The annual San Francisco Chamber of Commerce CityBeat poll results are out, and once again “homelessness and panhandling” top the list of citizen concerns. Because this is prime time for people to plan their summer vacations, and at least some will choose San Francisco, I wondered: Is anyone preparing tourists for frequent, forced fundraising at the hands of our enterprising residents? Read More
The property that housed the Red Vic Movie House on Haight Street in San Francisco could become a space to go for drinks and for food startups to grow.An owner of the building tells the blog Tablehopper about the plans for the Red Vic, which shuttered this year after 31 years of being in business. Read More
The perils of fruit-selling became all too real for a Haight Street merchant Sunday morning, when a man who absconded with some mangoes pulled an improvised blade, according to police.
The theft took place at about 11:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of Haight Street near Ashbury Street, Park Station police said. Read More
A segment of Haight Street could be changed from one-way traffic to two-way traffic as part of a move to speed up transit service on the congested artery.By introducing two-way traffic on Haight Street between Laguna and Market streets, Muni service will improve by one to three minutes a trip, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
An employee at a market on San Francisco's Haight Street accused of shooting a customer in the back during a dispute over a dog in February had attempted murder charges dropped against him Wednesday but was ordered to stand trial on lesser charges in the case. Read More
Video surveillance footage from a San Francisco taxicab led to the arrest of two suspects — including a 14-year-old boy — wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a cab driver on July 10.Police have been hunting three thugs who pistol-whipped a 66-year-old cabbie twice during the early-morning heist in the North of the Panhandle neighborhood. Read More
Turning a portion of Haight Street in Hayes Valley into a two-way thoroughfare is the subject of an upcoming San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency community meeting.
The SFMTA, which manages traffic in The City, is recommending changing a one-way portion of Haight Street, between Octavia and Gough streets. Read More
Police say The City’s new sit-lie law appears to have had an effect on Haight Street despite the misgivings of some, although a small but steadfast group of drunken loiterers remains. Read More
A 25-year-old woman sought shelter in a Haight Street store and called 911 after her ex-boyfriend punched her and ran off with her cellphone Friday afternoon, police said.The woman called cops around 1:10 p.m. from a shop in the 1600 block of Haight Street. Read More
A police lieutenant working in the Haight-Ashbury area said The City’s new sit-lie law has been ineffective, though the claim was disputed by a neighborhood group.
Speaking at the Police Department’s public CompStat meeting, Park station Lt. Belinda Kerr said that despite “a prolific amount” of citations and warnings, “I haven’t seen that it’s done a whole lot.” In addition, she said, police have been seeking stay-away orders for multiple offenders. Read More