San Franciscans are invited to honor fallen Patrol Special Officer Jane Warner at a memorial service event in the Castro on Wednesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka St., San Francisco.
Warner died May 8.
“Officer Warner was cherished by her family and loved beyond measure,” said Lynn Fitch, Warner’s eldest sister. Read More
The redevelopment of Treasure Island moved closer to reality Tuesday.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved terms of the plan to buy Treasure Island from the Navy for more than $100 million and spend $1.5 billion developing the man-made island located in the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland.
If all goes according to plan, the island will be home to as many as 8,000 new residential units. Thirty percent of the units would be offered below market rates. Read More
The door was shut, but now the welcome mat is rolling out for more restaurants in Noe Valley.
A more than 20-year-old restriction on new restaurants opening up for business along Noe Valley’s neighborhood commercial corridor, 24th Street, moved closer to elimination Monday. Read More
Michael Lind and his wife, Kara, used to sell their gourmet cupcakes out of a truck in the Castro district — until local merchants complained about their “unfair” business practices. Read More
Muni riders will see more police officers on the transit system following several high-profile assault incidents, including an attack on a child.
The uptick in assaults, thefts and graffiti on buses and light-rail trains — including the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy on a bus and a fight between two women — led the Police Department’s top brass to put more officers on vehicles — uniformed and undercover. Read More
During a City Hall hearing Monday afternoon regarding crime on Muni, it seemed as if Supervisor Chris Daly was so bored that he might as well log onto Facebook for a bit of social networking fun.
However, a glance at Daly’s Facebook page would suggest he was less bored than fed-up with hearing the same old song about assaults, thefts, graffiti and fare evasion on buses and streetcars. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a resolution that would allow the Department of Public Health to continue receiving federal grant funding from the HIV Emergency Relief Programs. The Bevan Dufty-authorized resolution would allow the DPH to request $36,118,233 in program funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, which would cover from March 1 to Feb. 28, 2011. Read More
The ghosts of violent Halloween pasts have prompted The City to cancel all large-scale events in San Francisco, including any in the Castro district or at AT&T Park.
After years of violence-scarred Halloween events in the Castro — nine people were wounded by gunfire in 2006 alone — The City has axed events in the neighborhood. Read More
Supervisor Bevan Dufty wanted to send a message to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency that it needs to install traffic calming measures, like speed bumps, along Addison Street in Diamond Heights in short order.
He has concerns over speeding and violence associated from those who are speeding. Read More
District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty will discuss crime and crime prevention in Glen Park at a community meeting Monday along with police Capt. Denis O’Leary and members of the Glen Park Association.
The meeting follows a violent robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder at Buddy’s Market on Aug. 29, and will take place at 7 p.m. at St. John’s School, at 926 Chenery St. Read More