is in a user's heroin at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Legislation allowing safe injecting sites in SF reintroduced after veto

State Sen. Scott Wiener on Monday announced the reintroduction of legislation that…

Linda Mantel with Glide Harm Reduction shows a strip that determines whether fentanyl is in a user's heroin at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on soda advertisements has been struck down on appeal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ninth Circuit strikes down SF soda health warning law

A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a San Francisco ordinance…

A San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on soda advertisements has been struck down on appeal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Aaron Peskin is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday that will place new limits on the use of surveillance technologies by city agencies. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban…

Supervisor Aaron Peskin is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday that will place new limits on the use of surveillance technologies by city agencies. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman walks past the Good Orchard Bakery in the Excelsior District on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The owner of the bakery was  recently the victim of a violent robbery, and San Francisco Police were slow to respond to the incident. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police leave beaten bakery owner waiting hours for help after 911 call

San Francisco officials on Friday said they are investigating why it took…

A woman walks past the Good Orchard Bakery in the Excelsior District on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The owner of the bakery was  recently the victim of a violent robbery, and San Francisco Police were slow to respond to the incident. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime West Portal hardware store reopens after fire

One year after a three-alarm fire badly damaged multiple businesses in San…

Surveillance images show the suspect in the sexual assault of a 99-year-old woman (Courtesy SFPD)

Elderly victim sexually assaulted in Chinatown

San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting an…

Surveillance images show the suspect in the sexual assault of a 99-year-old woman (Courtesy SFPD)
A fire in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street seriously injured two people on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2018. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

Two critically injured by fire in unoccupied unit at Potrero Hill housing project

Two people were rescued from a fire in an unoccupied apartment in…

A fire in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street seriously injured two people on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2018. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
A man and a woman walk on Grant Street through Chinatown. (Evan DuCharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Two arrested in ‘blessing scam’ targeting elderly Chinese

Two Chinese women arrested at Los Angeles International Airport as they attempted…

A man and a woman walk on Grant Street through Chinatown. (Evan DuCharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)
(Examiner file photo)

Bomb threat called in to Hall of Justice

A shelter-in-place order was issued at the Hall of Justice Thursday afternoon…

(Examiner file photo)
Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police: Suspect arrested in SoMa stabbing also under investigation in Christmas Eve death

A man arrested after a stabbing in San Francisco's South of Market…

Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy image)

SF man killed in solo vehicle crash near Balboa Park

A man was killed in a solo vehicle crash near Balboa Park…

(Courtesy image)
Investigators peek under a parked car in the area where an officer-involved shooting occurred near the intersection of 18th and Diamond streets in San Francisco's Castro District Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Castro District police shootout convicted of attempted murder, assault

A man injured in a Halloween night shootout with police in the…

Investigators peek under a parked car in the area where an officer-involved shooting occurred near the intersection of 18th and Diamond streets in San Francisco's Castro District Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)