President Barack Obama — who declared in a TV interview in May that he personally supports same-sex marriage — visits San Francisco Thursday for two fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to greet Obama at San Francisco International Airport this morning. As mayor of San Francisco, Newsom spearheaded the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry. Read More
Leaving San Francisco city limits after stealing a car does not prevent the SFPD from chasing you.
A woman and her passenger were carjacked in the Financial District early Thursday morning, police Officer Albie Esparza said, and cops had to cross the Bay in their pursuit of the suspects, who were arrested in Oakland. The vehicle was recovered. Read More
Travelers from Ocean Beach to the Financial District should expect to be inconvenienced next week by a major construction project that will impact as many as 100,000 bicyclists, motorists and transit riders in The City. Read More
The Occupy movement’s frenetic commemoration of May Day got plenty of attention as Bay Area demonstrators came out in droves to spread the message that income disparity has created a nationwide crisis. But fallout from the labor holiday could provoke backlash from otherwise supportive observers.
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Shedd is the owner and general manager of Per Diem, a new Italian-Californian fusion restaurant and lounge in the Financial District. The longtime restaurateur also managed the Brick Yard and Back Yard Kitchen in Cow Hollow.Why did you decide on the Financial District to open your restaurant? It was kind of a perfect storm. It’s the same owner of the property where Brick Yard is located, so we had a good working relationship already. Read More
The walk from Nob Hill to the Financial District is a swift and scenic trip for commuters wanting to avoid driving or taking public transit. It feels safe — even in the dark of night or early morning.But one woman who was attacked and robbed as she walked that route last week wants to warn SF Examiner readers against dropping their guard.Kay, who would not provide her full name, said a thug accosted her from behind as she walked down the steep streets of Nob Hill. Read More
Actions depicted on videos showing police using batons and motorcycles to ram through an Occupy Wall Street West blockade in the Financial District last week were necessary because other officers needed help, police said Tuesday.
Officer Carlos Manfredi said a call for help from another officer came in moments before the video was shot.
“When an officer calls for help, it’s a pretty big deal,” Manfredi said. “The first thought is to get out there to help that person.” Read More
Although the University of California regents canceled a meeting scheduled to begin in Mission Bay this morning, thousands of students did not cancel their plans to protest. Read More
A man in his early 50s robbed a bank in San Francisco’s Financial District on Wednesday morning, police said.No one was injured during the 9:45 a.m. heist in the 200 block of California Street.The suspect simply walked in, announced he was robbing the bank, grabbed cash, then walked out, police said Thursday.There have been no firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
The San Francisco police bomb squad responded to reports of a suspicious package in The City's Financial District Monday evening.
The streets near One Embarcadero Center were closed at about 5:15 p.m. as officers responded to reports of a suspicious briefcase, police said.
It was determined that there was no threat and the roads were reopened by about 7:15 p.m., police said. Read More