San Francisco events for May 16, 2013. Read More
With the help of a local tech start-up, money has been raised for family barbeques, to save a toy store in Illinois and to replace the boat destroyed in the Boston bomber standoff. Now, a City resident is tapping a SoMa company hoping to bring the Blue Angels back to Fleet Week. Read More
A City College of San Francisco student magazine captured second place in a prestigious journalism competition this week.
Etc. Magazine, produced by the CCSF journalism department, placed second in the Best Student Magazine category of a national competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The magazine snagged the honor by beating out publications from several four-year universities, like Syracuse, Ohio University and Drake. Read More
The landlord has cast thee away.
Twenty-eight people who had been squatting in an abandoned church in the Oceanview neighborhood for about eight months were forced to leave by San Francisco police Wednesday morning.
Police knocked on the door of the old church at Capitol Avenue and Broad Street at about 7 a.m. and gave the squatters time to leave. They left along with their three dogs, but one person was arrested for resisting arrest and another for a parole violation, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 20-year-old man was found with fatal stab wounds early Wednesday near India Basin Shoreline Park , police said.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing the screaming man near Innes Avenue and Arelious Walker about 1:45 a.m.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died, Shyy said.
Police canvassed the area for clues and witnesses. No one is in custody, Shyy said. Read More
A woman selling a smartphone on Craigslist met the buyer last weekend in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near the Cow Palace, according to police, and the result was a rather slow robbery.
The 42-year-old San Francisco woman met the man at the Geneva Avenue fast food eatery at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The victim said she didn’t have a SIM card in the phone, and so the suspect attempted to use his SIM card. After that didn’t work, the patient thief took the time to call the cellular company and get the phone squared away. Read More
The 34th America’s Cup will go on as planned on San Francisco Bay this summer with the same large catamarans despite last week’s fatal training accident, regatta officials said Tuesday.
But in an effort to ensure future races are safe — and to find out what went wrong when Artemis Racing strategist Andrew “Bart” Simpson drowned after his team’s boat capsized near Treasure Island on Thursday — a team of sailing experts from around the world will conduct a review of all race procedures, including the crafts’ design. Read More
Six current or former employees of the San Francisco Unified School District are facing embezzlement and fraud charges stemming from the alleged misuse of an estimated $15 million in grant funding, the district attorney announced Tuesday.
Money earmarked to provide students with support services, nutritional programs and violence-prevention programs was allegedly directed into bonuses, slush funds and unwarranted pay increases. Read More
Yet another salvo has been launched in the ongoing, polarizing and divisive Israel-Palestine debate — and it’s on Muni.
Several San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency buses bearing a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel advertisement are currently ferrying The City’s commuters.
The ads, paid for by American Muslims for Palestine, feature a quote from Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu comparing the situation in the Holy Land to apartheid in South Africa, along with a reminder that Israel receives about $3 billion in foreign aid from the U.S. Read More
A $26,000 gift of office furnishings received by District Attorney George Gascón was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but not without some questions about whether it was good practice and even if the proper disclosure form was filed.
Last week, Gascón said he had requested help with obtaining furnishings. Donations rolled in, beginning with a $9,999 gift from Ron Conway, the Silicon Valley angel investor guiding San Francisco’s current tech boom. Read More