A bicyclist was injured Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle in San Francisco's Mission District, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a bicycle at the intersection of Duboce and Mission streets at around 9:45 a.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
A 30-year-old woman from San Francisco was driving a Toyota sedan through the intersection when she struck a 24-year-old man on a bike, Andraychak said.
The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will be featured on a new Showtime reality series chronicling the 2010 World Series champs’ off-season, spring training and 2011 regular season, Major League Baseball and the cable network announced Friday.The series “will give viewers a front-row seat into the lives of the players, coaches and team personnel as they begin the arduous task of defending their World Series title,” a statement said.The show is currently in production, and a name is still in the works. Read More
Detectives investigating the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona last weekend are considering a connection to California Sen. Leland Yee, who received death threats for criticizing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last year.
Listen to the voicemail left for Sen. Leland Yee. (Warning: Contains graphic language) Read More
A 55-year-old man shot last week by San Francisco police after allegedly stabbing an officer responding to a vandalism call is due in court next week on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff's department said Thursday.
See the video of police shooting the man in the wheelchair. Read More
About 365 homes and businesses in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood lost power Thursday morning when an underground power cable failed, a PG&E spokesman said.Power was knocked out to PG&E customers in the area of the 500 block of Broadway at about 9:20 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.The number of affected customers was reduced to 164 at 11 a.m., but crews are having difficulty restoring power because they can’t access a vault that’s been flooded with rainwater, Molica said. Read More
Two hand-painted glass panels, each 16 feet high and 150 feet across, have been installed on the facade of San Francisco International Airport’s new Terminal 2.The artwork was conceived by Seattle-based artist Norie Sato, who took photographs of cloud formations from an airplane and recreated the images on 240 rectangular sections of double-layered glass that comprise the massive panels. Read More
The country’s first museum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will open in San Francisco’s Castro district today.The GLBT History Museum at 4127 18th St. is a 1600-square-foot space with installations that showcase items depicting gay history, which organizers have spent 25 years gathering.“It’s been a long-time dream,” Gerard Koskovich, a spokesman and historian for the museum said. Read More
San Francisco prosecutors today filed murder charges against a man suspected of beating another man to death with a skateboard in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood early Christmas morning.Donald Tanksley, 60, was found severely wounded in the 1400 block of Haight Street, at Masonic Avenue, at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 25.Prosecutors said Tanksley had a fractured skull. He died at the hospital four days later. Read More
Jennifer Schipsi had planned to kick her boyfriend -- the man accused of strangling her and setting her body ablaze -- out of their Palo Alto home, according to deleted text messages police recovered from her iPhone.A heated text message exchange between Schipsi, a 29-year-old real estate agent killed on Oct. 15, 2009, and her boyfriend, Bulos "Paul" Zumot, the 37-year-old owner of Da Hookah Spot charged with murder and arson in connection with her death, took center stage today in court. Read More
A man threatening to jump off the Dumbarton Bridge this afternoon has been taken safely into custody, a Menlo Park police spokeswoman said.The California Highway Patrol received multiple reports at 2:30 p.m. of a man sitting on the rail of the bridge, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. A short time later, one of the man's friends called the CHP and said that the man was going to jump, Cross said. Read More
San Francisco prosecutors Tuesday declined to retry a man whose murder conviction for a 1989 drive-by shooting in the Bayview district that left two men dead and 11 others wounded was overturned by a judge last month.Caramad Conley, now 40, was convicted in 1994 of two counts of first-degree murder, 11 counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the April 1989 shootings on Third Street, according to his attorney Daniel Purcell. Read More
A former Tiburon resident and Reed Union School District board member was among those shot at a political rally in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday.Susan Hileman, who was on the school board in 1998 and 1999, is in serious but stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries, according to Ellen Mayer, assistant to Reed Union School District Superintendent Steve Herzog. Read More
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who became The City’s acting mayor after Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in as lieutenant governor on Monday, has taken a “low-key approach” to his brief stint as The City’s most powerful politician.The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve City Administrator Ed Lee as interim mayor later Tuesday.Until then, under the city charter, the president of the Board of Supervisors is acting mayor. Read More
A gas leak prompted the evacuation of four homes in San Francisco’s Sunset district overnight, a PG&E spokesman said.The leak was reported at 11:05 p.m. Monday at 1831 33rd Ave.San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said firefighters arrived at the scene but were unable to shut off the gas because a valve was rusted shut. PG&E crews got there at about 11:15 p.m. and stopped the flow of gas just before 1 a.m., utility spokesman J.D. Guidi said. Read More
A San Mateo child psychiatrist facing multiple molestation charges appeared in court Monday, where proceedings began in a jury trial to determine whether he is mentally fit to be retried.William Ayres, 79, who used a walker to enter San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday morning, is charged with nine counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14.Ayres is accused of fondling seven teenage boys during counseling sessions between 1991 and 1996, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Read More