Giselle Esteban was charged with murder Thursday for the death of her former high school classmate Michelle Le, the 26-year-old nursing student who went missing in May.
Esteban, 27, who was taken into custody Wednesday morning as she was leaving her Union City home, is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward at 2 p.m. Thursday. Read More
The San Francisco Symphony’s seasons usually feature dozens of visiting artists. For the centennial season, they will number in the hundreds.Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has invited six of the nation’s oldest and most prominent orchestras, about 600 musicians in all, in addition to the participation of world-renowned conductors and soloists. Read More
Credit card fees for taxi drivers, an issue that has led to protests and threats of strikes, might be lessened or eliminated.
On Monday, the Taxi Advisory Council recommended ending a pilot program allowing cab companies to charge drivers a 5 percent credit card transaction fee. In place since October, the program grants companies a waiver from San Francisco’s transportation code protecting drivers from such fees. Read More
Warning: I’m going to be asking you for money. This is my annual version of what I call “Joe’s Pledge Drive.”
I hope you kept reading because this is important. Read More
Police combed an Inner Sunset neighborhood last weekend in response to two separate incidents in which women were groped late Friday and early Saturday.
Park Police Station Capt. Denis O’Leary said a female UC San Francisco employee was walking to her car in the 200 block of Lincoln Way at 11 p.m. Friday when she was approached from behind by a man with his pants down who groped her chest. She fought off the man and ran away. Read More
An increase in seedy sex deals on Polk Street has led to a major police crackdown on prostitution on the strip, where a pimp and prostitute were shot earlier this month.
Neighbors say the number of sex peddlers working on Polk Street has grown to an alarming level that jeopardizes their safety and efforts to clean up the area. Read More
Most babies are born in nine months. For singer and songwriter Amanda McBroom, who appears at the Rrazz Room this weekend, her newest arrival only took about a decade to debut.“I started on it in about 2001,” she says of “Dangerous Beauty,” a musical written with longtime collaborator Michelle Brourman that recently made its premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse. Read More
The 34th America’s Cup regatta may sail by San Francisco as negotiations intensify between race organizers and Rhode Island officials to hold the event there instead.Last week, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the 11 members of the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposed host agreement for the prestigious sailing race to be held in The City in 2013. Read More
Infielder Juan Uribe is closing in on a three-year deal to leave the Giants for the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.A key member of the World Series champions this season, Uribe was set to travel from his native Dominican Republic to Southern California to undergo a physical on Tuesday, one of the people said. Both people spoke on condition on anonymity because nothing had been announced. Read More
A water main rupture that sprayed a San Francisco intersection with water this morning occurred because the pipe is old and made of materials no longer used by the city, a water department official said.
The 2-inch plastic main ruptured at about 5:40 a.m. at Mission and Randall streets, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More