A crafty crook tricked tourists into playing a rigged game at Fisherman’s Wharf, but he could not fool a jury, prosecutors said Wednesday.An Oakland scammer has been convicted of luring unwitting visitors and residents into losing their cash on a shell game at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris said in a statement. Read More
A San Francisco judge today granted a preliminary injunction against two gangs in The City's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera had sought the injunction, claiming the Down Below and Towerside gangs were terrorizing the area, which includes three public housing developments.
The gangs are believed responsible for at least 10 murders in the past three years, according to Herrera. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom was unsuccessful in his aggressive push to get one of his pet projects funded another year. JobsNow, the federally-funded stimulus program that has helped to employ more than 4,000 San Franciscans, ends at midnight tonight. Read More
Residents will get a chance next week to offer feedback on The City’s plan for transportation upgrades near the Balboa Park Station. Read More
Voters can start casting ballots for the Nov. 2 election on Monday on the ground floor of City Hall starting at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend voting will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the two weekends before the election – Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31. For weekend access to City Hall, the public must enter on Grove Street. Read More
The city and county of San Francisco has been spending just under a half-billion dollars annually to fund some 841 nonprofits. We rely on these community-based groups for a vast array of social services — substance abuse treatment, homelessness, violence abatement, job training, psychological counseling, after-school programs, day care, medical clinics and much more. Read More
The medical examiner's office today identified a San Francisco man fatally shot by police during an armed encounter Sunday morning as 43-year-old Michael Lee.
Lee was shot when police responded to a noise complaint at the Granada Hotel, a retirement community at 1000 Sutter St. in the Nob Hill neighborhood where Lee lived, at about 11:10 a.m. Read More
The folks behind Proposition L, the sit-lie law known as Civil Sidewalks, produced a video you can check out here that includes testimonials from business owners, elected officials and city employees. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom cannot rely on the polls to give him a boost as Election Day nears.
Recent polling shows the mayor’s popularity is shrinking, which means Newsom must work harder to gain voter attention with campaign money in the race for lieutenant governor.
The mayor is known for his disdain of hitting up donors for cash but desperate times calls for desperate measures. Read More
The Superior Court’s request of more than $2 million was supported by the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, who on Wednesday sent the request to the full board for a vote. The money would come from the budget’s general fund reserve and the release of the money would require a two-thirds vote by the board. Read More