Stories about Crime

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

The new supes, a public bank, police secrecy …

... and a pricey inauguration for a governor who has no apparent concept of the problem of economic inequality. That's The Agenda for Jan. 7-13.

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.

Screen Grabs: ‘Lost Landscapes of San Francisco’ returns

Plus: Ida Lupino retrospectives, Communion, Sundance Shorts, and more on screens to beat the winter blues.

The spy cameras you didn’t know about in Golden Gate Park

Eight security cameras quietly installed at Alvord Lake, leading to privacy and policy issues.

Screen Grabs: Our favorite movies of the year (and what’s on now)

From Araby to The 12th Man, here are our picks of 2018. Plus: The World Before Your Feet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, more.

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

And so should thousands of other Black and Latino men serving unjust sentences due to racist criminal justice policies.

Screen Grabs: Xmas Weekend flicks galore

Mary Poppins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, James Baldwin, Dick Cheney, and more pop in for the holiday season. Read our reviews!

Conservatorship: The new ‘ugly laws’

Another tool to take individuality and power away from poor, disabled, and senior people will start in SF and LA.

Screen Grabs: Robin Hood, Spider-Verse, The Quake …

Japanese animation masters, a South African fairy tale, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Julia Roberts' return ... Read our reviews!