The “decoy” arrest — in which plainclothes officers approach would-be drug sellers asking for a $40 bag of marijuana — has become an increasingly less common tactic throughout The City.
But not in the Haight-Ashbury.
While buy-bust arrests citywide are dropping — from 485 in 2008 to 160 last year — they are increasing in the iconic neighborhood. Read More
An East Bay lawyer who is in the midst of disbarment proceedings testified at a State Bar Court hearing in San Francisco on Thursday that she is seeking to resign from the bar.
State Bar spokeswoman Laura Ernde confirmed that Lorna Brown, 67, of Berkeley has submitted a letter resigning from the practice of law. But Ernde said the California Supreme Court’s approval is needed when a lawyer seeks to resign during disbarment proceedings. Read More
A man who filmed the aftermath of a controversial officer-involved shooting in the Bayview district two years ago, then later blasted cops in a TV interview over the incident, was killed Wednesday in the same neighborhood.
Trivon Dixon, 27, of Rodeo was fatally shot about 3:45 p.m. while sitting in a car in the first block of Whitney Young Circle, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Another car pulled up alongside Dixon’s and a gunman stepped out and shot him, Esparza said. The gunman then reportedly hopped back in the car and fled. Read More
A man was stabbed in the back in Buena Vista Park on Wednesday during an argument over “who the park belonged to,” police said.
Officers reportedly responded to the public park bordering Haight Street at about 9:30 a.m. and found the 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound that was not life threatening. Read More
You can always count on the evilness of strangers.
A driver who asked for directions near San Francisco General Hospital late Tuesday afternoon was led to his destination by a man who seemed rather helpful until he whipped a gun and stole the car.
The victim, a 59-year-old Chinese man who speaks little English, pulled over in a black Toyota Camry near 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue to ask for directions. A man in his 20s agreed to help in exchange for a ride home. Read More
Apparently there is plenty of waste to dispose of in this case.
A former San Francisco State University director and the owner of a waste disposal company have been charged with 246 felony counts in connection with a contract that reportedly cost the school millions of dollars during a period of record budget cuts. Read More
Three nudity activists have become the first to be found guilty of violating San Francisco’s nudity ban that went into effect in February.
Russell Allen, Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis were arrested and cited for violating the new law by disrobing at a rally outside City Hall on Feb. 1, the day the ordinance went into effect. Read More
Two British tourists were reportedly robbed last weekend of their camera, cash, bank cards, driver’s licenses, phones and other items as they were walking just south of Cesar Chavez Street.
The female tourists, who said they were in town for only a short time, called police at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday and said they were walking in the 1500 block of York Street when the suspect approached, Ingleside Station police reported Wednesday. Read More
Three people were stabbed after leaving a San Francisco nightclub early Wednesday, according to police, including a woman who was knifed in the buttocks and then pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI.
A suspect identified as 28-year-old Lavon Carraway of San Francisco was arrested in connection with the attacks on two of the victims near the Infusion Lounge at Ellis and Cyril Magnin streets. A second suspect was detained but later released, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Excelsior district Tuesday night, police said.
The unidentified victim was near the intersection of Brazil Avenue and Vienna Street at about 8:45 p.m. when a light gray Dodge minivan pulled up.
The gunman, a passenger in the car wearing a ski mask, shot the victim in the shoulder before the minivan sped away westbound on Brazil Avenue, police said. Read More