Michael Bodley, SF Chronicle

Michael Bodley

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

Contact Michael

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • SF Chronicle
  • Inside Scoop SF
  • KETV NewsWatch 7
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Beaumont Enterprise
  • Esquire
  • mySA
  • The Boston Globe

Past articles by Michael:

Woman who organized ‘No to Marxism’ rally in Berkeley now says: Please don’t come

A woman who was organizing a right-wing rally scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Berkeley suddenly asked people Friday not to show up. In a bizarre, rambling email, Amber Cummings said she feared rally attendees would be attacked by counterprotesters at her "No to Marxism in Berkeley" event, which was scheduled for 1 p.m. in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. She had applied for a permit,… → Read More

Berkeley denies permit for anti-Marxism rally

The organizers of the latest rally in Berkeley, billed by right-wing activists as a demonstration against Marxism, has been denied a permit by the city. In a letter to organizers, Deputy City Manager Jovan Grogan told organizers of the event planned for Sunday in Civic Center Park - the home in recent months to a growing number of such demonstrations - that the "totality of circumstances"… → Read More

OPD investigating midday West Oakland shooting death

A man was shot to death in West Oakland near Interstate 880 on Thursday afternoon, police said. The homicide was reported at 12:27 p.m. on the 1700 block of 7th Street at Willow Street, police said. Officers said they found the wounded man with near an industrial stretch of West Oakland. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim was not immediately released, pending… → Read More

Big rig overturns on I-580 at Altamont Pass

A big rig traveling east on Interstate 580 at Altamont Pass overturned on Thursday after the driver lost control of the vehicle, officials said. It was not immediately clear exactly when the accident -on I-580 about two miles west of I-205 around Livermore - occurred. Officials said they were still clearing the scene well into the evening commute, and multiple lanes of eastbound I-580 were… → Read More

Person on tracks causes mounting BART delays

A person on the tracks at BART's Bay Fair station in San Leandro caused the closure of the station on Thursday afternoon as emergency personnel responded to the scene, according to the transit agency. The trespasser prompted major, mounting train delays in several directions - including toward the Warm Springs, Richmond and Daly City stations. The person - their gender was not immediately clear… → Read More

Police: Suspects nabbed in fatal Fairfield shooting

A 19-year-old man shot to death in Fairfield when occupants of a car opened fired on a vehicle he was riding in was identified Wednesday by police, who also announced the arrests of two suspects in the slaying. Gary Dejuanta Cromwell, Jr., of Vacaville, was killed on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Madison and Broadway streets, police said. Following the shooting, the car… → Read More

Lawyer conned dying man into signing over Sierra cabin, lawsuit claims

Inside his hospital room, Stacey Accomazzo’s brain swam in a cocktail of drugs, designed not to cure the cancer that had breached his body but to keep the pain at bay until he died. Doctors and nurses made the 63-year-old Plumas County man as comfortable as possible with morphine and other drugs as his lung cancer spread. [...] with Accomazzo’s mind scrambled, a lawyer who is now a Marin County… → Read More

Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter festival celebrates women in workplace

A sea of red blanketed the bayside stretch of Richmond that's home to the museum commemorating the life of Rosie the Riveter, the iconic yet fictional female factory worker who redefined the role of her many peers in World War II. → Read More

Ruling blocks recall effort against Brock Turner judge Persky

Facing a coordinated call for his removal, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault, won an unexpected victory in court on Friday, delivering a major blow to those seeking his ouster. A judge in San Jose approved Persky's motion for an injunction to stop the recall campaign from collecting… → Read More

Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara

Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara A Milpitas family and three people who worked with them at a Santa Clara manufacturer of arcade games were charged with forging Pac-Man machines, officials said Thursday. A woman, her son and her ex-husband, who together owned and operated the company called CoinOpStore, are accused of forging for a profit machines that played… → Read More

75 arrested in sweeping Bay Area gun, drugs bust

Federal and local authorities arrested more than 75 people around the Bay Area in recent months as part of a sweeping operation targeting suspects for a variety of guns and drug charges, officials announced Thursday. The bust, dubbed "Operation Cold Day," prompted federal charges for 42 of the defendants and scores of charges in local state courts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office said… → Read More

SJ Police: Man posed as doctor, sexually assaulted woman

A 47-year-old San Jose man who purported himself to be a doctor, but who lacked a license to practice medicine, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman during an unlicensed examination, police said Monday. Ezequiel Aaron Dureo-Carvajal, the owner of a "holistic pharmacy" called Iridologia Farmacia, was arrested at the business on Friday, according to the San Jose Police… → Read More

Longtime OPD deputy chief tapped to lead Portland department

A 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department will become Portland's first female, African American police chief, the Oregon city announced Monday. Danielle Outlaw, who has served as deputy chief of the embattled Oakland Police Department, since 2013, will take the top job in early October, according to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. Among her accomplishments, according to Wheeler, are… → Read More

Professor tied to Chicago fatal stabbing appears in Bay Area court

A Northwestern University microbiology professor who surrendered to Bay Area police in connection with the fatal stabbing of a younger man in Chicago, waived extradition in court in Dublin on Monday, clearing the way for him to be taken back to Illinois to face justice, authorities said. Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Andrew Warren, 49, an employee of the University of Oxford in England, separately… → Read More

At least 3 people shot in SF’s Dolores Park

A barrage of gunfire broke out Thursday in Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco Thursday prompting police to swam the area, witnesses said. [...] I heard the sirens, then I knew what it was, said Jason Lopezjones, who lives in the area. "We need more police presence in the park because there all sorts of shady characters and non-park-like activity when you think of a family… → Read More

Family of muralist slain in Oakland sues over stolen ICE gun

The family of a 27-year-old man shot to death while painting a mural in Oakland with a gun stolen from federal immigration agents has filed suit against the federal government, an attorney for the family said on Thursday. The suit, filed late Wednesday night in federal court, seeks unspecified damages and other restitution, in the Sept. 29, 2015 death of Antonio "Tony" Ramos, the attorney said.… → Read More

‘Significant fire’ sends smoke over East Bay hills

A rapidly spreading fire in the Grizzly Peak area in Alameda County had about 70 firefighters battling Wednesday afternoon to bring flames under control, officials said. The extent of the fire that broke out in the Oakland hills, which occasionally are prone to fires that spread quickly because of dry vegetation, was not immediately clear. Deemed as a fast spreading vegetation fire, the blaze… → Read More

Former Vallejo city employee pleads guilty in bribery scheme

A former maintenance manager for Vallejo pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of soliciting bribes from city contractors in a scheme to steal thousands of dollars in community block grant funds, prosecutors said. While working for the Public Works Engineering Division in Vallejo, Burton sought a 10 percent “kickback” from the owner of a maintenance company in exchange for steering… → Read More

Auditor to study alleged ethics offenses by Oakland councilwoman

For hours on end, not one of the dozens of people at a special meeting of Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission at City Hall on Monday evening seemed able to discern what Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney may have done wrong, and why. The dysfunction of the meeting — run by a staff of six political novices who at times lacked an understanding of procedural rules — came to a head when… → Read More

Bay Area law enforcement taken aback by Trump’s speech

President Donald Trump drew vigorous applause from a uniformed New York crowd on Friday when he boasted of telling police they can be rougher with suspects. "Please don't be too nice," he said. But the reaction from Bay Area law enforcement experts was tepid at best. "We all realize that we have crime and we have gangs and we need to come up with a strategy to combat that," said Anthony Ribera,… → Read More