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    San Francisco Muckraking Journalist Warren Hinckle Dies
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    Warren Hinckle, left, with Sol Stern and Robert Scheer at Ramparts magazine headquarters at 301 Broadway, Feb. 1967, in San Francisco.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died.

    He was 77.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that his daughter Pia Hinckle says her father had been in declining health and died of complications from pneumonia Thursday at a hospital near his home in San Francisco. He was surrounded by his family.

    Hinckle was a groundbreaking editor for the liberal magazines Ramparts and Scanlan's Monthly in the 1960s and '70s and more recently wrote reliably irreverent columns for newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, the newspaper reported.

    Pia Hinkcle says her father had a "great, great time," in his long career with no regrets. She says he never looked back and was always looking for the next thing to do.

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