A helipad will take up temporary residence in the Bayview, a pedestrian bridge will be built over The Embarcadero and The City will be on the hook for millions of dollars of work if the America’s Cup sailing race is held in San Francisco. Read More
A seven-year-old police misconduct charge came to a close Wednesday with a nine-month suspension, testing both the Police Commission’s resolve to decrease its caseload and the Police Department’s new policy on police officers’ reliability in court. 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
A car struck a pedestrian in what appears to have been a non-fatal incident this evening in San Francisco, a police spokesman said.
Police responded to a 5:25 p.m. report that a pedestrian had been struck on the 400 block of Portola Drive, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
Crews arrived on the scene at about 5:32 p.m. and took statements from witnesses, including a statement from the pedestrian who was struck, Andraychak said. Read More
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
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