San Francisco’s sidewalks are receiving an upgrade that is removing concrete and replacing it with community gardens.
The program, run by Friends of the Urban Forest in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will help remove “excess” concrete and improve drainage during storms, as well as beautify neighborhoods. Read More
Complete details of legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski’s Roxie Theater event April 6 in San Francisco remain a bit fuzzy, but we do know he’s scheduled to do a live Skype interview.
What exactly will be discussed is unknown.
Fans of the director of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Chinatown” and “The Pianist” might be just as interested in hearing about Polanski’s controversial personal life as they are his filmmaking
sensibilities. Read More
This is not the stated intention behind the idea of “going to bat” for someone.
A man was struck in the head with the sporting equipment late Wednesday during a vicious brawl with a fellow tenant of an apartment building in Chinatown, police said.
Nicholas Vrataro, 25, was arrested after the 11:20 p.m. brawl in a building in the 1100 block of Stockton Street, near Chinese Hospital. Read More
Muni’s list of preferred alternatives for removing its Central Subway tunnel-boring machines in North Beach doesn’t include an option popular with the community and could result in the agency resorting to a method strongly opposed by many locals. Read More
That’s cold man.
A woman was attacked with ice cream before her cellphone was pilfered in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, police said.
The 23-year-old victim was in the 800 block of Market Street about 9:15 p.m. when a man and woman, aged 18 to 20, hit her with the ice cream, police said.
The victim confronted the cold crooks and put her cellphone on a table. The male thief grabbed the phone and the duo fled on foot. There have been no arrests. Read More
Muni is exploring new options for retrieving tunneling equipment in or near North Beach, including one that could save the agency $23 million while keeping the machinery underground indefinitely.
As part of its $1.6 billion Central Subway project, which will extend underground Metro service from South of Market to Chinatown, Muni wants to extract a tunnel-boring machine through Columbus Avenue. Preparation for that process began this year and will be finished by Thanksgiving 2013. Read More
The nearly record-breaking summerlike temperatures Monday and Tuesday seemed like a distant memory Thursday as Mother Nature unloaded pellets of rain on San Franciscans. Temperatures dropped and winds kicked up whilst rain fell from the sky.
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The man accused of sucker-punching a tiny 94-year-old woman in an apparently unprovoked attack last weekend on bustling Stockton Street in Chinatown is a regular in the area known to holler belligerently at people on the street, witnesses to the incident told police. Read More
After initially soliciting four separate bids for its Central Subway station construction projects, Muni has elected to consolidate the plans into one major contract, a move that could save the agency up to $30 million. Read More
The man who is suspected in the crazed and brutal attack on a 94-year-old woman in Chinatown on Saturday has been arrested, police said Tuesday.
James Bartley, 52, of San Francisco, was charged Tuesday with four felonies, including aggravated assault, battery causing serious injury, elder abuse and criminal threats, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More