District Attorney George Gascon's office has convicted seven people for scamming elderly Chinese women out of their life savings, making San Francisco the first city in the country to prosecute defendants in the now-infamous ghost scams. Another case is plodding along through pretrial motions.
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Back in July, we reported a brief story about Parks Code 7.08(d), an obscure rule that "dictates public assembly areas" for the city's parks. According to the law, which was established in 1981, demonstrations were prohibited in spaces outside those areas when a permitted event -- like a Ringling Br ... More >>
A few weeks ago we wrote about a group of animal rights activists that filed a lawsuit against the city claiming the Parks Code is unconstitutional ("Free Speech: Activists Challenge Parks Code's Protest Rules").
They were seeking to protest a Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circus in Union Squ ... More >>
Luis ChongSmaller than some night markets, but a good source for boba teas and knickknacks.October 9 is the last scheduled evening for the Chinatown Night Market Fair. This small night market pales in comparison to the huge multiblock events of Vancouver, Hong Kong, mainland China, and many o ... More >>
Leland Wong is not a happy artist right nowSeveral months ago, Chinatown born-and-raised artist and photographer Leland Wong put the finishing touches on a mural depicting 100 real neighborhood kids. Yesterday, however, a vandal put the finishing touches on a series of ugly green-and-white tags b ... More >>
Whatever you say, comradeWhere in the world, you may wonder, do people still avow unqualified love of Mao Zedong, the late Chinese dictator? Even the current leaders of the communist state he founded have come to revile policies -- among them government-created famines and political purges -- whi ... More >>
Jim HerdAs noted before, this public restroom in the Panhandle cost as much as a 16,200-square-foot mansion in the midwestDoes this city have a taskforce on taskforces? It doesn't appear to -- but just you wait, now someone will bring it up. In any event, all excretory humor aside, we do have a rest ... More >>
EKAphotographyThe Yokes on Us team converges on a clue
Chinese New Year Treasure HuntChinatown and beyondBetter Than: The Streets of San Francisco on DVD
How well do you know the City? Even if you were born and raised here, it's unlikely you're familiar with every back alley, side street, commemor ... More >>