Cops say a panhandling punk assaulted a man in North Beach who said he had no money to offer Monday morning, police said.The victim was walking with a woman in the area of Columbus Avenue and Kearny Street around 7:45 a.m. when the suspect asked for cash. After the victim said he had no money, the panhandler blocked the couple’s path and shouted at them, police said. Read More
Three atypical T-Mobile antennas slated to sit atop the roofs of a few buildings in North Beach have city officials and neighbors asking for extra scrutiny of the plans.
T-Mobile operates 212 of the 722 antenna sites in The City, which are shared among cell phone providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Read More
A hero received less than a thank you after rescuing a distressed damsel in North Beach Monday.
After the good Samaritan helped free the woman from a thug's grip, she fled the scene and never returned in the 500 block of Union Street around 1:30 a.m., police said. Read More
The Board of Supervisors could decide later this year whether the North Beach branch library is a city landmark, which could help protect the building from demolition plans.
The City’s Historic Preservation Commission on Sept. 1 recommended, by a 4-3 vote, that city leaders rule that the building is a landmark. Read More
A North Beach business might be forced by The City to start selling products that its owners say are doomed to rot on the shelves: Groceries.
Piazza Market opened in 2007 on Vallejo Street at Montgomery Street inside a prominent retail space left vacant since a grocery store went bust several years earlier.
Before opening, the market’s owners secured permits from The City needed to sell alcohol and groceries and operate a small restaurant. Read More
Philanthropic restaurateur Ed Moose — who in 1973 opened North Beach’s Washington Square Bar and Grill, a legendary sanctuary for The City’s big-timers — died Thursday morning. He was 81.
Moose is survived by his wife, Mary Etta Moose, and “a whole lot of kids, just none of them were blood-related,” said Peter Osborne, who took over the restaurant after Moose sold it in 1990. Read More
The vice president of the North Beach Chamber of Commerce is the chair of the North Beach Festival, which is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
What’s unique about this event? We have more local artists and local vendors and exhibitors than any time in the past. We look at the festival more as a neighborhood festival than a street festival. Read More
A plan to build a six-car garage in a North Beach building with a history of tenant evictions was dealt a blow Tuesday.
The owners of the 1907 three-story building at 424 Francisco St. want to raise the building 2 feet and build a six-car basement garage. Read More
In a city bursting with Italian eating spots, Caffe Baonecci may be the most authentic, and endearing, of them all.
Located in the heart of North Beach, this cheerfully painted blue-and-yellow cafe inhabits the former Danilo Bakery, which itself was one of the most beloved, old-school Italian landmarks in San Francisco. Read More
Planning officials will give a progress update Thursday on the Central Subway project, The City’s ambitious undertaking to extend train service out to North Beach and possibly beyond. Read More