The commute home Thursday went off without a hitch despite rumors that BART service could be disrupted.
The transit agency had issued a warning earlier in the day to alert passengers of a potential protest at the Civic Center station that was set to begin at 5 p.m. If the disruption occurred, officials warned stations may need to be closed on short notice.
But the disruptions never came. Read More
BART will "staff accordingly" at the Civic Center station with the possibility of a protest Thursday afternoon, BART authorities said.BART put a warning on its website for passengers to be "advised that protesters may attempt to disrupt train service during August commute periods beginning as early as Thursday, August 11, 2011, in downtown San Francisco BART stations." Read More
A man who was snapping photographs at San Francisco City Hall just before midnight Monday was pistol-whipped and robbed of his camera, police said.Two juveniles struck the 45-year-old man over the head several times at Polk and Grove streets. They fled in a white 1997 Hyundai, police said. The victim pursued the suspects and was able to provide police a description of the vehicle. Two teenagers ages 16 and 17 were subsequently arrested, police said. Read More
BART officials released video of the Civic Center station platform the night Charles Hill was shot and killed.The video, available below, shows BART officers exiting a Millbrae-bound train 11 minutes after the first call. Less then 30 seconds after arrival, Hill was shot by one of the officers. Read More
San Francisco has lost its well-attended LovEvolution celebration to Oakland after city leaders and event organizers butted heads last year.
LovEvolution began eight years ago and grew to about 100,000 attendees in 2009. It kicked off with a parade along Market Street culminating in an electronic dance celebration in the Civic Center Plaza, which lasted for hours. Read More
Thousands of fans showed up at Civic Center to watch the U.S. women's soccer team take on Japan at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Emotions soared with each U.S. goal and plummeted with every lost opportunity. Eventually, Japan triumphed in penalty kicks and won the world title.
See more photos of the Civic Center celebration by clicking on the image at right. Read More
Crowds at San Francisco's Civic Center loyally rooted for American and Japanese soccer players at a screening of the FIFA Women's World Cup final as the game went into overtime shootouts. Read More
Evening commuters in San Francisco on BART and Muni were disrupted Monday evening due to protests about a recent fatal shooting of a man on a transit station platform.
As of 7:15 p.m., the Powell Street station was closed to passengers who wanted to board trains. Passengers could still leave the station. Read More
At a news conference Monday, the morning after a BART police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man at the Civic Center station, BART police Chief Kenton Rainey was asked whether the officer and his partner had followed BART’s new training protocols and acted appropriately.
“From what I know at this point, yes, I’m comfortable with what has occurred,” Rainey said.
Well, from what we know at this point, I’m not comfortable with what has occurred. Read More
BART officials held another news conference Tuesday but released few new details about the confrontation at San Francisco's Civic Center station on Sunday in which BART police shot and killed a knife-wielding man. Read More