A 21-year-old man who was struck and killed by a garbage truck Thursday morning while riding his bicycle to work through the Mission district had just moved to The City, a relative said Friday.The fatal accident was reported about 6:45 a.m. Thursday at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Read More
Formation of special districts where property owners pay a fee to fund services such as security and graffiti cleanup beyond what The City can provide is an increasing trend and one celebrated by Mayor Ed Lee.
On Thursday, the Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee approved moving forward with the renewal and expansion of the Central Market Community Benefit District and the formation of the Top of Broadway Benefit District. Read More
Backers of a November referendum of the contentious 8 Washington St. condominium development on the waterfront picked up a key endorsement Wednesday from the local Democratic County Central Committee.
An endorsement from the local Democratic Party is one of the most influential in San Francisco politics and is being celebrated by opponents of the 134-unit development. Read More
Operating under a tight schedule and even tighter budget, Muni is about to hand over its $1.6 billion Central Subway plan to a man who has a contentious history with The City and a reputation for exceeding project costs. Read More
A bicyclist was killed in the Mission district Thursday after colliding with a Recology garbage truck during the morning commute.
The accident occurred at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue at roughly 6:45 a.m., and the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the Recology driver is cooperating with investigators and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the collision. Read More
I told a winemaker friend of mine I was writing about New Zealand sauvignon blanc this week and his response was not uncommon: “Cat pee on a gooseberry.” But don’t let that turn you off or make you turn the page. Read More
What a jerk!
A 35-year-old man was arrested on indecent exposure charges Wednesday morning after allegedly masturbating at a Muni shelter and a nearby hospital.
About 9 a.m., police officers were called about a man exposing himself in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and California Street, near the California Pacific Medical Center campus.
A witness said the man was seen masturbating on hospital property and told to leave. Read More
Police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred in the Outer Mission on Wednesday.
About 7:40 p.m., police began receiving calls about a silver pickup truck that crashed into a house at Florentine and Morse streets.
The pickup reportedly caused severe damage to the house before fleeing the scene, police said. The building was evacuated to ensure the safety of its residents. Read More
A hail of bullets in the Western Addition injured a woman and entered a nearby apartment Wednesday night, police said.
The 26-year-old victim was walking in the 1600 block of McAllister Street about 10:15 p.m.when she was struck in the torso by a bullet, police said. She did not see the shooter, but multiple witnesses heard the shots and saw a man fleeing in a black car westbound on McAllister toward Broderick Street, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
A month after Facebook donated computers to a San Bruno elementary school that had been burglarized, three Fairfield men were arrested in connection with another break-in at the school Tuesday night.
At 8:41 p.m., officers reportedly responded to a burglary alarm at El Crystal Elementary School at 201 Balboa Way and discovered a window had been shattered and also a door forced open to one of the classrooms. Read More