Three homicides, two suspicious deaths, a suicide involving chemicals that led to an apartment building evacuation, and the inexplicable near-fatal beating of a 94-year-old woman all contributed to an unusually vicious few days in San Francisco.
Police have been “pretty busy” since Friday morning, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said, when they received their first in a string of grim reports: A mysterious shooting inside a Mission district apartment. Read More
Two San Francisco brothers could learn something from the city of Philadelphia after they said to hell with love and got into a knife fight in Chinatown on Monday, police said.
Both men sustained minor injuries after they stabbed each other in the 700 block of Broadway about 7 a.m., police said. Both were arrested. Read More
A phony voting booth that was set up last October in Chinatown to help elderly voters cast their mail-in ballots won’t spur any criminal charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday. Read More
After putting The City under his artistic spell, famed director Woody Allen is reportedly back in New York City. But local Film Commission officials hope to capitalize upon his decision to shoot his upcoming film in San Francisco. Read More
Two elderly Asian women were reportedly scammed out of cash and jewelry in separate incidents Sunday and Monday that have hallmarks of other rip-offs from earlier this year.
About 10 a.m. Sunday, an elderly Asian woman was approached near Clay and Jackson streets by three Asian women who convinced the victim that she had stepped in blood and needed to be cleansed of evil spirits, police said. The victim eventually lost a bag full of cash and jewelry. Read More
Two men try to paddle their way to victory Sunday in the Chinatown Ping Pong Tournament during Sunday Streets.
The community event returned to Chinatown for the first time since The City launched the program in 2008, and included the second annual tourney in Portsmouth Square. Sunday Streets closes down roadways to allow people to get outside and stretch their arms and legs. Sunday’s event was the eighth of 10 planned this year. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will reopen its bidding process for the construction of the Central Subway’s Chinatown station after a quartet of contractors failed to meet the agency’s requirements during the first round of solicitations.
Tutor-Saliba, a Los Angeles-based firm, offered to complete the construction project for $239 million, the lowest of four bids accepted by the SFMTA. The four bids ranged from
$239 million to $397 million. Read More
Just two years ago, the lot at Washington and Mason streets contained little more than rubble and detritus.
Now, it holds the “jewel” of Chinatown. Read More
It could take months and plenty of money, but owners of a beloved 100-year-old restaurant in Chinatown say they’re going to consider reopening, despite being hit with a litany of health code violations including uncleanly food practices and a pervasive rat problem. Read More
A boy was ambushed by six thugs while he was playing basketball in Chinatown on Wednesday, police said.The 15-year-old victim was in a playground in the 800 block of Sacramento Street around 3:30 p.m. shooting hoops with a 14-year-old friend when he was assaulted from behind by the thugs, described as six other juveniles in their late teens, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More