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Mark Coats Coats’ family remembers him as a hard worker, funny, respectful, charismatic, caring and an amazing singer. He left behind four children, six siblings and a close-knit extended family. (Courtesy photo)

Family of SF man gunned down at home seeks answers

Mark Coats’ relatives offer reward for tips in 2019 homicide

Mark Coats Coats’ family remembers him as a hard worker, funny, respectful, charismatic, caring and an amazing singer. He left behind four children, six siblings and a close-knit extended family. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

U.S. Attorney David Anderson to step down later this month

David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, announced…

U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART community ambassadors celebrate one year on the job

Program part of a philosophical shift in agency’s approach to policing

Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Christopher Woitel has been missing for over a month. His family is turning to the community for help.

Christopher Woitel’s loved ones haven’t seen or heard from him since Jan.…

Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)
Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)

Nuru scandal: Woman who bribed official with Rolex watch gets prison time

Florence Kong is first defendant sentenced in ongoing City Hall corruption probe

Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)
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Child, 12, fatally struck while riding skateboard in Bayview

A 12-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning…

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A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Driver in deadly crash ‘intentionally’ ran red light at high speed, DA says

Community plans Thursday night vigil for pedestrian killed in collision

A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Asian Art Museum has possessed a pair of 1,000 year old lintels from Thai religious sites since(Shutterstock)

City, Asian Art Museum agree to return two Thai religious relics

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday the settlement of a 2020 forfeiture action concerning…

The Asian Art Museum has possessed a pair of 1,000 year old lintels from Thai religious sites since(Shutterstock)
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Arrest made in kidnapping of children in stolen minivan

San Francisco police have made an arrest in connection with the high-profile…

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Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>

Driver pleads not guilty in Lake Merced collision that killed pedestrian

A man with a lengthy rap sheet who authorities say caused a…

Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>
Antoine Watson is led away after 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)

Judge orders detention for teen held in fatal attack

Defense says incident was not racially motivated

Antoine Watson is led away after 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)
An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police arrest 2 in connection with Bayview shooting that damaged grocery store

Officers recently arrested two men in connection with a shooting in San…

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ambert Alert flyer Sean and Winnifred Fang

Massive search effort results in safe recovery of abducted children

A major cooperative effort resulted successful in the recovery of two children…

Ambert Alert flyer Sean and Winnifred Fang
A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin must put justice before politics in Jamaica Hampton case

By Jennifer Sarkodie and Dr. Olivia Park On December 7, 2019, Jamaica…

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)
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Children safe after stolen minivan recovered with them waiting inside

Van was stolen after the driver left the engine running while he made a food delivery

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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)