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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Disappearing Police Chief

Yesterday's Crimes: The Disappearing Police Chief

There's been a high rate of turnover among police chiefs on both sides of the Bay lately, but there was a time when a San Francisco chief of police disappeared into the briny depths of the bay itself. William J.…
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Culture, Books Whole Lotta Shakin'

Whole Lotta Shakin'

"There will be a quake, it will be considerable, it will be somewhere in the vicinity of San Francisco ... and it will take place, most probably, before 2032. The only true unknown is the precise year, month, day, and…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best District Attorney

Elected district attorney of San Francisco in 1905, Langdon took on the corrupt power structure, led by Mayor Eugene Schmitz, who was using the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake as an opportunity to enrich himself. The thieving mayor was in…
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