South of Market tenants can expect another new neighbor in their up-and-coming neighborhood.The University of the Pacific plans to move its Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to the increasingly popular neighborhood in 2014 because officials want a central location, according to Richard Rojo, associate vice president for marketing and university communications. Read More
A San Francisco jury Tuesday acquitted a homeless, wheelchair-bound man with mental health issues of stabbing a police officer in January, in a high-profile case captured on bystander video that showed officers subsequently shooting the man multiple times. Read More
A 25-year-old man is recovering after being attacked and left unconscious and bleeding in the street during a “large-scale melee” outside a South of Market nightclub early Sunday, police said.Officers were called to a club in the 600 block of Mission Street just before 12:30 a.m. after multiple witnesses reported a fight involving about 30 to 40 people in the street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The SoMa landmark is slated for an ambitious expansion that will claim new space underground and possibly entice more high-profile — and high-spending — conventions to come to San Francisco. Over the past 30 years, the city-owned Moscone Convention Center has helped turn the once-gritty South of Market neighborhood into a red-hot destination. Almost 1 million conventioneers each year visit the sprawling center. Read More
Hundreds of protesters lined the streets in San Francisco outside the hotel where President Barack Obama held a fundraiser Tuesday.
The demonstrators lined the corners of Howard and Third streets in San Francisco in opposition to everything from war and budget cuts to a proposed transcontinental oil pipeline and the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana. Read More
Streets are closed and traffic is congested in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood today in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit to The City for a campaign fundraiser, police said. Read More
Eight people were seriously injured when a minivan broadsided a sedan in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early this morning, a police spokesman said.The drivers of both cars were arrested on suspicion of DUI after the crash, which was reported at 12:39 a.m. at 10th and Howard streets, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said.Fong said a van containing two people was speeding south on 10th Street when it ran a red light and struck a sedan that had six people in it. Read More
The Filipino and LGBT communities are entrenched in the history of the western South of Market area, but establishing special districts for them has created a rift in the neighborhood. The Western SoMa Community Plan, presented to the Planning Commission on Thursday, would establish development guidelines and design standards for a 205-acre area loosely bordered by Mission, Third, Townsend and 13th streets. Read More
San Francisco’s top lawyer might be out of a job representing The City’s proposed Central Subway.
City attorney and mayoral hopeful Dennis Herrera recently opposed the $1.6 billion project to extend Muni’s T-Third line from SoMA to Chinatown, saying it is overpriced and won’t serve enough people. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will meet with local neighbors and business leaders on Wednesday to discuss planning upgrades for the eastern South of Market area neighborhood. Read More