A large sinkhole that appeared Monday in the Presidio Heights neighborhood will likely take the rest of the week to repair, a spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday.
The sinkhole, which is about 20 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, was reported about 5 p.m. Monday at Lake Street and Second Avenue, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said. Read More
Rob her once, shame on you. But if you rob Presidio Heights shopkeeper Traci Teraoka twice, you might as well smile for the cameras.
The owner of Poetica Art and Antiques at 3461 Sacramento St., recently launched an effort with police to convince fellow neighborhood merchants that installing cameras is worth the expense. It only took one shoplifting incident, Teraoka said, before she was convinced she needed extra eyes on her store. Read More
When Serena Ventura purchased her home 22 years ago in affluent Presidio Heights, she never expected she’d have to deal with blight and hazardous living — let alone squatters in an abandoned building next door owned by a foreign government. Read More
A power outage struck the Richmond District, Laurel Heights and Presidio Heights neighborhoods in San Francisco tonight, affecting more than 3,600 customers, according to PG&E.
The outage, which took place around 9:27 p.m., affected 3,660 customers north of Geary between Lyon Street and 24th Avenue, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
Power was restored to most customers before 10:30 p.m., Guidi said. Read More
Police probed a bomb threat at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center Tuesday.
A person phoned in the threat in the 3200 block of California Street around 8:30 a.m., prompting JCC security to call police. The threat was found to be false after an extensive search that included police bomb sniffing dogs turned up no explosive, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
People were allowed to return to the building just after 10:30 a.m. Read More
An unlocked car in Presidio Heights was fun times for a crook, who scored a GPS, $50 in cash, two gift cards and $300 in charges on an ATM card, police said.The robbery occurred overnight sometime between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday, the car owner told police. The car was parked in the unit block of Locust Street.The police department’s Richmond Station reported the theft on its Twitter account on Wednesday. Read More
Three teenagers came upon a disturbing sight in their Presidio Heights home on Saturday — a nude 28-year-old stranger masturbating in a bedroom, police said.Parolee Tyrell Brown, 28, who has no known local address, was arrested for indecent exposure, burglary and marijuana possession after the victims — a 17-year-old boy, and girls ages 17 and 14 — made the unfortunate discovery around 9:35 p.m., police said Monday. Read More
A San Francisco couple caught strangers on tape ruining the seasonal spirit by ripping their urban pumpkin patch to shreds earlier this month.
The couple found bright-orange pieces of several pumpkins they purchased in Half Moon Bay earlier in the season scattered all over the street. The pumpkins were part of a tiny streetscape on the sidewalk in front of their Presidio Heights home, a display they have put together for the past eight years. Read More