Joshua Sharpe, SF Chronicle

Joshua Sharpe

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Joshua:

Most Oakland homicides go unsolved. Why don’t officials have a plan to fix it?

Oakland police have struggled to solve most homicides for a generation. Could the department’s woes be making the city’s violence worse? → Read More

Bay Area man arrested on suspicion of killing missing woman

John Caisiano Thompson was arrested on suspicion of murder in the presumed death of... → Read More

California weather: Historic rain storm prompts evacuations in Northern California

Live updates on California weather, as rain pounds Bay Area and winter storm pummels the Sierra and Lake Tahoe area. → Read More

Earthquake jolts the East Bay

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon, according to the U.S.... → Read More

He traveled to Turkey to bring his wife home. Then the U.S. government went silent on them

A young couple married after a lengthy, long-distance courtship spanning 7,500 miles.... → Read More

D.A. Jenkins appoints her first member to S.F. Innocence Commission

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins chose the head of her agency’s post-conviction unit to be on the case review panel begun by her predecessor Chesa Boudin. → Read More

He barely remembers Cambodia. He may be deported there within hours

Any moment, a paroled Cambodian man may be deported to a country he hasn’t seen since... → Read More

Search for Truckee teen Kiely Rodni continues, as her mom pleads for tips: ‘Desperately need people to come forward’

Planes, helicopters, divers and land crews continue to search for the 16-year-old girl who was last seen at a Truckee campground party. → Read More

50 Black sailors were convicted of mutiny for striking after a deadly WWII explosion. Will their names ever be cleared?

The sailors, now all dead, were imprisoned for refusing to load bombs after an accident... → Read More

San Francisco D.A. Chesa Boudin was ousted in a historic recall. Here’s what happens next

The recall election, closely-watched across the nation, came after months of intense debate over criminal justice and public safety in San Francisco. → Read More

Another noose found hanging at Stanford University

For at least the third time in three years, Stanford University officials are... → Read More

Are S.F. residents getting their money’s worth from police?

A new report calls the San Francisco Police Department an overpriced, underperforming... → Read More

Two babies with broken ribs in one family, many questions

Experts say the story of a DeKalb County family who had two injured babies in one year illustrates challenges in protecting Georgia children. → Read More

New count of homeless expected to show pandemic has worsened crisis

On Monday night, nonprofit workers and scores of volunteers plan to set out for Atlanta’s annual “Point-in-Time” count to tally the number of people who are homeless in the city. The 2022 count is the first in Atlanta since the start of the pandemic, a world-shaking event that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge has said “only made the homelessness crisis worse.” → Read More

Bill filed to pay man wrongfully jailed 20 years in Ga. church murders

Dennis Perry thought of what the money could do and he started to cry. He wasn’t thinking of the money making up for the 20 years he spent incarcerated for a double murder he didn’t commit. Money can’t do that. But money could help Perry, 60, build his wife a house. She’s been living with her mother and an ever expanding extended family for 15 years. → Read More

‘Unprecedented’: Ga. domestic violence shelters struggle amid COVID

Domestic violence shelters all over Georgia face intersecting challenges, leaving them struggling to help people fleeing abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Omicron presents bad ‘math equation’ for Atlanta hospitals, leaders say

Across metro Atlanta, the epicenter of Georgia’s fifth coronavirus wave, hospitals are seeing record-breaking COVID-19 cases amid unprecedented staff shortages. → Read More

Even with beds empty, patients can’t get into Ga. state mental hospitals

In 2022, a bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers intends to address the state’s glaring shortage of mental health professionals. If they are to succeed, one of the greatest challenges might be finding — and keeping — staff at the state-run psychiatric hospitals where a dearth of workers now leaves patients waiting days, weeks or even months to get a bed. → Read More

Bill aims to strengthen mental health care in Georgia

Georgia ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to helping people struggling with mental illness. A forthcoming bill in the state House seek → Read More

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner reports to federal prison

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner Jim Beck turned himself in to begin his federal prison sentence on Thursday, his attorney confirmed. Beck, 60, → Read More