Chris Bucchere has been cycling all his life and even taught classes in bicycle safety. That’s why, his defense attorney said Thursday, Bucchere would not have violated any road rules last year when he struck and killed a pedestrian in the Castro district. Read More
Nudists made their displeasure known last week by stripping naked during a close Board of Supervisors vote to ban public nudity citywide. And with a few months to go before the new ordinance officially becomes law, the political corridors of San Francisco could be filled with naked rage through the holidays. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will bare it all today regarding how they feel about a proposed citywide ban on public nudity.
The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener last month, will be decided by the board after recent naked protests at City Hall and federal court action by nudists arguing that the proposed law would violate their First Amendment rights. Read More
San Francisco is often considered to be a city where anything goes. But public nudity has gone too far, and it needs reigned in. Read More
Although Tuesday’s “nude-in” at City Hall involved slightly more journalists than nudists, a small band of completely disrobed people turned out to protest a proposed citywide ban on public nakedness.
They held signs depicting classical paintings of naked subjects, along with disparaging remarks about Supervisor Scott Wiener, who recently proposed the ban after he said he had received too many complaints from residents in his Castro district. Read More
Citing a sizable and inappropriate rise in public nudity in San Francisco’s Castro district, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation Tuesday to expand restrictions on what he called an “ad hoc nudist colony” cavorting around The City’s streets and plazas.
Wiener said that while the Castro’s reputation for promoting free expression is part of the neighborhood’s character, some nudists have taken matters too far. Read More
A 45-year-old parolee has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a gay man who was found bound and gagged in his Diamond Heights apartment. Read More
A sheriff’s lieutenant who is accused of attacking an ex-lover in a Gold’s Gym last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanors, prosecutors said.
Vincent Calvarese, 48, has been charged with domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment stemming from the alleged assault at the Market Street gym. Read More
Investigators say there isn’t enough evidence to arrest Giants All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an Aptos resort, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
The Wednesday finding followed a “thorough” investigation into a 21-year-old woman’s claim that on June 1, Sandoval had attacked her at the Seascape Beach Resort after a night out in nearby downtown Santa Cruz. Read More
Gregg Wilcox, who’s battling misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges, said in court Thursday that he was not told by his doctor that wearing a walking boot while driving is unsafe.
But Robert Salk, a podiatric surgeon working out of the California Pacific Medical Center’s Davies Campus, said Wilcox never asked. Had he asked, Salk said, Wilcox would have been advised against driving. Read More