Led by a prominent retired San Francisco politician and judge, a group of religious institutions and schools along Brotherhood Way near San Francisco State University are challenging a development project that would convert a de facto park into 182 units of housing. Read More
Lance Ford is expected to receive life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Wednesday for the horrific 1981 rape and murder of 24-year-old Parkmerced resident Annie Barcelon. Read More
In San Francisco’s relatively conservative District 7, nine candidates are vying to replace termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who routinely supported more investment in basic infrastructure and warned about burgeoning government labor costs. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
An elderly Parkmerced woman was conned out of $5,900 after thieves reportedly convinced her that she had caused a car crash.
The 98-year-old told police she was pulling out of a parking space at a grocery store Aug. 31 when a man and a woman approached her claiming she bumped into their car. Read More
In a strange case of mistaken identity, a man was robbed at gunpoint Monday in his own Parkmerced residence after a friend let the crook in, cops said. The 20-year-old victim was at home with a friend in the 100 block of Tapia Drive around 7 p.m. when he heard a knock on the door. The friend answered the door and a man in his 20s outside asked for “Jim,” police said. Read More
San Francisco police are hunting a young creep who fondled a woman near the Parkmerced neighborhood on Tuesday.Police at Taraval Station were called to the area of Font Boulevard and Chumasero Drive around 4:30 p.m.The victim told cops the perv, described as a man in his late teens, followed her from the bus, police said. She said he reached insider her blouse and touched her breast. Then he touched “all over her body,” police said. Read More
Advocates for low-income tenants facing eviction at Parkmerced fear they are being targeted by property managers who want to clean house in advance of a complete overhaul of the sprawling housing complex.
Parkmerced has issued 197 three-day eviction notices in 2011, according to data collected by the rent board. Those numbers are up from last year, when Parkmerced served 134 notices, and represent a sharp spike from 2007-2009, when Parkmerced wrote an average of 12 notices a year. Read More
A crash near San Francisco’s Parkmerced on Thursday night involved a shuttle with 14 elderly people on board and hospitalized seven people, including one critically, police and fire officials said today.The crash was reported at 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of Junipero Serra Boulevard and Brotherhood Way, police said.A vehicle was stalled on Junipero Serra Boulevard when it was rear-ended by a second vehicle, according to police. Read More
A 21-year-old man was hauled to jail on suspicion of posing as a cop during a violent robbery in Parkmerced on Wednesday morning, San Francisco police said.After claiming he was an officer, the suspect chased down and beat up a 19-year-old man in the 300 block of Font Boulevard just after 3 a.m., police said. Read More