The plan to add more parking meters to several San Francisco neighborhoods will receive scrutiny today from a Board of Supervisors committee. Read More
Poor grades apparently caused an Academy of Art University student to steal a bicycle from one of his school’s campuses, according to police.
The thief was reportedly captured on video March 26 swiping a Fuji bike from the campus at 601 Brannan St.
On April 4, police said, a “very observant” security guard spotted the suspect and identified him as a student. Read More
A taxi driver was robbed by a customer at knife-point in the South of Market district Wednesday night, police said.
The hack heist was reported in the 1000 block of Folsom Street, near Sixth Street, at about 8:45 p.m.
The suspect hailed the taxi, went on a ride and then put the knife to the cab driver’s neck, police said. He then reportedly ordered the 38-year-old driver to turn off the vehicle and his cellphone. Read More
The 330 Ritch nightclub, where three people were injured in a weekend shooting, is no more.
The owners agreed to surrender their entertainment permit Monday, which means the club will no longer operate, according to Entertainment Commission Executive Director Jocelyn Kane. The decision is indefinite, she said. Read More
Tens of thousands of art pieces and artifacts from Latin America are closer to a new, permanent home in The City after a plan to build a museum cleared an important step Thursday.
The Mexican Museum was formed in 1975 by artist Peter Rodriguez in the Mission district, and the facility moved to a temporary site at Fort Mason in 1982. It has remained there since, amassing a collection of more that 14,000 objects that span from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Read More
The facelessness of corporate culture apparently led to a burglary in San Francisco’s Financial District on Thursday.
At about noon, police said, a crook waltzed unnoticed into an office on the 100 block of Second Street, sat at a desk, talked on the phone, then made off with an iPad.
The iPad’s owner called police and reported that he had momentarily left his desk when the theft occurred. Read More
A young woman who was assaulted by a “violent criminal” on a gritty South of Market street last month knew she wasn’t alone, police said, and that might have saved her life.
After falling victim to domestic violence Feb. 21 outside Custom Burger at Seventh and Natoma streets, police said, the woman went to the West Bay Center a half-block away, which she knew has a yellow sign posted out front that states, “Safe Haven.” Read More
Construction could begin in May on a skateboarding and dog park in South of Market that has been stuck in bureaucratic limbo for years.
Various city agencies are poised to sign a 20-year contract with Caltrans to rent a vacant lot under the Central Freeway and transform it into an open space for skateboarders and dog walkers. The concept design for the park was first developed in early 2009, but lease disagreements between the state and city agencies delayed the project.
The handful of blocks that are bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Market, Mission streets are not quite San Francisco’s worst neighborhood for criminal behavior and public safety, but they are perhaps The City’s most high-profile symbol of those urban ills. This hotbed of addiction, homelessness, and crime has long vexed city leaders. Read More
In the drug trade, you need real bucks — not Starbucks.
An alleged illegal marijuana grower reportedly showered his South of Market neighbors with coffee shop gift cards in an apparent attempt at keeping them quiet. But police said the man and three other suspects were arrested Feb. 12 after a burglary call led officers to a secret operation in a warehouse in the 100 block of Stillman Street. Read More