Fireworks lit up the night during Fourth of July celebrations in San Francisco — and later, so did gasoline and bullets.
About 1 a.m. Thursday, a teenager reported to police that he had been shot in the back while watching an illegal fireworks display at 14th and Shotwell streets in the Mission district. A pal drove the 18-year-old to San Francisco General Hospital, but the injury is not considered life-threatening, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
They came, they partied and they left behind a massive mess. Read More
Four San Bruno family members who were accused of beating up several police officers on the Fourth of July have pleaded not guilty to battery charges in San Mateo Superior Court.
The alleged attack occurred when two officers taking part in a countywide fireworks abatement patrol on Independence Day saw an M-1000 firecracker tossed from an apartment complex land underneath their car, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Bay Area boaters to stay safe on the water today during Independence Day celebrations.The Coast Guard and local law enforcement will be increasing their presence and will be spot-checking recreational boats to ensure the required safety equipment and gear is on board, Coast Guard officials said. Read More
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All San Francisco District Post Offices will be closed July 4 and July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The closures include San Francisco post offices that would normally be open on a Sunday, including Lakeshore Plaza, Macy's, the Airport Station and the Marina Green, post office officials said.
In addition, there will be no mail delivery or collections on July 5. Post offices will be open and mail delivery and collections will resume July 6. Read More