Econ 101: Fill a need and they will come. Mutsumi Takehara — mother of two, elite pastry chef and owner of the Sandbox Bakery in Bernal Heights — wanted a place in her neighborhood where parents and kids could have a good time eating together. Her bakery started that mission two years ago, but 903, her restaurant down the block, completes it. Read More
A woman was shot after an argument in Bernal Heights on Wednesday, police Lt. Michael Andraychak said. The victim, who is in her 20s, was sitting in a Buick in the 900 block of Ellsworth Street about 10 a.m. when she became involved in an argument with another woman, Andraychak said. The second woman took off, but a man with a gun showed up shortly thereafter. He fired shots at the car, Andraychak said, and the victim was struck. Read More
A man was robbed in the Western Addition on Tuesday, police said. The 24-year-old victim was near McAllister and Laguna streets about 6:25 p.m. when two men stepped out of a doorway, one holding a gun, and forced the victim to turn over his wallet and cellphone, police said. The crooks fled and have not been email@example.com Read More
A woman was choked and robbed by four thugs early Wednesday in the Portola district, police said. The 23-year-old victim was near Harvard and Felton streets about 12:15 a.m. when the group snuck up behind her, choked her, and took her purse and book bag, police said. The crooks fled down Harvard Street in either a gray or green Honda or Toyota sedan, police said.
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A once-threatened vintage Coca-Cola billboard painted on the side of a Bernal Heights home was cleared for restoration Thursday by The City’s Planning Commission.The 15-by-7-foot 1930s-era sign — featuring the soft drink’s logo and a silhouetted woman drinking from a glass bottle — became the subject of debate last year when a local resident complained to the commission that it violated San Francisco’s billboard regulations. Read More
A man was stabbed in a robbery attempt in Bernal Heights on Tuesday, police said. The 18-year-old victim was walking near the intersection of Cortland Avenue and Elsie Street around 6 a.m. when a man in his 20s demanded the victim’s money, police said. The victim did not comply. The aggressive goon then attacked the victim, who fought him off only to be stabbed, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The knife-wielding goon fled on foot empty-handed, he said. Read More
A man was critically wounded in Bernal Heights on Saturday while trying to flee gun-toting juveniles, police said.The 59-year-old victim was shot in the upper torso in the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard about 8:20 p.m. after refusing to hand over his property to the young crooks, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said.The suspects, described by police as young black men, fled on foot. The victim’s condition as of Monday afternoon was still critical, Fong said. Read More
A 74-year-old Bernal Heights man accused of murdering his wife last month and threatening arriving paramedics with a knife after stabbing himself in the neck is mentally ill, his attorney said in court Thursday.Ying Hua Wu was arrested at the scene of the Dec. 9 death of his wife, 72-year-old Hao Mei Wu, who was found that night unconscious on the floor of the couple’s home in the 200 block of Justin Drive. Read More
Ying Hua Wu, 74, of Bernal Heights was charged in court Thursday with murdering his wife Dec. 9. Wu also faces charges of assaulting three Fire Department medics with a knife when they were called to the couple’s home in the 200 block of Justin Drive. Hao Mei Wu, 72, was found on the floor of the home, unconscious and not breathing. Read More
Prosecutors said Tuesday they are weighing a murder charge against the husband of an elderly woman found strangled in her Bernal Heights home Friday.
"We’re still gathering all the relevant information in order to make an informed decision, with respect to how, if at all, to charge this case," said San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman Omid Talai.
Hao Mei Wu, 72, is believed to have been manually strangled, Talai said. Read More