The proliferation of private workplace shuttles, which take thousands of cars off the road but often conflict with Muni vehicles, is getting the serious attention of city officials, who hope to regulate the services within the coming months. Read More
Police hope photos of suspects released Thursday will help lead to arrests in the brutal beating of a 23-year-old Hayward man who tried to stop a group of preppy-looking thugs from bothering women on Polk Street in January.Doctors say the victim, who was beaten even after being knocked to the ground, might not fully recover from the Jan. 29 attack at Polk and Elm streets, police Officer Carlos Manfredi said Thursday. Read More
The public comment period has been extended on the proposed bus-rapid transit network for Van Ness Avenue, but residents have just two more days to offer feedback on the project.The San Francisco County Transportation Authority, a local transportation planning agency, recently completed its environmental impact report on the project, which will feature heavy-duty buses traveling down Van Ness Avenue in grade-separated, transit-only lanes. Read More
A bus rapid transit system on Van Ness Avenue will speed up service, increase reliability, and attract more passengers to public transportation on the crowded thoroughfare. Read More
A man was carjacked while stopped at a red light on San Francisco's Van Ness Avenue early this morning, police said.
The carjacking was reported at about 1:45 a.m. at Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street, according to police.
The 26-year-old victim stopped his white 2005 Cadillac Deville at the intersection and was approached by a man who opened the driver's side door, police said. Read More
The Twitter-sphere was abuzz Tuesday morning with angry Muni passengers complaining about delays downtown to both aboveground and Muni Metro service.Microbloggers lambasted Muni regarding a problem in the subway at the Van Ness Avenue station, and also to the F-Market streetcar line at Market and Fifth streets.
“WTF is up with muni this morning,” a Tweet from CALboi23 read. “From underground to d F line & now d bus... Ugh!!!” Read More
A witness to an auto burglary led cops to the perp on Monday, police said.The witness watched the crook break a car window and steal items in the area of Van Ness Avenue and Fern Street at around 6:15 p.m.He called 911 and followed the suspect, providing the dispatcher updates on where the suspect was headed, police said.Cops arrived and arrested the suspect. They recovered several items from the victim’s car, police firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
A passerby inexplicably punched a taxi cab’s windshield on Wednesday, shattering the glass while the hack sat horrified in driver’s seat, police said.
But a fellow hack came to his rescue.
Just past midnight, the cabbie pulled over to collect fare from passengers at Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue. That's when the male passerby picked a fight with the cabbie’s windshield, then kept walking, police said. Read More
Give this guy a bib.A driver who was pulled over for an expired registration on Sunday may not have noticed that he had spilled cocaine on his shirt, police said.Cops stopped the car on California Street near Van Ness Avenue around 4 p.m.“They noticed a white powder all over his shirt,” police said. They arrested the man and found more cocaine on him and in the vehicle, police email@example.com Read More
The chase, the brawl, the scrapes, the ripped shirt, the bite wound — cops had a brawl with a wanted man last week that was fit for the big screen.Police reported Wednesday on an adventurous bust on the afternoon of Feb. 10 in which two plainclothes officers battled a brutal and elusive domestic violence suspect in the area of Van Ness Avenue and Washington Street. Read More