Crime

Chloe, a French bulldog puppy, was stolen at gunpoint from her owner on Jan. 5, 2021. (Courtesy SFPD)

Police ask for public’s help to find French bulldog stolen at gunpoint

One month after a group of suspects attacked a woman and stole…

Chloe, a French bulldog puppy, was stolen at gunpoint from her owner on Jan. 5, 2021. (Courtesy SFPD)
Sheria Musyoka, who was born in Kenya, and recently graduated from Dartmouth College. <ins>(Courtesy Chris Miller)</ins>
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Pedestrian killed in Lake Merced collision identified as recent Dartmouth grad

26-year-old Sheria Musyoka leaves behind wife, 3-year-old son

Sheria Musyoka, who was born in Kenya, and recently graduated from Dartmouth College. <ins>(Courtesy Chris Miller)</ins>
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A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)

Driver arrested in multi-vehicle crash near Lake Merced that killed pedestrian

SF man was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and intoxicated at time of collision

A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)
SFPD San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

40-year-old SF man killed in triple shooting

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office identified a man killed in a…

SFPD San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Deputy Public Defender Sliman Nawabi speaks with client Antoine Watson at his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Teen facing murder pleads not guilty in death of elder

Antoine Watson held in attack on 84-year-old victim

Deputy Public Defender Sliman Nawabi speaks with client Antoine Watson at his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tyjone Flournoy, left, and Lawrence Thomas made their first appearance in court Tuesday in the death of detective Jack Palladino. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prosecutors reveal new details in fatal attack on private detective

Mayor joins law enforcement leaders to decry recent violence against seniors

Tyjone Flournoy, left, and Lawrence Thomas made their first appearance in court Tuesday in the death of detective Jack Palladino. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Bay View editor Keith “Malik” Washington, pictured at a rally in December, is suing the company that operates the Tenderloin halfway house where he lives for allegedly violating his free speech rights. (Courtesy SF Bay View)

SF editor sues prison company on free speech grounds

Journalist said corporation retaliated after he exposed COVID outbreak

San Francisco Bay View editor Keith “Malik” Washington, pictured at a rally in December, is suing the company that operates the Tenderloin halfway house where he lives for allegedly violating his free speech rights. (Courtesy SF Bay View)
A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)

New ‘community ambassadors’ to begin patrolling Castro, Upper Market

The Castro is set to become San Francisco’s latest neighborhood to try…

A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)
Jack Palladino (Courtesy photo)

Men to face murder charges in death of private detective Jack Palladino

Famed investigator dies after being taken off life support

Jack Palladino (Courtesy photo)
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Arrests made in death of 84-year-old man attacked near USF

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a Thursday morning assault…

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In 1999 Jack Palladino told The Examiner “I am a driven, arrogant person who holds himself and everyone around him to incredibly high standards.” (SF Examiner file photo)

Arrests made in attack on SF private detective with help from his own camera

Well-known figure Jack Palladino taken off life support, ‘not expected to survive’

In 1999 Jack Palladino told The Examiner “I am a driven, arrogant person who holds himself and everyone around him to incredibly high standards.” (SF Examiner file photo)
Private detective and attorney Jack Palladino is shown here visiting his stepdaughter and step grandkids in Portland after beginning his shift into retirement. (Courtesy Nick Chapman)

Legendary SF private detective on life support after robbery in the Haight

Jack Palladino’s career went from Patty Hearst and the Hells Angels to Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein

Private detective and attorney Jack Palladino is shown here visiting his stepdaughter and step grandkids in Portland after beginning his shift into retirement. (Courtesy Nick Chapman)
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2 seniors cling to life after being attacked in SF incidents

Police investigate assaults in Anza Vista, Haight

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chesa Boudin responds to critics in first ‘State of Justice’ address

Under fire and facing a potential recall effort, DA remains ‘steadfast’ in committment to reform

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Assemblymember David Chiu introduced a bill that would assist formerly incarcerated who are at risk of homelessness. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

David Chiu: Closing 5 California prisons would free up money to house former inmates

By Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee A California Democrat wants to keep…

Assemblymember David Chiu introduced a bill that would assist formerly incarcerated who are at risk of homelessness. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin hopes to improve communication with neighborhood residents about public safety concerns. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

New community liaison program will assign DA’s staff to each city district

Designated team will help improve communication on resident concerns

District Attorney Chesa Boudin hopes to improve communication with neighborhood residents about public safety concerns. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Man found with five ‘fully operational’ pipe bombs allegedly targeted Governor Newsom

A Napa County man was charged Tuesday with violations of federal weapons…

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San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New proposal to partially reopen Twin Peaks to vehicles pleases no one

Neighbors say closure brought crime into residential streets, while advocates seek more open space

After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff wore masks at a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter. One attendee later tested positive. 
Courtesy SFSD

Sheriff sees increase in COVID-19 cases as 3 captains test positive

Command staff among 10 infected members in past week

Members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff wore masks at a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter. One attendee later tested positive. 
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