Social media has transformed the way people connect across continents, but now the Mission district is the test case to see whether it can strike up better interaction between neighbors.
The new iPhone application Blockboard went public last week with the goal of creating a location-based digital bulletin board for pretty much anything — a lost cat, a new piece of street art or a favorite dish at a local restaurant. Read More
A BB gun-toting thug shot a man in the cheek and a woman in the collarbone during an attempted robbery in the Mission district Wednesday night, police said.The thug, described as a man in his 40s, demanded loot from a 59-year-old man as he exited his car in the area of 24th and Valencia streets at 11:25 p.m.A struggle ensued before the thug shot the man in the cheek with a semiautomatic BB gun. A 52-year-old woman was shot in the collarbone, police said. Read More
A man was shot and a woman stabbed about an hour apart in the Mission district Wednesday.A 29-year-old man survived a shooting at 17th and Mission streets just after 2 a.m., police said. Only a block away about an hour earlier, a 27-year-old woman was cut in the leg with a machete in the area of 16th and Mission streets, police said.The victims in both attacks were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Read More
Thugs smacked a man with a baseball bat and robbed him as he slept in a Mission district alley Monday, cops said. The 42-year-old was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the surprise attack in Lilac Alley around 7:15 p.m. One of three hoods struck the victim in the head with the bat, police said. A second crook grabbed the sleeping man’s money. They fled, and there have been no arrests, police firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Three men were attacked in two separate robberies in a three-hour period in the Mission District over the weekend, a San Francisco police spokesman said.At about 10:40 p.m. Friday, a 28-year-old man walking in the 3100 block of Folsom Street was approached from behind by three men in their late teens or early 20s who knocked him down, according to police. Read More
Don’t mess with old money.A grumpy 79-year-old man bashed a person in the face with a metal bar Tuesday because “he didn’t have any money for him,” police said.The injury was not life threatening. The 62-year-old victim suffered a laceration to his right eye during the assault at 23rd Street and Treat Avenue around 6:20 p.m., police said.Police took the elderly man into custody for the assault.The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. Read More
Police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near the BART 16th Street Mission station in San Francisco on Friday morning.Officers responded to the 2000 block of Mission Street after police dispatch received a 911 report of a rape at about 9 a.m., police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Four artists today unveiled their re-creation of a more than 200-year-old mural at an outdoor community market in San Francisco's Mission District.The original artwork was found hidden in Mission Dolores Church, San Francisco's oldest surviving structure, at 3321 16th St. In 2004, artist Ben Wood photographed the mural, which was created between 1791 and 1796 behind an altar. In 1797, a new altar was constructed and the mural became hidden. Read More
A 13-year-old girl was robbed in a Mission district alleyway Wednesday, police said.
Two teen girls between ages 15 and 18 put the girl in a headlock, searched her and stole her cellphone and MP3 player in the 800 block of Treat Street, police said.
The 13-year-old was not injured in the attack.
The crooks fled, and there have been no arrests, police said.
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A 45-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint on a Muni bus last week, the San Francisco Police Department said.
Three thugs in their late teens or early 20s surrounded the woman as the Muni bus reached Mission Street and Geneva Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. on April 5.
They “battered” the victim before robbing her. One of the thugs pressed a knife to her stomach, while another snatched her purse police said. Read More