An unlicensed driver admitted to consuming 12 beers in two-and-a-half hours before getting behind the wheel of a van last week and plowing into parked motorcycles in the Excelsior district, according to police. Read More
A man was critically injured when he was stabbed during a fight outside a bar in the Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday morning, police said.The 24-year-old victim was reportedly in the bar in the 4700 block of Mission Street with friends about 1:30 a.m. when an altercation started outside. The man told cops he confronted another man who appeared to be trying to assault the victim’s female friend, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
San Francisco cops averted potential disaster Sunday when they reached into a passed-out driver’s car window in the middle of an intersection and put the vehicle’s gear into park.The police patrol car had pulled up behind the allegedly drunken man’s vehicle at Alemany Boulevard and Geneva Avenue around 1:20 a.m. The traffic light turned from red to green and then again to red, but the car ahead did not move, police said. The driver was passed out with his foot on the brake. Read More
A man was shot by a crook in the Excelsior district Monday, cops said. The victim was standing on the corner of Persia Avenue and London Street around 5:10 p.m., police said. The gun-wielding suspect, described by police as a man in his 20s, tried to grab the victim’s gold chain, cops said. The victim resisted so the gun-wielding miscreant shot him and fled into a waiting black vehicle, police said. He did not get the gold chain. Read More
The first day of school is often filled with anxiety and excitement for teachers, parents and students alike. But those feelings are heightened even more when it’s the first day ever.
“It’s hectic as far as moving boxes,” said Maria Dehghanfard, principal of the new Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 in the Mission district. “But the staff is awesome. We are very excited to be here.” Read More
When San Francisco Parking Control Officer Lawrence Manu pulled a Fourth of July graveyard shift, he tried to find a co-worker to switch with him. Today, it seems like fate that the plan didn’t work out.
About 5:30 that morning, Manu was patrolling Mission Street in the Excelsior district when he noticed a puff of white smoke rising from a small apartment building.
“When I got there, it went from hazy gray to dark black real fast,” Manu said. Read More
A 70-year-old Excelsior home was pistol-whipped after vicious robbers followed her home Tuesday night, police said.
The woman was struck twice over the head with the gun in front of her home in the 300 block of London Street just before 10 p.m., police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Wednesday.
Her screams summoned neighbors and scared off the violent crooks, Andraychak said. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s campaign against a handful of smoke shops selling crack and meth pipes ended today with a settlement prohibiting the practice and securing penalties from the violators, his office announced. Read More
In an urban setting in which the term "produce" is synonymous with supermarkets, city farmers can now return to their earliest agricultural roots to cash in on homegrown crops.
About 70 farmers, politicians, reporters and ordinary folk gathered at the Little City Garden urban farm in the Excelsior district Wednesday to witness Mayor Ed Lee sign an ordinance to allow city farmers to legally sell their produce. Read More
The latest U.S. census data confirms much of what we knew about already San Francisco. That white hipsters are displacing Hispanics in the Mission. That Asians are now as common as blacks in the Bayview. And that the population in the South of Market area has exploded. Read More