When two San Francisco police officers came upon an abandoned and lifeless newborn on a Bayview district street last week, their only choice was to react. If their emotions had gotten in the way or they had waited for someone else to save the day, a boy who had already been cast away by his mother would have spent mere minutes on this earth.
And while the young lawmen have been heralded as heroes for saving the child’s life, both said they are still trying to cope with the traumatic rain-soaked rescue.
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 16-year-old girl in The City’s Bayview district.Officers saw the girl down on the sidewalk about 12:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Quesada Avenue and Jennings Street.
The officers began CPR and called for an ambulance after seeing that the girl was in distress, but she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.
The girl has been identified as Jaynice Johnson. Read More
If you’re addicted to crack, you might break your mother’s back.
A reportedly drug-addicted man was arrested on multiple charges Monday after allegedly shaking his mother violently — aggravating a back injury — after she refused to give him money, according to police. Read More
A man was pistol-whipped and locked inside the trunk of his car Tuesday after being robbed by gun-toting goons in the Bayview district, police said.
Luckily, the newer model four-door sedan’s trunk could be unlocked from the inside, enabling the 46-year-old to free himself and call police after the two thieves fled with his cash and cellphone. Read More
Three years later — and piece by piece — a San Francisco couple was reunited Thursday with a stolen, 500-pound bronze sculpture that their Sutro Heights neighbors affectionately knew as Thomus T. Hippopotamus. Read More
Fresh off his dramatic rise from the ashes following a domestic violence scandal and subsequent official misconduct hearings, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is wasting no time rebuilding his image as one of the most liberal lawmen in the country.
Mirkarimi put out a news release Friday saying he is actively registering San Francisco County Jail inmates to vote, with influential Bayview religious figure the Rev. Amos Brown and a CNN broadcast crew in tow. Read More
Principal Sheila Sammon and her staff and students at Paul Revere Elementary School have something to celebrate.
The K-8 school in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood made the largest gain among The City’s elementary schools in the Academic Performance Index to put them within reach of the state’s performance target for the first time in its history.
With San Francisco on the verge of passing a law to crack down on recreational vehicles parking on city streets, homeless advocates are decrying the measure as a wrong-headed attack on people who live in their vehicles. Read More
A man was arrested in the Bayview district last Saturday after police found several loaded weapons in his home, where three children also live.
Police detained Daron Raynaldo, 21, of San Francisco, after he exited his home in the 700 block of Missouri Street with his girlfriend and three children, police said.
Officers searched Raynaldo’s home and found a MAC-10 assault weapon, a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and a .22-caliber rifle with a cut-off stock, police said. Read More
A gun-toting crook was rejected Wednesday while trying to rob a driver at a Bayview gas station after the victim simply drove away.
However, not to be denied, the thief turned his attention — and gun — to three women inside a nearby car and snatched heaps of loot, police said. Read More