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
As people on the ground around the Bay Area experienced another sunny day, an all-solar-powered plane passed overhead Tuesday after taking off from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View.
The lightweight plane, which has a wingspan of 208 feet, was about 3,000 feet in the air as it flew above the Golden Gate Bridge, said Alexandra Gindroz, spokeswoman for the Swiss firm Solar Impulse, which owns the plane. Read More
A woman was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after jumping onto the train tracks at a San Francisco BART station on Monday night, an agency spokeswoman said.The woman, who is in her 50s, apparently jumped in front of a train around 9:50 p.m. at the 24th Street Mission station, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.The train traveled over her but did not make contact with her, Trost said.“There were no visible injuries,” she said. Read More
Pot enthusiasts packed San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday for an unofficial celebration of marijuana, leaving behind a mess that city officials now say cost more than $15,000 to clean up. Read More
A man seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood last May will soon finally be on his way home to Georgia after family, friends and even an ex-San Francisco 49er helped raise enough money to transport him there.
More than $17,000 has been raised to help Selester "Les" Rowe, a 63-year-old homeless man who was struck by an SUV on May 12, 2012. Read More
The 24th Street BART station in San Francisco is closed this evening after a person was hit by a train there, BART officials said.
BART officials announced major delays due to a medical emergency followed by station closures shortly before 10 p.m.
The person's condition is unknown and it is unclear how long the station will remain closed. Read More
Organizers of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival today announced the lineup for the sixth-annual three-day concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails and Phoenix are among the headliners at the festival, scheduled from Aug. 9-11. Read More
San Francisco’s 10 police stations have been designated as safe havens for members of the LGBT community to report crimes. Read More
A gun buyback that took place in San Mateo County on Saturday has been deemed a success by one of its organizers, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.
An estimated 250 firearms were collected at the buyback event, which was held at the South San Francisco courthouse, according to the office of the Peninsula Democrat.
Organizers paid more than $23,000 in exchange for the unwanted firearms — $100 for every handgun and $200 for rifles and assault weapons. Read More
The San Francisco 49ers will make a bid next month to host the 50th Super Bowl in 2016, and announced today that they are bringing in a couple of stars from the franchise's illustrious history to help out.
Former quarterback Steve Young and coach George Seifert are joining the San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee to host Super Bowl L at the 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, which opens next year.
The announcement was made at San Francisco City Hall this morning by team and city officials. Read More
A month after a transient was crushed to death in a grisly incident on top of a San Francisco train station elevator, the medical examiner's office has released the man's name and are asking for the public's help in finding his family.
The man has been identified as 42-year-old David Thomas, according to Dr. Amy Hart, San Francisco's chief medical examiner. Thomas was found dead on the night of March 10 in an elevator shaft at the Montgomery BART and Municipal Railway station. Read More
Employees at San Francisco General Hospital were ordered to shelter in place for nearly an hour this afternoon because of a report of a gunman near the hospital, police and hospital officials said.
Three people have been detained in connection with the incident, which began at about 1:45 p.m. when officers saw a man possibly armed with a handgun near Building 80/90 at the hospital campus at Potrero Avenue and 22nd Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
San Mateo and Hillsborough police located and then lost a burglary suspect who was interrupted at one San Mateo home Friday and might have cased other homes in Hillsborough, according to police.
San Mateo police were called to a home in the 600 block of Edgewood Road about 12:20 p.m. for a reported interrupted burglary.
The suspects were already gone when police arrived, but around the same time Hillsborough police intercepted and pursued a white Chevy Malibu speeding onto northbound Interstate 280. The suspect in the vehicle discarded items as he drove. Read More
A taxicab was stolen near San Francisco State University early Friday morning and the suspect then led authorities on a pursuit to Pacifica and back, a San Francisco police spokesman said.
The cab was parked at Denslowe and Banbury drives around 1:15 a.m. when the driver got out to help a sick passenger, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Scroll down to see video of the high-speed chase.
The suspect took that opportunity to get into the driver's seat and drive off, Shyy said. Read More
A special office opened Tuesday to help residents affected by a massive water main break in February in the area of 15th Avenue and Wawona Street in West Portal.
The field office, located at 383 West Portal Ave., will connect residents to services offered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City Attorney’s Office, the Department of Building Inspection and other agencies.
The office is intended to help the residents of the 23 homes that were flooded when a water main broke early Feb. 27. About a dozen cars also were damaged. Read More