An El Cerrito man accused of fatally shooting another man inside a Polk Street coffee shop last year was ordered Monday to stand trial on a murder charge, prosecutors said today.
Jodie Daniels, 31, is accused of killing 29-year-old Terry Turner Jr. in a shooting that occurred around 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2011, inside Jebena Coffee and Tea Co. at 990 Polk St. Read More
A woman enraged after being banned from a homeless shelter in San Francisco was arrested Wednesday after police said she damaged a staffer's vehicle.
"I wish this was your head, I'm going to kill you!" the woman allegedly shouted while jumping on the car, denting the hood, just before 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of Polk Street, police said. Read More
A popular Polk Street bar’s liquor license was suspended this week by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the state’s permitting database revealed.Blur, located at 1121 Polk St., was closed Wednesday for “permit violations,” according to neighbors. Read More
If you’re looking for a safe business environment, being neighbors with a martial arts academy might be a good option. In the past two months, two separate attacks on workers at a shopping center at Polk and California streets were defused by a couple of heroic combat experts. Read More
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a 23-year-old Hayward man who tried to stop several preppy-looking punks from harassing women on Polk Street in January.Raymon Abad, 27, of San Mateo turned himself in to police Friday, the day after cops publicly released a photo of him and a second suspect, Officer Carlos Manfredi said Monday. 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
It has taken five years to transform a blighted two-block area of Polk Street from a problem to a thriving business community, but the new activity also comes with noise, crowds and late-night partying.On Friday and Saturday nights, hundreds of drunken bar patrons crowd the sidewalks, blocking entrances to homes and keeping many residents up at night, neighbors say. Bar owners, on the other hand, say they are bringing good business to a once-grungy area. Read More
A store was robbed at gunpoint on Polk Street on Wednesday, police said. A man in his 40s came into the store in the 700 block of Polk Street around 2:20 p.m. brandishing a handgun and demanding the store’s cash, police said. A 22-year-old female employee working at the store complied with the gunman’s demands. The thief fled on foot and no arrest has been made, police said. firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Details about a deceased former cab driver discovered in a Polk Street residential hotel have proven to be a real-life locked-room mystery, according to the hotel’s owner. The body of 68-year-old Robert Slivoski was discovered in the Broadway Hotel, at 2048 Polk St., on Thursday and was classified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as a homicide, cops said. Read More
Amid complaints from area residents about how there are to many bars already on Polk Street, the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee unanimously approved Tuesday the KoKo bar on Geary and Polk to reopen along Polk Street. Read More