San Francisco police have obtained video they believe will help solve the murder of grocery clerk Ernesto Acosta, according to KTVU (Ch. 2) news. Read More
Ike’s Place — the famous sandwich shop in the Castro neighborhood — has Alex Smith-, Jim Harbaugh- and 49ers-themed sandwiches, but they are all outsold by the Eli Manning.
The restaurant’s assistant manager, Eriq Martin, insists that’s only because it’s the one sandwich “officially” on the menu. Read More
A thief with “good taste” attempted a heist at a Whole Foods in San Francisco on Monday, police said. The man went into the store at California and Franklin streets around 8:30 p.m. and placed some hummus, smoked Gouda, havarti, pepperoni and salami into his messenger bag, cops said. He then sauntered over to the wine aisle and filched a bottle of $25 pinot noir. As he left, security stopped him and called police. Read More
The radiation moving toward California from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors poses no imminent health threat locally, but that isn’t stopping San Franciscans from stocking up on medication to thwart radiation contamination. Read More
Neighbors hope that the new Whole Foods Market that recently opened in Upper Haight can bring some positive changes to the area.
For years, the neighborhood was at the top of former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s fix-it list because some residents clashed with people loitering on the sidewalk asking for money. Newsom pushed both for a recent law that prohibits anyone from sitting or standing on the sidewalk, and the eviction of a nearby, 36-year-old recycling center. Read More
The grand opening of the Whole Foods at Haight and Stanyan streets begs the question about where customers will be able to redeem their recyclables since HANC is scheduled for eviction. State law requires that every supermarket has some sort of compensation available within a half-mile of the store’s radius. HANC would fulfill that requirement being in the parking lot of Kezar Stadium. Read More
The constellation of farmers markets in San Francisco is growing ever brighter.
The neighborhood to join the assemblage is the Upper Haight, which will sprout a farmers market every Wednesday between now and the end of October.
The market will be held in the Kezar Stadium parking lot at the intersection of Waller and Stanyan streets, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Read More
What a difference a recession makes.
The last time a Whole Foods store was proposed for the corner of Haight and Stanyan streets, hundreds attended the public hearing, many wearing bright-pink stickers supporting the project, others carrying protest signs and issuing dire warnings about a project they saw as far too large for the proposed site. Read More