Hero & Zero: A kind soul & a trigger-happy deputy

By Nikki Silverstein

Hero: Did you lose a stash of cash on a Golden Gate Transit Route 4 bus last Tuesday during your morning commute into San Francisco? Well, the honest Mill Valley woman who found it would like to give it back to you. Christa noticed the money sitting on an empty seat as she exited the bus. “I picked it up with the hopes of returning it to the person who lost it,” she said. We wonder whether Christa’s noble quest is uncommon. Have you ever found currency in a public place and did you seek out the owner? Tell us your story by emailing [email protected] And, of course, if you are looking for your loot from a Route 4 bus, get in touch and we’ll hook you up with your hero.

Zero: Our county tax coffers are $585,000 lighter, thanks to Evan Kubota, the trigger-happy, Marin County Sheriff’s deputy who shot and injured Chaka Grayson, an unarmed Marin City man as he sat in his parked car. The county supervisors approved the settlement earlier this week and probably thanked their lucky stars that Grayson, who suffered permanent damage in his arm, accepted the offer, rather than continuing with his $10 million lawsuit. Grayson was put through the wringer after the 2013 shooting, hit with four misdemeanor charges related to the incident, while Kubota got off scot free. Fortunately, the district attorney eventually dismissed the charges against Grayson and the sheriff fired Kubota as a deputy. Still, the saga continues, because Kubota is suing to get his job back.

Got a Hero or a Zero? Please send submissions to [email protected]

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