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Accused East Bay teacher takes stand at molestation trial

For the first time, a jury heard from a former Concord school teacher accused of molesting his students. Joseph Martin is on trial for 150 counts of lewd acts on a child. He appeared calm on the stand Wednesday. He didn’t deny having a physical, hands-on teaching style, but said ...

City officials consider $15 million settlement in San Francisco park death

San Francisco city officials are considering a $15.1 million payout to the family of a woman who was struck and killed by a city gardener while with her dog and baby at a park. The city's Recreation and Parks Commission voted last week in favor of the payment to Christine ...

2 gang members get life in prison for death of Oakland 3-year-old

Two gang members were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the deadly shooting of a 3-year-old boy and the wounding of two alleged gang rivals in a shooting in East Oakland three years ago. Lawrence Denard, 29, and Willie Torrence, 25, were convicted last month of one count of ...

Gang leader gets 42 years in prison for shooting deaths of two former members

The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office. Superior Court Judge Russell Scott imposed the prison term on 25-year-old Armando Garza Canchola, who ...

Grand Jury transcript reveals DNA a key link in Sierra LaMar murder case

The grand jury testimony that led to Antolin Garcia-Torres facing murder charges for the death of disappeared Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar was unsealed early Friday evening and revealed how heavily DNA evidence figured in the indictment. LaMar, 15, disappeared on March 16, 2012 after leaving for school in Morgan ...

Daly City man accused of shooting doctor to be evaluated for competency

An elderly man facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at his former doctor inside a Daly City medical office in April will be evaluated by doctors to determine if he is competent to stand trial, prosecutors said Friday. The defendant, 84-year-old Raymond Iwase of Daly City, appeared in ...

Four people charged with food stamp fraud due in court for arraignment

Four people charged with running a food stamp scheme out of a Chinatown store are due to be arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court Friday afternoon, according to court officials. Ivy Lai, 55, and Alan Wan, 55, are suspected of defrauding the state's CalFresh program of over $480,000 in a ...

Man sentenced to life in prison in Oakland double slaying

An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for murdering two men in broad daylight in West Oakland four years ago. DeShawn Reed, 31, was convicted in May of first-degree murder of the death of 29-year-old Victor Johns and second-degree murder for ...

San Francisco man found guilty of harassing, attempting lewd contact with Millbrae teens

A San Francisco man accused of harassing and attempting lewd acts on two 14-year-old girls in Millbrae in 2013 was found guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday on six felony counts, according to the district attorney's office. Prosecutors said on Dec. 16, Marlon Monton, 28, was driving a ...

Ex-convict found guilty in 2012 Oakland fatal stabbing

An ex-convict was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Berkeley woman at an East Oakland apartment complex in 2012. An Alameda County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than a full day before delivering its verdict against 36-year-old Jamaal Prince of Berkeley in the ...

First degree murder conviction in 2009 Hayward slaying

A Hayward man has been convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances for the fatal shooting of a man during an apartment burglary three years ago. Joseph Connors, 24, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he's sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Roy Hashimoto on ...

Hearing begins for couple accused of running Sunset District brothel

A preliminary hearing began Wednesday for a couple accused of running a brothel in San Francisco's Sunset District. Following a months-long police investigation and a search of their home in the 1800 block of Noriega Street on June 20, Jin Shi and Linjun Wang, both 31, were arrested for allegedly ...

Baskin-Robbins manager gets 90 days for selling pot through ice cream shop

A manager at a Belmont Baskin-Robbins pleaded no contest Wednesday to selling marijuana through the ice cream shop and received a sentence of 90 days in jail and five years' probation, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Martin Abinader, 20, of San Carlos, was charged with felony ...

Man acquitted of one charge, convicted of another in 'sleep-sex' molestation case

A Pacheco man who claims to have suffered from a condition called parasomnia when he molested his 9-year-old niece during a sleepover in April 2012 was acquitted in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday of sexual penetration of a child but found guilty of lewd and lascivious acts. The Contra Costa County ...

Judge tells jurors to keep deliberating in Stow case

Jurors told a judge Wednesday they were deadlocked in a negligence lawsuit filed by a San Francisco Giants fan who suffered severe brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium. The judge, however, told them to keep deliberating. The 12-member Los Angeles County Superior Court panel began deliberations on June ...

Judge rules there's enough evidence for murder suspect Alana to stand trial

The defense lawyer for career criminal Randy Alana asked a judge Friday to dismiss charges that he murdered his longtime girlfriend Sandra Coke last August, alleging that the prosecution only has "a very weak circumstantial evidence case." Defense attorney Al Wax, who has represented Alana, 57, in two other murder ...

Judge rules to unseal grand jury testimony in Sierra LaMar case

A South Bay judge Friday morning ruled to unseal grand jury transcripts in the murder trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar. The release of the grand jury transcripts will make the evidence the district attorney has against the suspect Garcia-Torres ...

Supreme Court ruling requires warrants for mobile phone searches

The nation's highest court took a strong stand Wednesday on the side of privacy rights. The ruling centers around the ubiquitous mobile phone. Separate cases in Massachusetts and California challenged the ability of law enforcement officers to search people's phone data without a warrant and use that information to prosecute ...

Husband, wife plead not guilty to running San Francisco brothel

A husband and wife accused of running a brothel out of San Francisco's Sunset District entered not guilty pleas in San Francisco Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. Jin Shi and his wife Linjun Wang, both 31, of San Francisco, were charged with two counts each of pimping and pandering after they ...

Supreme Court ruling protects mobile devices from search

The U.S. Supreme Court handed cellphone users a ringing victory Wednesday with a unanimous ruling that the mobile devices can't be searched by police during an arrest without a warrant. San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said it's a sign the court understands just how much private data -- photos, ...

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