Warren Hinckle, Beloved Longtime SF Newsman, Dies at 77

Longtime San Francisco journalist Warren Hinckle, whose writing ripped into the rebellious soul of the 1960s and catapulted him to the iconic status of one of the most well-known newsmen in The City, died early Thursday morning. He was 77.

Recognized in part for the unmistakable eye patch that he wore following a childhood accident and his beloved basset hound Bentley that accompanied Hinckle everywhere from assignments to the newsroom to bars, Hinckle dipped his pen into San Francisco politics for decades, writing memorable columns for numerous publications including the San Francisco Examiner.

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