The San Francisco man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in a vacant South San Francisco home last Thursday was officially charged for the crime on Monday.Sergio Cortez, 28, faces one count of felony kidnapping in order to commit a sexual assault, another count of forcible oral copulation and a third for forcible rape in connection with the alleged attack on a 25-year-old San Francisco woman. Read More
A diabetic cashier was wrongly fired from her job at a South San Francisco Walgreens store after grabbing a bag of chips to stave off a hypoglycemic attack, federal authorities have alleged.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreen Co. in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday, accusing the company of violating Josefina Hernandez’s civil rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Read More
A San Francisco man was arrested Thursday several hours after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint in a vacant house in South San Francisco, police saidFriday.
Sergio Cortez picked up the victim in San Francisco and the two agreed to have sex, police said.
Cortez then allegedly drove to a nearby location, where he forced the victim into his vehicle's back seat and allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her at knife point, according to police. Read More
A bank was robbed late Thursday morning in South San Francisco when a man gave a teller a note demanding money and said he had a gun, according to police.The suspect, who may have been in disguise, entered the bank in the 300 block of Grand Avenue around 11:30 a.m. and gave a teller a note saying he was armed and that he wanted money from the teller drawers, police said. Read More
A Sacramento couple was arrested Saturday at a South San Francisco hotel on suspicion of forcing three teenage girls into prostitution, police said.
Officers went to a hotel in the 300 block of S. Airport Boulevard on a tip that a runaway girl had been seen near the property at about 4 p.m., according to South San Francisco police.
Arriving officers found a 19-year-old woman and two juvenile girls in a room at the hotel, police said. Read More
Juliana Pena spends every day of her young life fighting to keep it. The 2-year-old South San Francisco girl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in April. But thanks to family friend CoBlooded the Great, Juliana will have some help as she battles the deadly disease — and some music to enjoy. Bay Area hip-hop and rap artists will come together in early September to raise money for the toddler. Read More
MS-13, considered by law enforcement to be one of the most violent gangs in the world, was dealt a serious blow in the Bay Area in 2008 when federal authorities arrested dozens of suspected members or associates.
Now, as seven alleged MS-13 members stand trial — many of the others having already pleaded guilty to various charges — investigators are cautiously optimistic that they have crippled the gang locally. Read More
Members of a rival biker gang dragged a man accused of being a Hells Angels prospect out of an Outer Mission bar and brutally beat him Tuesday night, police said. Read More
A man with his face covered by a red bandana snatched a woman’s purse and pushed her against a car while she was walking with friends in South San Francisco on Sunday evening, South San Francisco police said.The female victim was walking with friends in the 200 block of Juniper Ave. around 6:15 p.m. when a man concealing his face with a red bandana took the woman’s purse from her and then pushed her against a parked car, police said. Read More
Three years after South San Francisco Unified School District was looking at potential bankruptcy, it is cutting costs and creating jobs by partnering with one of the country’s largest solar energy companies. Read More