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Eliana Lopez talks to the media as she arrives at the noontime rally before the Supervisors' hearing in 2012. File Photo by Alana Levinson.

Sheriff’s Wife Raises Her Voice: Tune In Tomorrow

In 2012, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi became embroiled in accusations of abusing his wife when a neighbor revealed a video of his tearful spouse showing a bruise on her arm – reportedly the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve argument between the couple. Three years later, Mirkarimi’s wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana López, has decided to come forward with her own version of events,...
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Listen Local: Murder Case, Media in Crisis

In this week’s episode of Listen Local, we discuss an ongoing homicide case and ongoing media meltdown. New evidence has surfaced in the investigation into the early September murder of 14-year-old Rashawn Williams. Focus has shifted from the original suspect, another 14-year-old, to his companion, whose age has not been released. But there’s also the question of charging minors as...
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Closing Arguments in Sex Assaults Case

The closing arguments in the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr. were rife with emotion today as the prosecutor and Dozier’s public defender wrapped up their sides for the jury. Dozier, 32, is charged with 26 counts, including attempted murder, attempted rape, sexual assault, kidnap and forced oral copulation. If found guilty of all charges he could face a life sentence....
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DNA Analysts Testify in Sexual Assault Trial

The fourth day of the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr., 32, brought five witnesses to the stand, including two DNA analysts who worked with samples from the victims of three sexual assaults last year. David Jackson and Mignon Dunbar, both criminalists with the San Francisco Police Department, gave detailed evidence Tuesday on the sample that was collected for one of...
Alleged sexual assailant's girlfriend told the jury, “He is well loved, that is why I came today,”

Testimony Continues in Dozier Trial

During the third day of the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr., a former San Francisco Unified School District employee accused of sexually assaulting three women in the Mission District last year, two officers testified about what they found when they arrived on the scene of the last attack, which took place around dawn on Dec. 8 at 24th and Fair...
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Trial Date Set for Suspect in Mission Sexual Assaults

Frederick Dozier Jr. will go on trial in San Francisco Superior Court on Sept. 25 for three Mission District sexual assaults. Dozier, 32, is charged with 26 felony counts for the three assaults, which occurred last year along the 24th Street corridor. The first attack occurred at 2:50 a.m. on June 17 on 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue....
The Celebi-Ariners at Oakland's Eat Real Festival in August. (Photo by Adelaide Chen)

Privilege Became Punishment for Popular Street Cart Vendor

The Amuse Bouche vendor blended in easily among the Mission's world of hip street food carts. But Celebi-Ariner's impending deportation is a story many Mission residents know all too well.