Richard Ramirez, one of the most infamous convicted murderers in California history whose serial crimes were described as both abominable and cruel, died this morning while on death row. He was 53.
Ramirez, better known as the "Night Stalker," stirred up an air of fear across Southern California du ... More >>
Okay so maybe our brains are ruined from imbibing too much cablehead punditry and other toxic substances during election fever last night. But this new song/video from Kreayshawn affiliate/White Girl Mobber Lil Debbie, punctually entitled "Michelle Obama" and featuring the tattooed hashtag windbag k ... More >>
Because it became too expensive to house nearly 250 criminals on a rock in the middle of the ocean, Alcatraz officially shut down in 1963... or did it? And after it shut down, all of the inmates were transferred to other prisons... or were they?
In the new J.J. Abrams-produced supernatural thrille ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
When you start to spend a lot of time with people who are on the autism spectrum, it becomes quite clear that we all have quirks, foibles, aspects, facets, and traits that could also be called "autistic" -- like the crushing need to make a lengthy list of sy ... More >>
A controversial form of DNA testing is back in the limelight as law-enforcement officials praise its use in the investigation into an attack on a barista in Santa Cruz.Elvis Garcia, 21, was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault, robbery, and false imprisonment. He is being held on $1 milli ... More >>
A police mugshot of Richard RamirezThe San Francisco Police Department just issued an advisory stating that a press conference to be held at 3 p.m. today at the Hall of Justice will explore the possibility that serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka "the Night Stalker," (so named for his propensity t ... More >>
Anna McCarthyDid you hang around the 'Loin in 1984? Does this face ring a bell?On April 10, 1984, San Francisco police found 9-year-old Mei Leung's dead body in the basement area of the residential hotel at 765 O'Farrell Street where she lived with her family. Her 8-year-old brother was the last ... More >>
So far, two have given it a shot -- but if credulous local media outlets have anything to say about it, then we should probably enlist more.The past several months have seen two disbarred lawyers presenting dubious Zodiac revelations via the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisc ... More >>
Wanna mulligan on this one? We're trying not to give a hard time to our journalistic colleagues more than we should. You don't need to be religious nor Christian -- and we're neither -- to glean the wisdom of Matthew 7:1 -- "Judge not, that ye not be judged." That being said, our relatives from Broo ... More >>
Who's your daddy?Chris Sorensen, a mortgage bank and real estate expert who says he recently employed Deborah Perez, claims the woman who on Wednesday told throngs of reporters her stepfather was the Zodiac Killer last year told him she was actually the illegitimate daughter of President John F. Ken ... More >>
Questions arise...The carnival-like Wednesday press conference in which Deborah Perez claimed her father was the Zodiac Killer -- alongside her lawyer Kevin McLean (disbarred this month), other lawyer William DeGarmo (who paid out $54,332 in a Securities and Exchange Commission settlement regarding ... More >>
Your ringmasters...At a ridiculously well-attended press conference this afternoon in front of the San Francisco Chronicle, a histrionic red-headed woman named Deborah Perez announced that she had solved perhaps the greatest mystery in the history of Bay Area crime. Her fath ... More >>