Bike rentals in city parks got off to a rough start when one location was overrun by an Occupy San Francisco encampment, city officials said. But now with an expansion planned for Ocean Beach and an additional Golden Gate Park location, the Recreation and Park Department hopes to improve the experience in The City. Read More
A protester who was struck by a brick thrown from the roof of a Turk Street building last year during a protest reportedly refused to testify in court against the reckless lobber — reportedly in solidarity with the Occupy San Francisco movement.
But prosecutors said that the video evidence was enough to pelt 34-year-old Jesse Nesbitt with one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the wild protest. Read More
Twenty people believed to be associated with the Black Bloc anarchist group that has launched several mini-riots in San Francisco have been unmasked following Saturday’s destructive demonstration in the Financial District, police said. Read More
Mission district residents and business owners continue to question the Police Department’s handling of recent anarchist-fueled vandalism in the neighborhood.
After Thursday’s officer-involved shooting at 14th and Minna streets, the Mission endured two nights of rowdy demonstrations, with vandals attacking banks, smashing windows and spray-painting “killers” on the Mission Police Station at Valencia and 17th streets. Read More
As the closing date for two popular San Francisco medical marijuana dispensaries approaches, patients took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to "mourn" the loss.
Hundreds gathered at Haight and Steiner streets at 4 p.m. to protest the closure of the Vapor Room and HopeNet before marching down Haight Street toward City Hall.
All participants wore black and some carried empty coffins to represent the death of the dispensaries. Read More
A man shot and killed by police yesterday in the Financial District after allegedly slashing a co-worker with a box cutter was identified as Pralith Pralourng, 32, of Oakland. Read More
For one Occupy San Francisco protester, resisting arrest was apparently more important than appealing to the 99 percent.
On Tuesday, prosecutors say, Richard Barksdale, 43, allegedly tried to bring marijuana into the Hall of Justice during his trial on misdemeanor vandalism and trespassing charges related in part to an Occupy SF protest earlier this year. But it wasn’t the weed that got him in trouble. Read More
Police fatally shot a hairnet-wearing TCHO chocolate factory worker Wednesday morning in the Financial District after the suspect allegedly lunged at an officer with a box cutter. Read More
Members of Occupy San Francisco facing criminal charges related to the takeover of two vacant buildings are being urged by fellow activists to occupy the court system by rejecting any plea deals from prosecutors.
Eight protesters now face misdemeanor charges for vandalism or trespassing in connection with the April 2 and May 2 takeovers of two Tenderloin buildings belonging to the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Read More
Who: Jesse Nesbitt, 34What: The Occupy San Francisco activist is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges that he lobbed bricks from a rooftop onto protesters and cops May 1, injuring at least one other protester and damaging a police patrol car. The incident occurred during the May Day takeover of the 888 Turk St. building. Read More