The former owner of the Masonic Avenue home that was searched by police on Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of 10-year-old San Francisco boy Kevin Collins nearly three decades ago said today he was shocked to hear the house could be tied to the famous case. Read More
A proposal to transform Masonic Avenue from a six-lane thoroughfare to a four-lane boulevard was unanimously approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors. Read More
A plan to completely remake Masonic Avenue — a busy artery with a history of high-profile traffic accidents — could be approved Tuesday.
In the works for several years, the proposal would replace two traffic lanes with 1.2 miles of separated bike paths, add a center median with new trees and install sidewalk extensions to better accommodate transit vehicles and pedestrians. The changes will affect on Masonic between Geary Boulevard and Fell Street. Read More
Motorists will face hefty fines for running red lights at the collision-plagued intersection of Fell Street and Masonic Avenue thanks to new traffic cameras.
A set of red-light cameras at the Panhandle intersection will be activated this month , according to Paul Rose, a spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which is operating the system. Read More
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that left nine people homeless on New Year’s Day.Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Morris said Monday that no cause had yet been ruled out after the fast-moving fire tore through two residential buildings in the Haight district Sunday night. Read More
A bicyclist was struck and injured at the famously troublesome San Francisco intersection of Fell Street and Masonic Avenue on Tuesday morning.A man in his late 40s was conscious when emergency crews responded around 9 a.m. and his injuries did not appear life threatening, fire officials said.Further details about the accident were not immediately available. 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
A $20 million proposal to rebuild Masonic Avenue, a dangerous thoroughfare where a pedestrian was killed earlier this month, cleared a key procedural hurdle on Friday. Read More
Neighborhood residents and pedestrian activists reeling from the latest Masonic Avenue traffic fatality are asking city officials to take immediate action to slow traffic on the busy corridor.At 2 a.m. on Friday, motorist Jose Jimenez fatally struck 61-year-old James Hudson in the crosswalk at Masonic Avenue and Turk Street. Jimenez, a cadet with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, was arrested for driving under the influence after trying to flee the scene. Read More
A speeding drunken driver's horrific rampage early Friday killed a 55-year-old man, damaged four parked cars at various locations and pummeled a planter box outside St. Mary’s Medical Center, police said.The unidentified pedestrian was struck in the 300 block of Masonic Avenue, between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Boulevard, around 2:30 p.m., police said. Read More