The search for a missing Richmond District man ended March 6 when authorities found his body in a wooded area of Land’s End, according to San Francisco Police.Kenneth Chin, 73, was first reported missing from his residential care home Feb. 24 after he wandered from a bus he was let off of. Read More
Just four weeks after Petco filed a permit to open in the Richmond district, an outright ban that would block the pet-supply chain store was proposed Tuesday.
The chain store’s effort has turned into the latest heated land-use battle in San Francisco, whose residents have earned a reputation for putting up fierce fights against big-name chains, including Starbucks and American Apparel. Read More
Crafty crooks are creating a sticky situation for bank customers in San Francisco, using glue rather than guns to rob them at ATM machines.
Police are warning residents about a rise in theft reports involving thieves who disable ATM keys using adhesives.
The thieves glue down the “enter,” “cancel” and “clear” buttons on the keypad and wait until the customer goes into the bank for help before withdrawing money from their account. Read More
A 15-year-old tagger tried to strike a deal with a cop who allegedly caught him vandalizing a mailbox in the Outer Richmond district.“I’m sorry, can I rub it off?” the boy told the cop the afternoon of Feb. 21. But the solution wasn’t that simple. A witness told the officer the boy’s graffiti was not only splattered on a mailbox, but on cars, newspaper stands and buildings in the area of 21st Avenue and Balboa Street, police said. Read More
Authorities are continuing to search for a 73-year-old at-risk man who went missing on Thursday in San Francisco's Outer Richmond neighborhood, a police spokesman said Monday.Kenneth Chin, 73, who suffers from dementia, was last seen Thursday afternoon in the area of 35th Avenue and Balboa Street, the San Francisco Police Department said. Read More
Portions of Park Presidio Boulevard, a major north-south corridor through San Francisco, were closed Tuesday afternoon after an SUV struck and critically injured a pedestrian.
An elderly driver reportedly “wasn’t paying attention” when he struck a woman in the crosswalk at the intersection of Park Presidio and Anza Street around 2:30 p.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department. Read More
A police sergeant responding to a brawl involving 20 juveniles Wednesday was hospitalized after a boy allegedly beat him on a Muni bus, police said.
The massive fight near Geary Boulevard and 25th Avenue had broken up by the time cops responded to the area around 4 p.m. But cops heard some of the bruisers had hopped on a 38-Geary Muni bus, which police tracked down and stopped at 17th Avenue, police said. Read More
Fire officials have doused a house fire in the Richmond, but one man is being evaluated for smoke inhalation.
Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 12:12 p.m. on Saturday. The fire occurred at 551 Third Avenue, between Anza and Balboa streets.
The fire was under control quickly and never required firefighters to call for backup.
Examiner Staff Writer Kamala Kelkar contributed to this report. Read More
Recent battles over chain stores in San Francisco have been over pet supply stores. Read More
A $35,000 allocation for traffic-calming efforts in the Richmond District could be approved on Tuesday. Read More