City planning staff approved an overhaul of the dilapidated Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district Thursday, but not before asking the building’s owner to provide better security to protect the decades-old structure.
Planning Commissioner Kathrin Moore asked a project spokesman about recent vandalism during which the building was broken into. The spokesman said vandals did spray-paint parts of the interior of the building and that they stole three small plaques from a wall. Read More
The Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district has been closed for nearly a decade, but a plan that could revitalize the corner where it sits on Geary Boulevard is up for a key city vote today.
The Planning Commission is expected to consider a project that would revamp the theater, add commercial space and build new housing. The theater closed in 2004 after eight decades of operation, but has since fallen into disrepair. Read More
The ban on overnight parking for recreational vehicles on city streets was approved months ago, but now the exact streets for the prohibition have been decided.
The ban targets vehicles that are more than 22 feet long or 7 feet tall, and it includes the hours between midnight and 6 a.m. The Board of Supervisors approved the restrictions in late September, but the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking, is now moving forward with the exact streets. Read More
Frank Choy’s patience ended when his curtains glowed orange.
A predawn phone call Jan. 19 jolted awake the St. Francis Memorial Hospital surgeon and his wife at their home near Sutro Heights Park. “Frank, there’s a fire,” said the voice on the other end.
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Police are hunting for a cowardly crook who attempted to rob a woman who was pushing a stroller in the Inner Richmond district Monday night.
The woman was walking with the stroller in the 600 block of Arguello Boulevard, which borders Rossi Park, about 7:35 p.m. when she felt someone tugging at the purse on her shoulder, according to the Richmond Police Station.
In response, the woman reportedly started to scream loudly. She also held on to her purse tightly. Read More
Supervisor Eric Mar joined Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell along with representatives from the Department of Public Works and Arts Commission for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Fulton Playground in the Richmond district.
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Fresh off a seven-year stint on the Recreation and Park Commission, David Lee is attempting to pull off something that has never been done before: beating an incumbent in a Board of Supervisors district election. Read More
Keith Wilson, the once respected advocate for San Francisco's Richmond district who conned community members out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through a real estate investment scam, was formally sentenced Monday to five years in state prison.
Wilson, 56, “thought he could use people’s hard-earned money as his personal piggy bank and get away with it,” District Attorney George Gascón said Monday. Read More
It’s been two months since the Rockit Room’s self-imposed 30-day entertainment suspension, and Richmond district police say things couldn’t be better at the club.
According to Permit Officer Tobius Moore, incidents and calls for service are virtually down to zero since the club took a month off to revamp its operations and take a long look at the way it ran the 21-and-over venue. Read More
A man was found dead on John F. Kennedy Drive near 41st Avenue in Golden Gate Park about 5:35 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The death appeared suspicious and is being investigated by the Police Department’s homicide detail, police Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The man’s identity and cause of death have yet to be released.