The 49ers are moving to the South Bay, but the football team will keep ties to The City by naming its new stadium after a San Francisco-based apparel company.The team and Levi Strauss & Co announced on Wednesday that the $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara, set to open in 2014, is going to be called Levi’s Stadium. The jeans maker landed the naming rights for the state-of-the-art facility by reaching a $220 million, 20-year agreement with the club. Read More
A man was stabbed in the torso in an attempted robbery in the Sunset district on Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.The victim was approached by two suspects near 25th Avenue and Ortega Street about 8:45 p.m. when one of them demanded the victim’s cash. Read More
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault after he reportedly slammed a woman’s head into a parked car in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.Jesse Flores, a San Francisco resident, was reportedly hanging on the corner of Mason and Eddy streets at about 3 p.m. when he and the 48-year-old victim got into an argument. Read More
A vehicle carrying three people, including a 71-year-old man, was hit by a bullet in the Sunnydale neighborhood on Tuesday, the second shooting in the area in as many days.
The victims, two men ages 50 and 71 and a 36-year-old woman, were driving eastbound in the 100 block of Blythedale Avenue, near Santos Street, when they saw two men in their 20s running toward them at about 6:30 p.m., police said. Read More
A callous killer has shocked a judge with his lack of remorse.
"He's dead. Everybody dies," 25-year-old Tyler Hutchinson said about his victim, 88-year-old Albert Korn, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Hutchinson added, "I'm gonna die. You're gonna die. I don't care," Wagstaffe said.
The statement helped increase Hutchinson's sentence Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read More
A large sinkhole that appeared Monday in the Presidio Heights neighborhood will likely take the rest of the week to repair, a spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday.
The sinkhole, which is about 20 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, was reported about 5 p.m. Monday at Lake Street and Second Avenue, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said. Read More
Patient technical care workers throughout the University of California medical system voted to authorize a strike after months of failed labor negotiations.
Dates and the duration of the strike have yet to be determined. Representatives from the workers’ union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, said members agreed to give a 10-day notice to allow for patient protection measures to be put in place. Read More
The family of Ernesto Xe Acosta, the man fatally shot earlier this year near the intersection of Hayes and Webster streets, is still hoping someone will come forward with information about the killing. And they would like to clarify an important detail about the Feb. 10 incident. Read More
A Russian man who allegedly went on a mailbox bashing spree in Portola Valley -- and later crashed his SUV while fleeing cops -- wanted to make something very clear before he was handcuffed.
“This has nothing to do with Boston,” 21-year-old Alexander Dombovic reportedly stated to sheriff’s deputies in a Russian accent as they ordered him out of his vehicle with their guns drawn April 26. Read More
For Muni to be a reliable transit system consistently used by commuters, travel times need to be significantly reduced -- a point emphasized by the agency’s executive director.
Detailing the cure is the easy part; figuring out how to accomplish that task is something else. Read More