The judge's gavel was mightier than this tool.
A man who beat his wife with a hammer in front of their son in South San Francisco three years ago – and attacked her again after bailing out of jail – was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison.
Raymon McCowan, 49, of American Canyon, was seen by employees of La Quinta Inn in South City striking his wife of 19 years in the hotel parking lot on Feb. 8, 2010. Read More
A woman was robbed at gunpoint while opening a Polk Gulch business Thursday morning, police said.
The thug, described as a man in his 20s, reportedly pulled out a handgun and held it to the 34-year-old merchant’s head in the 600 block of Eddy Street, between Polk and Larkin streets, at about 9 a.m. Read More
The operators of the America’s Cup Pavilion made a voluntary agreement with nearby neighbors that if they were given permission to host 30 concerts there this summer, they would not apply to host shows at a similar venue around Piers 27-29 for 10 years.
Live Nation, the operator of the outdoor music venue, was not required to impose such a restriction, but felt it was the proper thing to do after speaking with neighbors. Read More
Opponents of the 8 Washington St. luxury condo development are casting a shadow on the project by zeroing in on its precarious proximity to a city sewage line carrying 20 million gallons of human waste a day. Read More
Bikes could be allowed on BART trains at all times of the day — minus a few restrictions — as part of an initiative that will be voted on by the agency’s board of directors later this month.
Under the current policy, bikes are banned from certain trains during peak travel times, a measure aimed at easing overcrowding. However, after two recent pilot projects during which those restrictions were relaxed, BART is now considering a permanent change. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday all but called a police investigation into a fatal traffic accident last year lackluster. The incident involved a former member of the Billionaire Boys Club, a group of young, rich and crooked investors who turned into criminals in the 1980s.
And now the suspect has gone missing. Read More
As he shivered on a narrow iron bar 220 feet above San Francisco Bay, 22-year-old Kevin Berthia heard a voice. It did not belong to the old wounds, crushing worries and inner demons that had driven him to the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More
It’s rare that a bar’s drink menu completely reflects one bartender’s obsession, but that’s the case at Mum’s, the bar and restaurant attached to Japantown’s Hotel Tomo. “I’m crazy for hamsters,” says bartender Mana Yasuda. That sentiment is reflected in the cocktails she creates, which have names such as Hamster on the Beach, Mexican Hamster, Hamster Sundae and Gloomy Hamster. This zaniness fits in perfectly with Tomo’s expression of hotel as pop culture art object. Read More
A brazen thief spoiled Bike to Work day on Thursday for at least one cyclist when he took off with the victim’s bike while the victim was cheering on other riders at an energizer station, ABC 7 news reports. Read More
A 28-year-old woman using a tablet on a Muni bus during Wednesday morning's commute was pushed by a teenager who then robbed her device, police said, but the suspect was caught after a foot chase with a cop.
The robbery reportedly occurred on the 44 O’Shaughnessy line in the area of Seventh and Clarendon avenues at about 7:15 a.m. Read More