Brett Simpson, SF Chronicle

Brett Simpson

SF Chronicle

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Brett:

One man fatally shot, three wounded in Oakland

At approximately 9:59 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 4500 block of Fairfax Avenue, according to Oakland police. Four men, all Oakland residents, were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. → Read More

Fire causes major delays on BART going toward Berryessa in San Jose

BART trains on the Berryessa line were experiencing major delays due to a wayside fire Tuesday morning, officials said. → Read More

Berkeley officer opens fire at theft suspects in city’s first police shooting since 2012

A Berkeley police officer fired her gun Thursday night while attempting to detain theft suspects at a CVS pharmacy, officials said. → Read More

Police: Suspect stabbed San Francisco officer in face during arrest in Haight-Ashbury

A San Francisco police officer was stabbed in the face while apprehending a suspect, authorities said Thursday. → Read More

Protest calls for SF police union to stand down in blocking any department reforms

Outside ofthe San Francisco police union headquarters Monday, a coalition of about twenty-five workers and labor leaders gathered to denounce incidents of racism and brutality in policing and call on the union representing the city’s officers to stand down in attempting to block reform efforts. → Read More

Punch near Golden Gate Park in SF leaves man with life-threatening injuries

A man punched another man in the face Monday afternoon in San Francisco, causing life-threatening injuries, authorities said. → Read More

Arson suspected in fires that damaged 'Spire' sculpture at SF's Presidio

The famous “Spire” sculpture in San Francisco’s Presidio was damaged early Tuesday morning in a suspected act of arson as multiple fires broke out in the national park, officials said. → Read More

Oakland schools agree to give girls equal access to sports programs, facilities

The Oakland Unified School District will be scrutinized for the next three years to ensure that girls have equal access to sports programs and facilities, following proposed budget cuts that illuminated the underlying gender inequities of sport in Oakland schools. → Read More

Oakland man arrested after burglary at San Bruno high school targets musical instruments

A suspect was arrested after a break-in and attempted burglary at Capuchino High School in San Bruno, authorities said Monday. → Read More

New worry for parents: Study by Berkeley science institute finds toxic substances in preschool carpets

The director of Step One Preschool replaced rugs after a study by the Green Policy Institute found worrisome chemicals in the carpets of that school and 17 others. → Read More