Apparently this buffoon thought giving firefighters the middle finger was the real emergency.
A man reportedly blocked the path of a fire engine at Haight and Stanyan streets last weekend, delaying emergency personnel who had been responding to a medical call for an "intoxicated and semi-conscious" 16-year-old girl. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday provided an update on the investigation into the high-profile disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins in 1984. Read More
The former owner of the Masonic Avenue home that was searched by police on Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of 10-year-old San Francisco boy Kevin Collins nearly three decades ago said today he was shocked to hear the house could be tied to the famous case. Read More
The idea of creating a Haight-Ashbury museum dedicated to the 1960s has some hoping the idea finally moves forward, while others would like to see more than counter-culture history included.The Haight-Ashbury Museum organization, a resident-driven initiative, has revived the effort to create a space dedicated to the 1960s and the Summer of Love, which is one of the main draws of the milelong stretch of Haight Street, organizers said. Read More
It was St. Patrick’s Day 2010 when David Bates noticed a young bartender struggling to keep up with the thirsty customers at Club Deluxe. “Trying not to be a creep,” Bates, 29, a bartender himself back East, approached the young woman and asked if she needed help. Days later, Bates was hired and today the Boston native, who ironically is a self-proclaimed Manhattan cocktail “kind of guy,” commutes about 45 seconds to work as he resides above the establishment. Read More
Nearly 7,000 customers in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods were briefly without power this morning and almost 300 customers are still in the dark, a PG&E spokesman said.A power outage started at 5:24 a.m. after an underground equipment failure at Golden Gate Avenue and Fillmore Street. The outage knocked out power to 6,910 customers, spokesman JD Guidi said. Read More
Thousands of PG&E customers have had their power restored after an outage left nearly 7,000 in the dark in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, Western Addition, and Laurel Heights neighborhoods this afternoon, according to the utility.The outage impacted about 6,900 customers earlier this afternoon. Power was restored to about 5,400 customers as of 4 p.m, according to PG&E’s twitter account. Read More
A two-alarm fire early Thursday morning damaged a clothing store and cafe that share a building in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, a fire department spokeswoman said.Firefighters responded at 4:59 a.m. and found a blaze burning at True Clothing and the People’s Cafe, located at 1415 and 1419 Haight St., near Masonic Avenue, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
Before the credits roll on San Francisco’s iconic Red Vic Movie House, the theater will host two final sold-out shows this evening.On its 31st and last birthday, the Haight Street independent cinema has chosen to mark its closing with an apropos 1970s black comedy that toys with death. Read More
The Red Vic Movie House, the landmark theater that helped bring a revival to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the early ’80s, will shut its doors for good July 25, its 31st birthday.
The last showing? “Harold and Maude.”
“It’s kind of the perfect movie. Maude makes the decision there is a time to end,” said Betsy Rix, one of the original founders who owns the building with her husband, Jack. “Harold goes on to do great things ... we think. I’m sure he does.” Read More