Cyclists approaching the intersection of Market and Eighth streets as they head west ride across a street marking that shows two arrows above a bicycle. Cars, buses and trucks are supposed to share that space with bikes.
Across the intersection, a new lane opens up for cyclists only. It’s painted green and separated from auto traffic by plastic posts, making it clear which vehicles go where. Read More
Three people were injured Monday afternoon when overhead Muni wires on Market Street snapped and fell to the roadway.
The incident forced the closure of main thoroughfare into downtown for several hours during the busy evening commute. Read More
A member of the Occupy protest movement, which is trying to re-establish itself in front of the Federal Reserve Bank, was stabbed in the chest after a dispute over stolen items Sunday, police and witnesses said.A demonstrator at 101 Market St. drove the victim, 28-year-old Brian “Boston” Reid, pictured at right, to San Francisco General Hospital after the stabbing happened about 10:40 p.m., witnesses said. Reid is expected to survive. Read More
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to protest abortion the day before the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
In its eighth year, Walk for Life West Coast was expected to attract more than 55,000 people. The demonstrators gathered outside City Hall for a rally before shutting down Market Street with a march to Justin Herman Plaza. Read More
A man was pummeled with a skateboard and stabbed in the back while trying to run from two thugs in the Mid-Market area early Thursday, police said.The 31-year-old victim had an argument with the men in the 1200 block of Market Street around 12:50 a.m. and attempted to flee. One of the thugs struck him with a skateboard. After the victim fell to the ground, the other thug stabbed him. Read More
A teenager is expected to be sentenced to probation Monday in connection with the brazen daylight gang shooting that injured five people in the mid-Market Street area this summer on Pink Saturday.
Terrell Blay, 18, of San Francisco and a 16-year-old boy, whose identity is not being released because he is a minor, were arrested shortly after the gunplay at Market and Seventh streets around 6:15 p.m. Read More
A man was struck by a taxi in front of the old Virgin Records building in downtown San Francisco Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials and a horrified witness.Emergency crews were called to bustling Market and Stockton streets at 1:41 p.m., San Francisco fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.A witness said she heard a “thud” that sounded like a car striking a car, but when she turned she saw that a man had been struck by a cab and was seriously injured. Read More
Downtown developers required to finance public art may soon be able to meet that requirement as easily as writing a check.
On Thursday, the Planning Commission unanimously supported a measure by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu that would create a Public Art Trust Fund. It would allow developers who are required to put 1 percent of their construction costs toward public art to give the money to the fund instead of commissioning a project on their own. Read More
A crooked cowboy dubbed the “Brown Holster Serial Robber” has been connected to several pistol-toting robberies in The City, riding off with stolen loot on his trusted steed: A bicycle.Huterra Gaston, 50, of San Francisco, was arrested last week following an armed robbery in the area of Sixth and Market streets, police Officer Albie Esparza said Wednesday. Read More
Occupy SF demonstrators were gathering peacefully in Justin Herman Plaza to eat and talk about what to do if San Francisco police attempt to clear the gathering tonight or Tuesday morning. Read More