In a case straight out of a B-movie thriller, the trial is underway for an Instagram wine influencer and three co-defendants accused of smearing pig's blood on a Santa Rosa home and hand-shaped statue last year. The residence was once owned by a former police officer, Barry Brodd, who testified in defense of Derek Chauvin during the George Floyd trial. The suspects are Amber Lucas and Kristen Aumoithe, who allegedly smeared the blood on the statue, and Colin Metcalfe and Christina Henry, who targeted the home. All four are accused of felony conspiracy and vandalism. As the trial continues, unusual defense arguments are expected, centered around group chats connecting the suspects. Continue reading on SFist →
Four Suspects on Trial for Pig's Blood Vandalism of Former Santa Rosa Officer's Home, As Woman Testifies Against Them
14 SF Bay Area Subway Restaurants Fined $1M for 'Endangering Minors,' Labor Violations in Napa, Antioch, Concord & Beyond
Bay Area Subway franchise operators face a court order demanding nearly $1 million in wages and damages, with a mandate to sell or shut down their businesses, as a result of egregious labor violations and exploitation of underage workers.
Las Vegas Man Arrested in Legendary Killing of Tupac Shakur Who Called New York, Marin City, & Los Angeles Home
Born in N.Y. and raised in the S.F. Bay Area, Tupac Shakur has been known as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He was inextricably tied to Los Angeles but met his sad end in an infamous drive by shooting in Las Vegas. Today, an individual has been arrested in connection to that shooting.
In the wake of Senator Dianne Feinstein's passing, her influential career and Gov. Gavin Newsom's crucial decision on her replacement are examined, with pressure on Newsom to fulfill his previous promise of appointing a Black woman to Senate.