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Is a San Francisco 'Sex Cult' Subjecting People to Abuse?

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Can Newsom Really Transform San Quentin Into the 'Nation's Most Innovative Rehabilitation Facility'?

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Lawyers for Antioch Police Officers Seek to Reframe Racist Texts in Court

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Jury Convicts Top SF Official in Corruption Trial ​​— Here Are 5 Takeaways

Millions of Criminal Records Cleared After Landmark California Law Takes Effect

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Thousands More People in US Prisons Can Soon Go to College for Free

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Murder, the Military and Radicalization: How Much Is Tied to a Lack of Support for Veterans?

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Ousted SF DA Chesa Boudin to Lead New UC Berkeley Criminal Justice Program

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Mourners Gather in San Francisco to Grieve, Celebrate Life of Banko Brown