A month after Facebook reportedly donated computers to a San Bruno elementary school that had been burglarized, three suspects were arrested in connection with another break-in Tuesday night, police said.
At 8:41 p.m., officers reportedly responded to a burglary alarm at El Crystal Elementary School at 201 Balboa Way.
Officers discovered a window had been shattered and also a door forced open to one of the classrooms, San Bruno police Lt. Tim Mahon said. Contents of the room had been tampered with, Mahon added, 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.
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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
The music venue Brick and Mortar Music Hall will operate under heavy restrictions as it works toward needed upgrades, the Entertainment Commission ruled this week.
The restrictions stem from nearly two years of complaints by neighbors of the venue on Mission Street near Duboce Avenue who say they have heard noise from the concert hall since it opened. Read More
A proposed 47-story condominium tower — which also would be the long-awaited permanent home of the Mexican Museum — faces the prospect of a lawsuit from residents of the Four Seasons on Market Street who want to stop it from casting a pall on sunny Union Square.
The 510-foot tower would be built at 706 Mission St. by developer Millennium Partners. At that height, it would drop shadows on the southeast corner of Union Square during part of the morning, according to a group calling itself Friends of Yerba Buena Gardens. Read More
With employees logging an average of 40 unscheduled absences annually, reforming work rules will be a key focus for BART during ongoing labor negotiations.
BART management and its five unions, which collectively represent 3,200 workers, are engaged in contentious contract talks, with the current pact expiring June 30. However, talks so far have yielded little progress, and union groups say they are further apart now than in 2009, when a strike nearly occurred. Read More