Two San Francisco firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze in the Ingleside neighborhood Tuesday morning, but others escaped a potentially dangerous situation.
The fire was reported at 5:50 a.m., and responding firefighters saw flames coming from a row of businesses on Ocean Avenue, Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Read More
San Francisco police say officers shot a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them during a pursuit Saturday night. The officers were on the first block of Dakota Street shortly after 6:30 p.m., towing a vehicle, when they received a report of a suspect in the area with a gun, police said. The suspect fled, and police pursued him on foot, ordering him to stop. On the 800 block of Missouri Street, the suspect allegedly turned toward the officers with a firearm in his hand. The officers opened fire, and the suspect fell to the ground and dropped the gun. Read More
Two Muni vehicles sandwiched a car on Market Street on Friday afternoon, injuring nine people.
The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. on Market Street near First Street and involved a white car that got smashed between a Muni bus and streetcar, San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
Nine people suffered minor injuries but six declined transport to the hospital, Talmadge said. Read More
Construction equipment toppled in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Friday morning, narrowly missing two construction workers and closing a street for hours.
Click on the photo to the right to see more pictures of the accident.
A large forklift crane fell down at the intersection of Ellis and Leavenworth streets at about 7:30 a.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Ellis Street was initially closed between Leavenworth and Jones streets, Shyy said.
Muni buses had to be rerouted as a result of the accident, Shyy said. Read More
A man who scaled aGolden Gate Bridge tower and spent the night atop the historic span was in custody Friday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.
Bridge traffic was briefly shut down twice Friday morning to search the towers for an apparently suicidal male, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said.
He was spotted around 6:15 p.m. Thursday on the cabling of the bridge, but went above the fog line and was no longer visible after the CHP last had contact with him around 8 p.m., McDermott said. Read More
The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.Police Chief Greg Suhr had asked the commission for permission to allow the department to start a pilot program with the stun guns following a fatal officer-involved shooting in The City’s Financial District last month. Read More
Police are searching for at least two suspects in a shooting that killed one and left another with life-threatening injuries in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood Wednesday night.The shooting was reported at 10:03 p.m. in the 3000 block of San Bruno Avenue, Officer Gordon Shyy said.The two victims were standing in front of a building there when two men in their 20s opened fire at them before fleeing the scene and jumping into a waiting car.The suspects’ car was described as a four-door white vehicle, Shyy said. Read More
The mother of a Seattle man who died in a confrontation with San Francisco police at a transit stop in the Bayview district last year has filed a federal wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against The City.
Police have said that Kenneth Harding Jr., 19, apparently shot himself during an exchange of gunfire with police as he ran away from two officers who sought to detain him for alleged fare evasion July 16, 2011.
Harding, a Washington state parolee, died near the Muni stop at Third Street and Palou Avenue. Read More
A San Francisco sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested on domestic violence allegations at a city business in the Upper Market neighborhood last week, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Vincent Calvarese, 48, was arrested in the 2300 block of Market Street on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment, police Officer Michael Andraychak said.
Calvarese was booked following the incident, Andraychak said.
Andraychak did not immediately know if the sheriff’s deputy had since been released from custody. Read More
President Barack Obama touched down in San Francisco Sunday evening for a brief fundraising visit, following a stop in Colorado to mourn the victims of a mass movie theater shooting that left 12 dead Friday.
President Obama, who was originally scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on today, arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 8:15 p.m. Sunday.
His campaign schedule changed to accommodate a visit yesterday in Aurora, Colo., to speak at a vigil for victims of a fatal shooting there during a midnight screening of the film "The Dark Knight Rises" Friday. Read More
Dozens of sick and dying pelicans have turned up on beaches across San Mateo County in recent weeks, putting a strain on resources at a local wildlife care center that takes them in.
Peninsula Humane Society spokesman Scott Delucchi said Friday that more than 30 brown pelicans needing urgent care — some of them starving, hypothermic and unable to fly — have been found on local beaches and taken to the society’s wildlife care center in Burlingame. Read More
Santa Clara County prosecutors Friday officially announced their decision not to re-file misdemeanor charges against William Lynch for beating Fr. Jerold Lindner, who Lynch claims molested him more than three decades ago.
Deputy District Attorney Vikki Gemetti on Friday morning formally told Judge David Cena of her office's decision.
Cena responded by saying that the charges were dismissed and Lynch's bail released.
"It does put an exclamation point on the case," said Lynch's attorney Pat Harris. Read More
A measure that would require San Francisco to study draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park has qualified for the November ballot.
The measure qualified for the ballot after the campaign submitted 15,836 signatures of San Francisco residents in support of the initiative to the city's Department of Elections. Proponents needed to gather at least 9,702 valid signatures. Read More
A 24-year-old man who has filed to run for supervisor in San Francisco pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening District Attorney George Gascón on Facebook.
Benjamin Castaneda pleaded guilty to two felony counts of attempting by threats to deter an executive officer from performing a lawful duty, and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of making criminal threats.
He is expected to be sentenced to three years’ probation when he returns to court Aug. 7. Read More