Three unrelated criminal cases in which scalding water or coffee was used as a weapon are being handled with care, according to San Francisco prosecutors.
Men with apparently hot tempers were recently arrested in connection with unrelated attacks at two Starbucks outlets and an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Read More
A homeless man was recently arrested on charges that he poured boiling water on a customer at a Starbucks in Fisherman’s Wharf, causing third degree burns.
The Feb. 20 assault reportedly occurred after the customer confronted the transient for allegedly stealing boxes of tea from the coffee shop at 2801 Jones St.
“In response, the thief threw a cup of boiling water on the man’s chest,” police at Central Station said. Read More
In the drug trade, you need real bucks — not Starbucks.
An alleged illegal marijuana grower reportedly showered his South of Market neighbors with coffee shop gift cards in an apparent attempt at keeping them quiet. But police said the man and three other suspects were arrested Feb. 12 after a burglary call led officers to a secret operation in a warehouse in the 100 block of Stillman Street. Read More
Coffee behemoth Starbucks is testing a variety of toasty croissants and baked goods in nine San Francisco stores, with plans to eventually expand distribution nationally. Read More
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When it comes to coffee, Starbucks and the Washington Examiner agree: Forget the War on Obesity. Read More
It might appear that Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has skewed off on his own ornate tangent via his new solo set “Flamingo” and recent tour. But no, he swears, the vaunted Vegas act is only on hiatus, and certainly not planning on letting any of its traditions die.Like their annual Christmas single, for instance. This week, The Killers just digitally released the fifth in said series, “Boots.” So they won’t be MIA for long. Read More
Go to Starbucks.
[B]ecause the discussions are not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they are not subject to disclosure on the visitors’ log that the White House releases as part of its pledge to be the “most transparent presidential administration in history.” Read More
You might think that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would learn to not place unnecessary restrictions on the types of businesses that might come to The City, especially during an economic funk.
You would be wrong.
It appears the board is about to consider interim zoning rules that would require big-box retailers to secure a conditional-use permit before opening a store. It’s a pointless legislative exercise for the following reasons: Read More
A man accused of robbing as many as seven coffee shops at gunpoint — including some Peet’s and Starbucks stores — was arrested after the quick thinking of a downtown barista.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hoodie entered the Peet’s on Third and Mission streets Sunday afternoon and pointed a gun wrapped in plastic at the chest of an employee while demanding cash, police said. Read More