A San Francisco man responding to a Craigslist ad for an iPhone was robbed by the person claiming to be selling the smartphone.
The San Francisco man told officers he had arranged to meet the man purporting to be selling the iPhone at an apartment complex in Concord and went to the area with two friends, Concord police Cpl. James Carroll said.
Instead of selling him the phone, the suspect robbed the victim at gunpoint of about $440 and then fled through the apartment complex. Read More
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White on Wednesday are announcing a smartphone application that could be in place later this year that would send alerts to people trained in CPR so they could respond to nearby cardiac emergencies.The technology is already being implemented by the San Ramon Valley Fire District, which helped develop it. The aim is to increase the likelihood of survival for someone suffering from cardiac arrest, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
A lawyer for six San Franciscans who oppose The City’s ranked-choice voting system argued before a federal appeals court Tuesday that the procedure deprives them of their constitutional voting rights.“This case presents the issue of whether voters have the right to have their vote counted in the most important part of an election — that is when the winner is decided,” attorney James Parrinello told a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Read More
When detectives asked Hillsdale High School pipe bomb suspect Alexander Youshock what would have happened if his campus attack had been executed as allegedly planned, he replied, "I'd be dead."In San Mateo County Superior Court this morning, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti played a two-hour video of Youshock's interview with two San Mateo police detectives that was recorded on Aug. 24, 2009, in the hours after the defendant showed up at Hillsdale High armed with a chainsaw, 10 pipe bombs and a samurai sword. Read More
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is touring two hospitals in San Mateo County on Tuesday to learn about their work with minority communities and their use of electronic medical records.Benjamin will first visit the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame from 11:15 a.m. to noon to learn about the hospital’s African American Community Health Advisory Committee, county officials said.She will also speak to about 250 community leaders about the power and importance of local collaboration. Read More
A woman was held at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood on Monday afternoon, police said.The robbery was reported at about 2:20 p.m. Monday at a home in the 100 block of Campbell Avenue, where two men forced their way in through a back door, according to police.The 51-year-old victim had a handgun pointed at her head by one of the suspects while the other rummaged through the home, police said.The men fled on foot after taking a brown purse and some cash, according to police. Read More
Rain is likely to continue in the Bay Area today, with highs in the upper 50s expected. South winds of 10 to 20 mph are also expected.Rain is expected to continue tonight, with lows in the lower 50s and southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph.Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain and highs in the upper 50s. Read More
About 200 people gathered outside San Francisco City Hall on Monday to protest a proposal being considered by the Board of Supervisors to restrict the distribution of Yellow Pages phone books.The legislation, introduced by board president David Chiu last month, would require distributors of the Yellow Pages to ask businesses and residents if they would like a copy of the phone books before leaving one on the doorstep. Read More
A San Leandro woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 8-year-old daughter in what appears to have been a botched murder-suicide, according to police.
At about 1 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1300 block of Leonard Drive after being contacted by a woman who was a care provider for the little girl. The girl suffered from physical and mental disabilities, police said.
The woman told officers that she found the mother and child inside a car in the home's garage with a running motor and a hose leading from the tail pipe to the interior, according to police. Read More
Two of 18 boats that sank in Santa Cruz Harbor on Friday have been recovered in an ongoing effort to respond to damages from the aftermath of the disaster in Japan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.On Friday, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan caused a tsunami that killed hundreds of people before traveling across the Pacific Ocean and temporarily elevating surf levels on parts of the California coast. Read More
San Francisco police discovered two stabbing victims in Golden Gate Park this morning, police said.
Police responded to reports of a possible stabbing at 4:39 a.m. at a children's playground inside the park, near 46th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Officer Robert Chew said.
Police believe there may have been a group of around six suspects involved in the incident, Chew said.
The victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital.
Further information about the incident, including the extent of the victims' injuries, was not immediately available. Read More
Bay Area charities are encouraging people to donate money to assist the response to a devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Thursday night.The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami has left hundreds of people dead in Japan and caused extensive damage in the country.The American Red Cross is on standby to assist its Japanese counterparts, and has a warehouse in nearby Malaysia that is fully stocked with supplies if its help is needed, said Caitlin Cobb of the organization’s Bay Area chapter. Read More
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of beating and robbing a man at the Redwood City Caltrain station last week, agency officials said Friday.Desean Walker, 19, and Thomas Nicholas Furman, 18, both of Redwood City, were arrested by transit police on suspicion of robbery and assault with great bodily injury, according to Caltrain officials.The pair was arrested in connection with the March 4 attack that left a 47-year-old man in critical condition at a hospital, officials said. Read More
Several boats in Santa Cruz Harbor have gotten loose and are crashing around in the waves during Friday morning’s tsunami warning, the general manager of a nearby restaurant said.About 10 boats were crashing into one another at about 9:20 a.m. in the harbor near Aldo’s Harbor Restaurant, said general manager Alfredo Servin.The diner is right on the water at 616 Atlantic Ave, and Alfredo said he could see also see a lot of debris.Harbor officials have advised the public to evacuate the area. Read More
Water levels have risen slightly in Half Moon Bay’s Pillar Point Harbor on Friday morning, but no damage has been reported there or anywhere else in the Bay Area as the region waits for possible tsunami waves to come ashore.Surges of water as high as 2 or 3 feet were expected to arrive at the region’s coastal areas around 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.Water levels had risen about 8 inches in Pillar Point Harbor, but no significant waves had come in as of 8:15 a.m., assistant harbormaster John Draper said. Read More