The condition of a Burlingame man injured in a shooting outside a Halloween party at Fort Mason last week has improved, according to police.
Now police are searching for photos or video of the Oct. 28 incident, in which 21-year-old Ben Pessah was shot as he was leaving a party with his girlfriend, Carissa Harper, 20, and two other people. Read More
No time is too soon to get ready for Halloween! Here’s a short, by no means complete, list for revelers — young and old — who enjoy the year’s spookiest, wildest holiday.
When notoriously brazen Supervisor Chris Daly was termed out of his seat at City Hall in 2010, he managed to find another pulpit: behind his very own bar. And thus, the Buck Tavern on Market Street became a hangout for activists, policy wonks, supervisors, journalists and, on at least one occasion, Mayor Ed Lee.
But for Daly, it appears even bar ownership comes with term limits.
Buck Tavern is set to close at the end of the month due to an impasse with the building owner over the cost of rent.
A man wearing a gas mask while driving Monday morning created an alarming scene in downtown San Mateo after officers reportedly found an inactive grenade inside his vehicle.
Just after 9 a.m. on East Fourth Avenue, police said, 29-year-old Gilberto Masias was stopped by officers who said they were alarmed by his apocalyptic-looking headgear. The gas mask might have been part of a Halloween costume, as police said Masias works at a local costume store. Read More
Q. My husband and I weren’t visited by many greedy goblins this Halloween. Now there’s a huge stash of leftover candy tempting us.
Most of it’s just sugar, so is it really that bad? We’re great brushers!
— Anonymous, via email
A. Nah, there’s nothing wrong with sugar, as long as you don’t mind your arteries clogging, your cancer risks rising and your skin aging faster than iPhones sell. Read More
Update: Story corrected to identify suspect in alleged attack as a man rather than a woman.
An alleged hate crime marred Halloween night in the Mission, where a man pummeled a transgender woman in the head with a cooler on Monday, police said.
The 41-year-old victim told police she was attacked and threatened in the 500 block of Valencia Street around 9:40 p.m., police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said Tuesday. Read More
It may be a Monday, but people all over the Bay Area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween today.The Hell on Wheels Haunted House at 346 Fair Oak St. in San Francisco is in its fourth year and, in coordination with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, will produce “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.” Read More
A holiday centered on children going door to door and panhandling for candy in the dark could spell temptation for homeless sex offenders.
However, officers from California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have on their superhero costumes. They will be rounding up about 500 transient paroled sex offenders, including about 40 in San Francisco, to spend 5 to 10 p.m. on Halloween evening in a designated location. Read More
Spooked by its violent past, the Castro district will not host a Halloween street party tonight.
There hasn’t been such a bash since 2006, the year a shooting injured nine people during the decades-old event.
In 2002, five people were stabbed and 30 arrested at the party.
But in 2007, the popular spookfest, held since 1979, was indefinitely banned in order to keep lawless ghouls from causing trouble. Read More
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