crime history

The Mooney-Billings Case Pt. 2

On July 22, 1916, the San Francisco Preparedness Day parade was to…

 

The Mooney–Billings Case

One hundred years ago, everyone knew who Tom Mooney was. Simply mentioning…

 

The Howard Street Gang

In 1894, a mob of inebriated San Franciscans at Market and California…

 

‘Joe the Barber’

You can get away with murder if you pick the right person.…

‘King of The Potrero’

A king, a gossoon and a bear walked into a bar. No,…

Inez Burns: A Necessary Evil

Love her or hate her, praise her or damn her, there was…

Civilizing San Francisco

The story of Charles and Belle Cora is a tale of prostitution,…

What’s in a nickname?

Never in the history of nicknames has there been a more misleading…