Recent reports involving attacks against transgender people in the Mission district have community leaders searching for ways to protect the vulnerable group.
EL/LA, a Mission-based organization for transgender women, has heard of at least four major incidents since January, including a date rape and a vicious assault in front of a bar, office coordinator Susana Caceres said Wednesday. Read More
A 7-year-old girl who was struck by a garbage truck Wednesday morning along The Embarcadero suffered a serious foot injury, according to police.
The girl and her 66-year-old grandmother were hit about 7:30 a.m. at Broadway and The Embarcadero, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The grandmother suffered abrasions and scrapes to her leg, police said. Read More
A drunken man was stabbed after bumping into another man in the Mission District Tuesday night, police said.
The 50-year-old victim was reportedly heavily intoxicated while walking in the 2800 block of Mission Street, near the 24th Street BART station, when he bumped into a 45-year-old man who was wearing a sun hat.
The two men got into an argument, and the victim ended up with a stab wound.
However, the victim “couldn’t recall” what the argument was about when police responded to the s Read More
Police responding to a call about a dog bite in the Bayview district last weekend encountered something even worse: a human.
At 2:12 p.m. Sunday in the area of Underwood Avenue and Keith Street, a 55-year-old woman told cops, the most vicious dog in her neighborhood was actually her son’s friend, Terrell Wilson, 42, of San Francisco.
According to the woman, Wilson had his pit bull attack her after she rejected his sexual advances. Read More
A 12-year-old boy is facing charges after he was caught behind the wheel of a stolen car in the Bayview district last weekend, police said.At 2:44 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers responded to the area of Palou Avenue and Hawes Street on a report of a vehicle being driven by a 12-year-old.Sure enough, they reportedly found that vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Palou with the pre-teen behind the wheel. Read More
A Reno man accused of stabbing a woman to death in his hometown last month has also become the prime suspect in the 2010 slaying of a homeless man in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.After 36-year-old Daniel Hill was taken into custody in connection with a casino parking lot killing, detectives were able to link him to the murder of 53-year-old Michael Ponder on Aug. 28, 2010, police said. Read More
A man brought to the hospital with a stab wound on his arm told police he was attacked outside a Polk Street nightclub early Tuesday.
At about 1:30 a.m., according to the 22-year-old man, he was outside the club Noble, which is located between Turk and Eddy streets, when he got into an argument with four men. Read More
The 330 Ritch nightclub, where three people were injured in a weekend shooting, is no more.
The owners agreed to surrender their entertainment permit Monday, which means the club will no longer operate, according to Entertainment Commission Executive Director Jocelyn Kane. The decision is indefinite, she said. Read More
Police are hunting for those responsible for an arson incident last weekend at a Financial District restaurant.
The one-alarm fire broke out at 7 Pleasures California Grill & Bakery at 554 Commercial St., which is about a block from the Transamerica Pyramid building.
A firefighter was reportedly transported to a hospital with minor injuries while battling the blaze. However, officials said the fire was quickly extinguished. Read More