You can always count on the evilness of strangers.
A driver who asked for directions near San Francisco General Hospital late Tuesday afternoon was led to his destination by a man who seemed rather helpful until he whipped a gun and stole the car. Read More
Employees at San Francisco General Hospital were ordered to shelter in place for nearly an hour this afternoon because of a report of a gunman near the hospital, police and hospital officials said.
Three people have been detained in connection with the incident, which began at about 1:45 p.m. when officers saw a man possibly armed with a handgun near Building 80/90 at the hospital campus at Potrero Avenue and 22nd Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A shocking shooting inside a Muni bus on Easter wounded two people, police said, after a bullet that went straight through a man’s thigh struck a woman in the abdomen.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said he did not know if such an incident had ever occurred on the transit system before, and that 40 to 50 riders were on the bus at the time of the shooting. Read More
In 1996, the University of California system’s regents adopted a long-range development plan for UC San Francisco that called for the creation of an entirely new campus and relief of crowding at the school’s Parnassus Avenue site.
The ambitious new Mission Bay campus progressed as planned, but the university never reached its goal for the Parnassus facility. Read More
While campus planning officials at UC San Francisco move forward with a long-range construction plan, a separate plan designed to manage the university’s Sutro Forest also is under way.
That project, which calls for the removal of hundreds of trees, has been a point of contention with nearby residents dedicated to halting the destruction of a lush, non-native wilderness in the center of The City. Read More
Insulting the bouncer is no longer the worst way to get into a party.
A 37-year-old man punched a cop while trying to return to a hopping party in Potero Hill on Thursday night, according to police.
Officers were trying to break up the rowdy fiesta near 25th and Connecticut streets when the suspect landed his punch at about 11:15 p.m., police said.
In the end, the cop wasn’t the only one who ended up at a local hospital. Read More
Police shot an 18-year-old man in Hunters Point Tuesday after the teenager allegedly knocked an officer down while fleeing in a stolen BMW.
The suspect is expected to survive the shooting in George Court, the cul-de-sac where he found himself trapped by police at about 7 p.m.
Earlier, according to police, four officers who were patrolling the housing development spotted a BMW they believed had been recently carjacked. Read More
Thanks to managed care, patients at San Francisco General Hospital are charged less for medical attention. But that savings — along with skyrocketing unpaid bills and ballooning employee costs — has put the hospital in the red. Read More
Police are hunting for the heartless thug who dragged a sleeping homeless man into the street, bashed his head on the concrete and robbed him in Fisherman’s Wharf early Sunday.
Just before 4 a.m., police said, the 48-year-old victim was catching some Z’s in an alcove on Beach Street near Taylor Street when he was viciously attacked.
“He was awakened by the suspect dragging him,” Police Officer Albie Esparza said Monday. Read More