San Jose man arraigned in purse snatch robbery with all Asian victims

SAN JOSE — A 26-year-old man who was arrested May 11 after being caught on camera allegedly robbing and dragging a woman and her young daughter down a flight of stairs in San Jose was arraigned in Santa Clara County court May 15. Pablo Cabrera has been charged with five counts of strong-arm robbery and […]

Journalist considered ‘possible co-conspirator’ in theft of police report

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott on May 21 said a freelance journalist who was handcuffed for six hours while police raided his home and office is being considered by investigators as a possible co-conspirator in the theft of a leaked police report. Freelance stringer journalist Bryan Carmody has been accused by police of unlawfully […]

Berkeley resident has measles, Berkeley public health confirmsBay City News

BERKELEY, Calif. — The city of Berkeley announced May 17 that a resident has contracted measles. While the person is no longer contagious, city officials have advised anyone who visited Berkeley Bowl at 2020 Oregon St. May 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. who is not immune to look for the first stage of […]

S.F. Supervisors vote to approve ‘Jeff Adachi Way’

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on May 14 unanimously passed a resolution to rename Gilbert Street to Jeff Adachi Way. Gilbert Street, located between Brannan and Bryant streets, runs parallel to Sixth and Seventh streets and is directly behind the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. The resolution, introduced by Supervisor Matt Haney, calls for […]

Donation page at nearly $240K for girl in critical condition after alleged hate crime

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A GoFundMe donation page has raised more than $613,000 for a 13-year-old girl in critical condition after being targeted by a driver in an alleged hate crime April 23 in Sunnyvale. The girl is a seventh-grader at Sunnyvale Middle School and was walking home from the library with her father and brother […]

Name of Burnett Middle School to change amid claims of racism; ‘Korematsu’ one of seven finalists

SAN JOSE — Burnett Middle School in San Jose will vote to change its name this week following a controversy over its current namesake, Peter Burnett, who championed racist policies as the first governor of California from 1849 to 1851. Community members began the process of removing Burnett’s name from the school in February, citing […]

Author reveals the story of Japan’s first foreign-born samurai

LONDON — The epic tale of Japan’s first foreign-born samurai is soon to hit bookshelves, giving readers a comprehensive picture of a man who witnessed great moments of history but whose story has largely been overlooked in official accounts. He was an African bodyguard who came to Japan with the Jesuits in 1579 and later […]

L.A. has most to lose in Census undercount, study finds: For first time, state could lose a congressional seat and electoral college vote

California is welcoming newcomers every day, but some regions are growing fast enough to take political power away from slower-growing ones. In today’s California, the most-populous county, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million people, is losing ground to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Inland Empire of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. In […]

Raju sworn in as S.F.’s new public defender

Manohar Raju has been sworn in as San Francisco’s newest public defender — the city’s first Indian American to be appointed to the position — just two months after the sudden death of former Public Defender Jeff Adachi. During Raju’s swearing-in ceremony April 25 at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the city’s Western […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Not Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell

Who arguably was the most popular woman who took that fateful three-hour trip on the S.S. Minnow? It definitely wasn’t Mrs. Lovey Howell. Some may say it was Mary Ann, though I believe because of that slinky evening gown, it was Ginger. That’s not the ginger I’ll be highlighting, however, but that fleshy rhizome of […]

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