Doré Studio, a photography studio on Mission Street, is one of dozens of businesses vandalized after the Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, but owners are hoping any post-Super Bowl celebration Sunday will be more respectful.
“I’m not sure it will happen though,” said Doré Studio owner Patty Alvarez. “I always have concerns anytime anything big happens.” Read More
A Mission Street art gallery may be in trouble after San Francisco firefighters responded Tuesday night to a fire intentionally set there, apparently as part of an art piece, a fire official said Wednesday.
Firefighters responded around 10 p.m. Tuesday to Queen's Nails, a gallery located at 3191 Mission St. in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood, Deputy Fire Chief Mark Gonzales said. Read More
Hundreds of San Francisco government workers exceeded the limit on overtime last fiscal year, as the time-and-a-half spending continues to climb.
The City first placed a cap on the amount of overtime a worker could accrue in 2009, but it also allowed for special exemptions and waivers to exceed the threshold. According to a report recently released by the City Controller’s Office, 863 workers exceeded the cap last fiscal year. Read More
A construction worker died after falling more than a dozen feet at a house under construction near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital on Wednesday morning, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
The fall was reported at 10:37 a.m. at 40 Edgehill Way, where a three-story home is being built. The worker, believed to be about 50 years old, was standing on scaffolding near an unfinished stairwell at the time, fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
A firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in the Oceanview neighborhood Thursday morning, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Siragusa said.
The Fire Department received reports of a fire on the second floor of a three-story building at 119 Broad St., between Capitol and Plymouth avenues, at 5:31 a.m. Read More
The site of the fire-damaged Fleishhacker Pool building at the San Francisco Zoo will most likely become open space, with pieces of the building possibly put on display to commemorate the site’s history, city officials said Tuesday as demolition crews worked nearby. Read More
A house fire in the Upper Haight neighborhood Tuesday afternoon might have been caused by an illegal marijuana-growing operation.
But before you say “not surprising (it is the Haight, after all),” police at the scene of the 1:30 p.m. blaze on Page Street near Ashbury Street said grow operations are not common there. Read More
Nothing to see here, folks — except for a half-dozen fires.
A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of setting six fires at his own Excelsior district home.
The man had reportedly told his worried neighbor there was nothing to worry about and then refused to let firefighters inside. Read More
Two San Francisco firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze in the Ingleside neighborhood Tuesday morning, but others escaped a potentially dangerous situation.
The fire was reported at 5:50 a.m., and responding firefighters saw flames coming from a row of businesses on Ocean Avenue, Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Read More
Two Muni vehicles sandwiched a car on Market Street on Friday afternoon, injuring nine people.
The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. on Market Street near First Street and involved a white car that got smashed between a Muni bus and streetcar, San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
Nine people suffered minor injuries but six declined transport to the hospital, Talmadge said. Read More