Muni’s list of preferred alternatives for removing its Central Subway tunnel-boring machines in North Beach doesn’t include an option popular with the community and could result in the agency resorting to a method strongly opposed by many locals. Read More
Three homicides, two suspicious deaths, a suicide involving chemicals that led to an apartment building evacuation, and the inexplicable near-fatal beating of a 94-year-old woman all contributed to an unusually vicious few days in San Francisco.
Police have been “pretty busy” since Friday morning, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said, when they received their first in a string of grim reports: A mysterious shooting inside a Mission district apartment. Read More
A 23-year-old man was critically injured in North Beach early Sunday when a punch caused him to strike his head on the ground, police said.
Just after 2 a.m., police said, officers responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot at 470 Broadway. The victim, police said, had been punched in the face by an unknown suspect. The suspect reportedly fled in a vehicle. The victim was taken to a hospital, but his condition was upgraded Tuesday and he’s expected to survive. Read More
Two female thugs beat up a woman with her own high heels before making off with the footwear in North Beach early Monday, police said.
The 24-year-old woman told police she was chatting with a couple of men at Columbus Avenue and Broadway about 1 a.m. when she was suddenly attacked by two women.
No arrests were reported as of Tuesday. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said Read More
Off the Grid could be coming to North Beach’s Joe DiMaggio Playground as part of a plan to increase the food truck event’s presence at public parks. Read More
Despite one lawsuit filed already and another likely, construction work is set to begin next week in North Beach for Muni’s Central Subway.On Aug. 13, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, will begin a four-month utility relocation project on Columbus Avenue, an undertaking that will close one lane of traffic during business hours. Read More
A store manager in North Beach was hospitalized Saturday night after a fight with a customer, police said.
The customer was harassing store patrons and employees when the manager asked him to leave. The customer went outside and began yelling at people entering and exiting the store. Minutes later, he charged back into the store and threw coffee at the manager, police said.
He then pulled out a knife and slashed the manager’s thumb and back before fleeing. Read More
Muni is pushing ahead with its plan to bring up tunnel-boring equipment through Columbus Avenue in North Beach during Central Subway construction, despite a petition circulating to request a moratorium on the upcoming work and Supervisor David Chiu asking for alternatives. Read More
North Beach residents and business leaders are fuming about a Central Subway construction project that could shut down vehicle lanes, alter traffic patterns and leave the neighborhood cluttered with heavy-duty equipment for two years. Read More
Steals on wheels: Brute bottle-bashes biker
A 65-year-old man was hit over the head with a wine bottle and knocked off his bicycle in the Western Addition on Sunday evening, police said.
The suspect took the bike and fled. The man suffered a minor injury.
Door-to-door crime: Woman roughed up, ransacked
An 84-year-old woman was robbed Saturday afternoon as she entered her home on Bannam Place in North Beach, police said. Read More