A one-alarm fire in the Portola neighborhood last weekend not only uncovered an illegal marijuana operation, police said, it also led to the rescue of a neglected dog. Read More
A 24-year-old man who was shot in the backyard of a Bayview residence Monday afternoon was not cooperating with investigators, police said Tuesday.
The man reportedly suffered a bullet wound to the lower back on the first block of Latona Street, near Third Street, at about 2:50 p.m.
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said. His current condition was not immediately known. Read More
Norma Desmond, Reno Sweeney and Eva Perón are all larger-than-life theater characters, and Elaine Paige, the diminutive queen of British musicals who makes her San Francisco cabaret debut at the Venetian Room on Friday, has played all three to great success. Read More
Parents planning to enroll their children in transitional kindergarten were frustrated last week when the San Francisco Unified School District announced plans to scrap the program for kids whose fifth birthdays fall after a new school entrance cut-off date.The district’s about-face was prompted by Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012-13 budget proposal, which eliminates funding for such students. Read More
A city-owned property could end up being developed by the Boys & Girls Club, which would purchase the lot at millions of dollars below the market price.
The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is poised today to approve the deal to sell the approximately 1 acre of land, known as Parcel F, at Fulton and Gough streets to the Boys & Girls Club, which would construct a clubhouse with a pool, gym and community center for teenagers. Read More
San Francisco Unified School District will once again lean on teachers in order to trim expenses as it faces another year of probable state budget cuts. Read More
As a Chinatown resident and a Muni rider for over 50 years, I oppose the Central Subway project because it will worsen my commute to downtown and my teaching job at City College.
Most Chinatown residents won’t walk to the Stockton-Clay streets subway station, ride half a mile to Union Square and then walk 1,000 feet to the Powell station. Most people will still depend on the 30-Stockton, 8X-Bayshore Express and 45-Union-Stockton buses to get to Market Street. Read More
The Bay Conservation and Development Commission has shown us the significant threat that sea-level rise poses to the Bay Area. Thousands of homes, vital public infrastructure including highways and airports, and businesses including major employers such as Google and Oracle are in the BCDC-predicted inundation zone. Read More
Booting nearly a dozen squatters from a vacant Tenderloin building Tuesday became a stomach-churning experience for San Francisco police.
"There was an overwhelming odor of urine and feces with a swarm of flies in the air, making it difficult to breath," they said.
The building in the 600 block of Geary Street had been a source of constant complaints, according to police.
Cops arrived around 8:15 a.m. after the building’s owner asked police to remove the squatters. Read More
A mattress that was set ablaze also burned a 33-year-old man’s carThursday morning in the Tenderloin, San Francisco said.
According to police, a man in his 40s lit a mattress on fire in the 400 block of Hyde Street around 2:20 a.m., they said.
The fire then jumped from the mattress to the victim’s car.
No arrest has been made.
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