Every April 20 in San Francisco — at about 20 minutes past 4 p.m. — a giant cloud of smoke rises from the eastern end of Golden Gate Park, where thousands of people congregate to celebrate and consume their drug of choice.Cannabis, marijuana, weed.
Violet Eyes in the Red City: The Foundation for AIDS Research’s annual fundraiser Friday at Ken Fulk Studio in The City was hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, and featured a performance by Alan Cumming. Chairs for the event — a dinner created by Gary Danko followed by a Moroccan-themed party — were Mario Diaz, Ken Fulk, Maggie Rizer Mehran and Alex Mehran. Read More
Thousands of PG&E customers in San Francisco lost power Friday afternoon, according to the utility company.Nearly 7,000 customers in the Haight Ashbury, Western Addition and Laurel Heights neighborhoods were affected by the outage, according to a message posted on the utility’s Twitter account.
The utility said that several crews were on scene to restore power. Read More
The issue involving the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council recycling center is coming to a head, but there will likely not be fireworks around an eviction until at least Monday. Read More
A 43-year-old San Francisco man was cited by police three separate times on Wednesday for having an open container of alcohol, police said.
Police said they arrested him after the third citation, which happened near the intersection of Carl and Cole streets around 3 p.m. He was charged with creating a public nuisance. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera called on R.J. Reynolds tobacco company Monday to stop using “the cool reputation of San Francisco’s Haight neighborhood” to sell their deadly products.The North Carolina-based tobacco company has launched a “Break Free Adventure” marketing campaign with special edition cigarette packs that include such cities as San Francisco.Herrera wants the marketing to stop and a recall of the special edition cigarette packs. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is making it easier for farmers’ markets to open up for business on land under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department. Read More