Eighty-two days, more than $400,000 in donations and 500 volunteers have saved Carnaval.
The Mission district’s most important street festival — and the highlight of the cultural calendar for many Latinos across the Bay Area — will go on this weekend, less than three months after Carnaval’s then-organizers said there was not enough time, money and energy to put on the 35th annual parade and two-day block party. Read More
A man miraculously survived a shooting in the Mission district on Friday after the bullet grazed his cheek, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.The 27-year-old victim was walking in the area of 22nd and Bartlet streets at about 6:18 p.m. when he encountered an acquaintance, Shyy said. The two started arguing for unknown reasons, and the so-called acquaintance pulled out a gun and fired. Read More
The U.S. Department of Justice is moving to seize a Mission district building that houses a city-licensed medical marijuana dispensary — the first time such an action has been taken in San Francisco.
Melinda Haag, the U.S. attorney for Northern California, filed a forfeiture proceeding May 6 against 2441 Mission St., a commercial building between 20th and 21st streets where Shambhala Healing Center has operated on and off since early 2011. Read More
➤ “Speed key to Muni transit vision,” Local News, TuesdayMuni has solutions right in front themWill Reisman’s story implies that reducing Muni travel times is some kind of extraordinary goal and something “For the agency to strive for over the next 50 years.” This is completely ludicrous. Why does Muni need half a century to fix this problem? Read More
Three suspects fleeing police after a shooting in the Mission district early Thursday made it all the way to the Candlestick Park exit before their car crashed, police said, but one of them managed to escape.
Police were reportedly nearby when gunfire erupted at Mission and 19th streets at about 2 a.m. Officers even saw shots coming from a vehicle, police said. Read More
The plan to add more parking meters to several San Francisco neighborhoods will receive scrutiny today from a Board of Supervisors committee. Read More
Two men were forced to strip naked at gunpoint before being robbed and carjacked in the Mission district Sunday, police Officer Albie Esparza said.The two victims, men aged 34 to 40, were sitting in their car at Sycamore and San Carlos streets about 9 p.m. when two more men between the ages of 18 and 20 held them up at gunpoint. Read More
This is one hangover that had to hurt.An inebriated man was assaulted by four men in the Mission district Saturday, police said.The 20-year-old drunk man was walking home after having a one too many cocktails. He was near the intersection of 23rd and Hampshire streets about 7:25 p.m. when he started arguing with four other guys, police said. Read More
Two separate shootings in San Francisco since Friday injured one man and killed another, according to police.
Two people were critically injured in an officer-involved shooting in the Mission district early Sunday morning when police confronted a person holding what appeared to be a firearm, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More