The firm that screens baggage at San Francisco International Airport could lose its decadelong contract this fall as the Transportation Security Administration requests proposals from other bidders two years ahead of when the contract was originally supposed to expire.
Covenant Aviation Security, America’s most prominent private aviation security company, has a national reputation for efficiency and customer service. But it also has been accused of neglecting passenger safety in pursuit of lower costs. Read More
The “world’s greatest fisherman” has been pinched in a king-size crab scandal.
Dennis Sturgell, 60, whom the San Francisco Chronicle once dubbed the “world’s greatest fisherman” in a 2008 article, is facing charges of unlawful fishing in connection with an incident in San Francisco last fall in which he allegedly possessed more than 54,000 pounds of Dungeness crab.
On Thursday, Sturgell pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to return to court June 20, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Read More
Police are investigating a fatal shooting in San Francisco's Bayview District this afternoon.
Officers responded at 3:43 p.m. to reports that a male victim had been shot in the 1100 block of Hudson Avenue, Officer Carlos Manfredi said.
The officers performed CPR on the victim until medics arrived and transported him to San Francisco General Hospital.
However, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, Manfredi said. Read More
A former police attorney has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Chief Greg Suhr, claiming she was fired in retaliation for seeking disciplinary actions against him.
Kelly O’Haire, a former attorney responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary cases against department employees, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday. Read More
Apple’s flagship retail store is moving up the street to Union Square and increasing its size in the process.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced on Thursday plans to relocate the existing Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. three blocks north to 300 Post St., which is adjacent to Union Square. Read More
At least four cellphone robberies were reported on Muni buses or at transit shelters Wednesday, police said.
About 11 a.m., a 25-year-old woman who was reportedly waiting for the bus at Third and Mission streets was knocked to the ground by a man in his 20s who swiped her cellphone.
Fifty minutes later, police said, a 29-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop at Geary and Laguna streets was robbed of her cellphone when a juvenile snatched it from her hand. He fled with the phone after a struggle, police said. Read More
Apparently school detention is worse than a criminal record.
A Diamond Heights man thought his home was being burglarized last week when he encountered three young people inside.
It turned out the youngsters had been playing hooky at about 9:15 a.m. Friday, according to police, and had been running from school security. During their foolish escape, police said, one of the boneheads used a skateboard to smash a large window of the victim’s home on the first block of Amethyst Way.
They “were trying to use the residence as an escape route,” police said. Read More
Marcus “Wolfie” Herrera, 24, was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering Robert Musial (pictured) in Golden Gate Park last year over a marijuana debt, but still faces up to four years in prison for beating Musial with a skateboard just before his death.
The 55-year-old Musial died from an irregular heartbeat following the April 27, 2012, attack on Hippie Hill, said the Medical Examiner’s Office, which originally ruled the death a homicide. Read More
A judge ruled Tuesday that inviting a woman to the Bernal Heights labyrinth for a “cleansing ceremony” – particularly after you have stalked her for nearly a decade – is criminally creepy.
On Tuesday, 34-year-old Cesar Lopez of San Francisco was found guilty of one count of felony stalking. He faces up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced June 4. Read More
A Colorado developer’s plan to rehab a Redwood City harbor is encountering delays on many fronts.
On May 6, the City Council concluded that the Denver-based Pauls Corp.’s altered plan to redevelop Pete’s Harbor — a small commercial marina a couple of miles from downtown Redwood City — requires an amended environmental impact report, Redwood City Planning Manager Blake Lyon said. Read More