Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! Read More
A federal trial is beginning for two alleged MS-13 gang members accused in a fatal triple shooting in Daly City in 2009.
Prosecutors say Luis “Killer” Herrera and Danilo “Triste” Velasquez were members of San Francisco’s notorious 20th Street MS-13 clique, which has been accused of multiple murders and other acts of violence.
Herrera and Velasquez were arrested nearly five months after the Feb. 19, 2009, slaying of 21-year-old Moises Frias. Read More
The newly renovated Presidio Branch, the seventeenth library to be revamped under a systemwide improvement program, will reopen on Saturday.The 90-year-old library, located at 3150 Sacramento St., has been closed since January 2010 to allow for $4.1 million in needed improvements, which included new lighting arrangements, a refurbished interior and expanded energy efficiency measures. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to join state and city officials Saturday to celebrate the reopening of The City’s oldest library branch.The library’s Park Branch, which first opened in 1909, was renovated to meet today’s environmental standards while being restoring to its neoclassical glory, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said. Read More
The latest setback in the San Francisco Public Library’s branch improvement program is three-month delays for three branch library projects. It is the latest in a rash of recent scheduling complications for the program. Read More
City Librarian Luis Herrera reports that the water sprinkler valve that burst Sunday morning in Chinatown’s Public Library soaked about 1,400 books, but “most of which are going to be salvaged.”
“Approximately 1,400 books [were affected], but the majority of those are going to be dried and processed. They were in the Asian interest both English and Chinese,” Herrera said. Read More