He is the homeless man who stands outside the Citibank branch in North Beach and never asks for a handout, becoming a neighborhood fixture by simply nodding to passers-by and saying, “Have a nice day” and, “God bless you.”
Most people who have walked past Selester Rowe for the past five years know little about the man who was critically injured last weekend after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at Stockton Street and Columbus Avenue. Read More
Drivers can now park at night for two hours longer on one of North Beach’s most notorious thoroughfares thanks to merchants and a community coalition.
Business owners and the Voice of Broadway had been petitioning The City for more than six months to change tow-zone restrictions, said Nader Marvi, head of Voice of Broadway and a co-owner of Monroe nightclub. Read More
Two people were injured in separate shootings early Sunday in North Beach and Potrero Hill, police said.
The first incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. at Montgomery and Vallejo streets near Broadway. According to police, two groups of people shot at each other for unknown reasons.
A man was hit in the leg, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. The victim, a 19-year-old from the city of Richmond, was hospitalized and is reportedly in stable condition. Read More
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana It seems counterintuitive that a North Beach restaurant that has won world championship titles for its pizza also would feature original and engaging cocktails. But that’s what you get at Tony’s. Bar manager Elmer Mejicanos has created a rotating list of concoctions that pair very nicely with a margherita pizza on a spring day, looking out on Washington Square. Read More
The Entertainment Commission received a tip in early January about a club that was operating illegally above an existing business at 463 Broadway in North Beach. After an investigation, the commission and The City’s fire marshal moved in to shut down the operation.Vajra Grenalli, an inspector with the commission, said though the club was small, it is an example of a much larger issue that can be difficult to track. Read More
When Gianni Mola first moved to San Francisco 20 years ago, there were five salumieri, or traditional Italian delis, in North Beach.
“There was Panelli Brothers, Florence Ravioli,” Mola recalled. “But over the course of time, Italians moved out of the neighborhood, and there wasn’t enough business to keep them going. Now, there’s just one, Molinari’s, and if that closes I don’t know where I’ll get my comfort food.” Read More
Mari Ann Fitzmaurice, senior vice president of American Express Open is among the organizers behind Small Business Saturday, scheduled in North Beach.
What is Small Business Saturday?
It’s a day to highlight small businesses and what’s unique about them. We know small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, they’re what make our communities vibrant and unique. Read More
The man charged in the horrific slaying of stunning San Francisco socialite Kate Horan might agree to a plea deal Tuesday, according to prosecutors.
Details of the plea deal have not been released.
On Oct. 29, 2010, Gary Scott Holland, 44, allegedly posed as a utility worker checking for a gas leak at the apartment building at 900 Chestnut St. Once inside the building, police say, he knocked on the door of Horan, 46. Read More
The best pizza in the United States is made in a pizzeria in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.Or at least that is what a writer penned in a travel article in USA Today on Thursday. Read More
If bad luck rains on someone who opens an umbrella indoors, San Francisco cops must be hoping superstition is on their side.
On a clear and sunny Saturday, a careful crook walked into a bank in North Beach toting an open umbrella and walked out with handfuls of cash, police said. Read More