Yesterday's Crimes

Yesterday’s Crimes: Severed Penis on the Railroad Tracks! Film at 11!

Once upon a time in Bay Area television, a local news team…

 

Yesterday’s Crimes: Monkey Wrench Murder in the Mission District

William Sanford was a 20-year-old Mission District orphan with a mass of…

 

Yesterday’s Crimes: Little Dick, the Girl Hoodlum

Crime was on the upswing in San Francisco in the 1870s as…

 

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Bay Area Cold Case That a Heated Divorce Solved

Dr. Benjamin Hurwitz probably never thought his San Mateo podiatry practice would…

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Trials of Orlando Cepeda

Unlike the beloved Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda was never a New York…

Yesterday’s Crimes: Chaos and Carnage After the Great San Francisco Earthquake

Police Sergeant Jesse Cook was standing on Market Street near the old…

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Gruesome Tug-of-War for the Soul of San Francisco

Missed Part One? Head over here for the previous Yesterday’s Crimes on the beginnings…

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Living Martyrdom of Huey Newton

  West Oakland was being squeezed. At the start of the 1960s,…

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Black Dahlia Lies in Oakland

Elizabeth Short, also known as the “Black Dahlia,” is one of the…

Yesterday’s Crimes: What Really Happened at the River’s Edge

With the 30th anniversary of The River’s Edge, Yesterday’s Crimes looks back…