Seemingly every motorist in San Francisco has a tale of being unfairly ticketed by an overzealous parking control officer.
Fewer drivers though have as much exonerating evidence available as Beth Chen, a Forest Hill resident who was recently hit with a $62 ticket that accuses her of overstaying a two-hour time limit near the Stonestown YMCA. Read More
San Francisco’s sidewalks are receiving an upgrade that is removing concrete and replacing it with community gardens.
The program, run by Friends of the Urban Forest in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will help remove “excess” concrete and improve drainage during storms, as well as beautify neighborhoods. Read More
Waste bin, recycling bin or compost bin? Elliot Easom never paid close attention to which piece of trash belonged in which bin — black, blue or green — until he became aware of an incentive being offered to his neighborhood. Read More
The America's Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist, nosedived during a difficult maneuver and broke into many pieces, an official said Friday.
However, it remained unclear why the Artemis flipped on Thursday, trapping crew member Andrew "Bart" Simpson under the wreckage for at least 10 minutes.
America's Cup organizers also said Friday it was unclear what affect the fatality might have on the series of races scheduled to begin on July 6. Read More
The University of California medical centers' patient care workers will hold a two-day strike at the end of the month, according to union officials.
Roughly 13,000 workers are affected by this decision. The group voted to authorize a strike earlier this month and as a result the date was set for May 21 and May 22 when pharmacy technicians, hospitality assistants and nurses will walk off the job. Read More
A 16-year-old boy who escaped from San Francisco’s juvenile detention center last month is in custody after he reportedly returned home for food, rest and clothes.
The teenager, who broke out of the Juvenile Justice Center on Woodside Avenue along with a 12-year-old boy on April 16, was detained Thursday at his parents’ home, Chief Probation Officer William Siffermann said. Read More
The judge's gavel was mightier than this tool.
A man who beat his wife with a hammer in front of their son in South San Francisco three years ago – and attacked her again after bailing out of jail – was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison.
Raymon McCowan, 49, of American Canyon, was seen by employees of La Quinta Inn in South City striking his wife of 19 years in the hotel parking lot on Feb. 8, 2010. Read More
A woman was robbed at gunpoint while opening a Polk Gulch business Thursday morning, police said.
The thug, described as a man in his 20s, reportedly pulled out a handgun and held it to the 34-year-old merchant’s head in the 600 block of Eddy Street, between Polk and Larkin streets, at about 9 a.m.
The robber demanded that the merchant open the door and unlock the safe, police said, and the she complied. While the suspect reached in for the cash, the merchant fled and screamed for help. Read More
The adults have had their say, and sometime soon the children will at long last play.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s controversial plan to overhaul the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the western edge of Golden Gate Park appeared to clear its final hurdle Thursday when the field replacement project — which was approved by the Board of Supervisors nearly a year ago — received unanimous approval from the California Coastal Commission. Read More
The operators of the America’s Cup Pavilion made a voluntary agreement with nearby neighbors that if they were given permission to host 30 concerts there this summer, they would not apply to host shows at a similar venue around Piers 27-29 for 10 years.
Live Nation, the operator of the outdoor music venue, was not required to impose such a restriction, but felt it was the proper thing to do after speaking with neighbors. Read More