Native culinary guides are worth their weight in fresh-baked pita, let me tell you. If it wasn’t for my Lebanese pal Andy, I would never have noticed Arabian Nights.
Let me amend that statement: I probably would have noticed it and blown it off. Outward appearances — the name, the Ali Baba aesthetic, the clashing swords noises on the website — painted a cartoonish portrait.
And the menu, with its broad survey of hummus, shawarma and kebabs, did little to entice. Read More
A man was shot in the hand early Tuesday after refusing to give money to thugs in the Mission district, police said, but he’s expected to survive. When the victim refused to give up his money, one of the goons reportedly whipped out a gun. The victim put his hands up, police said, but still got shot. The suspects fled without stealing anything, police said. Read More
While rowdy 49ers fans traipsed through the Mission district after Sunday’s dramatic comeback victory in Atlanta, one incident outside the Georgia Dome turned bloody, according to reports. Read More
Silvia Patricia Tun Cun and Francisco Gutierrez came to San Francisco in search of opportunities, and both ended up finding the work needed to support their families back home in Central America.
But now, after their untimely deaths, their families need support from The City to send them home. Read More
A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the Mission district Monday after he collided head-on with a police cruiser, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The 22-year-old suspect was driving at a high rate of speed westbound on 19th Street about 12:48 a.m. when he struck the cruiser near Mission Street.
The officer was hospitalized but quickly released with injuries not considered life-threatening, Esparza said. Read More
Police have released a sketch of the monster who earlier this month tried to rape a woman who was walking in Noe Valley.
The suspect is described as an Asian or Latino man in his 20s or 30s, about 5-foot-10 and weighing 160 pounds. He had a buzz haircut and thin beard, and he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and pants. Read More
Less than a month after a serial rapist in the Mission district was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison, a report of another vicious attack in the neighborhood emerged this week.
About 2:40 a.m. Saturday, a woman reportedly thwarted a violent fiend on 23rd Street between Guerrero Street and San Jose Avenue. The victim later described the terrifying encounter in a Facebook post.
Police Department spokesman Officer Albie Esparza confirmed the incident Wednesday. Read More
The attorney for the 19-year-old man whose alleged attempt to flee cops led to a horrific New Year’s Day car crash that killed two innocent people in the Mission district said his client “is very upset over the whole matter” and is “not a callous person.” Read More
Police released more information Wednesday about the man accused of killing two people in the Mission district when he crashed a car while allegedly fleeing from police on New Year’s Day. Read More
Two people, including a man walking into a corner store, were killed Tuesday morning after a driver who was fleeing police in the Mission district crashed his vehicle, police said.
About 7:45 a.m., police said, officers responded to reports of shots fired from a black Chevrolet Impala at the Valencia Gardens housing projects near 14th and Guerrero streets. Within minutes, police said, officers were able to stop a vehicle at 21st and Mission streets that matched the description. Read More