A bicyclist was killed in the Mission district Thursday after colliding with a Recology garbage truck during the morning commute.
The accident occurred at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue at roughly 6:45 a.m., and the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the Recology driver is cooperating with investigators and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the collision. Read More
The Boy Scouts of America’s national leaders decided Thursday to allow openly gay members into troops.
The organization’s National Council endorsed with 61.4 percent of the vote a resolution lifting the ban on openly gay Scouts, according to a statement.
“Today, following this review, the most comprehensive listening exercise in Scouting’s history, the approximately 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone,” the statement reads. Read More
What a jerk!
A 35-year-old man was arrested on indecent exposure charges Wednesday morning after allegedly masturbating at a Muni shelter and a nearby hospital.
About 9 a.m., police officers were called about a man exposing himself in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and California Street, near the California Pacific Medical Center campus.
A witness said the man was seen masturbating on hospital property and told to leave. Read More
A month after Facebook donated computers to a San Bruno elementary school that had been burglarized, three Fairfield men were arrested in connection with another break-in at the school Tuesday night.
At 8:41 p.m., officers reportedly responded to a burglary alarm at El Crystal Elementary School at 201 Balboa Way and discovered a window had been shattered and also a door forced open to one of the classrooms.
Contents of the room had been tampered with, San Bruno police Lt. Tim Mahon said, but nothing was taken. Read More
A courageous corner store clerk in the Mission District called a gun-toting thug’s bluff Wednesday and thwarted the robbery, police said.
About 6:30 p.m., a thug reportedly walked into the liquor store in the 3000 block of 26th Street while the clerk was restocking shelves. He pulled out a gun and demanded cash, police said, but instead of complying the clerk, a 47-year-old man, began hollering at the goon to leave his store.
The suspect reportedly fled empty handed. No arrest has been reported.
email@example.com Read More
It was a clean break.
Two women decided not to press charges against each other after a brawl at an Oceanview laundromat last weekend.
The dispute spun out of control when one of the women removed the other woman’s clothes from a dryer, police said.
About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 200 block of Broad Street and spoke with one of the women, who claimed the other woman had pulled her hair and hit her in the face multiple times. Read More
In the past few years, police departments in smaller cities around San Mateo County have closed their doors, with police services contracted out to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
But bucking the trend is the unincorporated community of Broadmoor, which continues to fund and operate its own department as it has done for more than 60 years.
In recent years, police departments in Half Moon Bay, Millbrae and San Carlos have contracted police services from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, said spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt. Read More
Throughout this school year, San Mateo’s Borel Middle School has hosted a new program designed to snuff out gang problems at their roots. Last week, the board of trustees approved expansion of the program to other middle schools in the San Mateo-Foster City School District.
The Gang Resistance Education and Training program — better known as GREAT — is billed as “an immunization against delinquency, youth violence and gang membership.” It consists of 13 class-length sessions on topics ranging from controlling anger to analyzing information and student beliefs about gangs. Read More
Faced with the prospect of a four-figure fine, motorists will probably think twice about illegally using a disabled parking placard in San Francisco — unless they know how to game the system.
But to the chagrin of city officials, drivers can actually clear that $1,000-plus citation by ponying up just enough cash to buy a large pizza, due to a processing glitch at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Read More
San Francisco is poised to pay up to $4 million in damage claims related to the Feb. 27 water main rupture that damaged 25 homes and several cars in the West Portal neighborhood.
Meanwhile, city repairs to the neighborhood’s infrastructure remain ongoing following the break at 15th Avenue and Wawona Street. Read More