Angel Carvajal has heard all the excuses.
Some students just feel like taking a day off. They oversleep. The bus is running late.
“Muni’s a big one,” Carvajal said. “Muni makes a lot of kids late.”
The student adviser at Everett Middle School in the Mission district is in charge of making sure kids are in class every day. Carvajal tells them there are only three valid excuses for being late or missing school: illness, a death in the family or a family emergency. Read More
A woman who was badly injured when she was struck by a bicyclist in a crosswalk at Mission Street and The Embarcadero last month died this morning, San Francisco police said.The pedestrian, whose name has not been released by the Medical Examiner’s Office, died at a hospital at 5:20 a.m. of the injuries she suffered in the July 15 collision, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Video surveillance of Sunday’s fatal shooting on the Civic Center station platform by a BART officer is expected to be released when all 40 witnesses are interviewed, the transit agency’s police said Wednesday.
The final decision, though is ultimately is up to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, BART Deputy Police Chief Daniel Hartwig said. Read More
BART’s police chief said Monday he’s “comfortable” with how officers reacted Sunday when one shot and killed an apparently drunk, weapon-wielding man on the Civic Center station platform.
One of the officers, who BART police Chief Kenton Rainey said feared for their safety, wore a Taser stun gun but did not use it during the one-minute encounter. Rainey said it was still unknown why the officers used lethal force. Read More
A Mill Valley man has pleaded guilty to three DUIs in three days in three Bay Area cities – including San Francisco.
Timothy James McGowan, 50, of Mill Valley, is an alcoholic with mental health issues who relapsed after a death in the family, his loved ones told police. Read More
Felony hate crime allegations were dismissed Wednesday against two men accused of assaulting and robbing a transgender woman near San Francisco’s 16th Street BART station in April, but the pair were ordered by a judge to stand trial on other charges in the case.Lionel Jackson, 32, and Maurice Perry, 37, are accused of attacking the woman on April 1 outside the BART station at the intersection of Mission and 16th streets and taking her smartphone. Read More
The victim of a vicious home invasion burglary in San Francisco on Monday was held down by one of the thugs while the other beat him with a hammer, prosecutors said Thursday.
Denis Tseyref, 28, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first degree residential burglary and robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment in connection with the brutal 1 a.m. attack in the 3400 block of Geary Boulevard. Read More
The family of missing Bay Area nursing student Michelle Le said they believe she is alive — even though Hayward police claim their evidence points to murder.In a press conference Tuesday, Le’s father said he feels cops have given up on finding his daughter alive and need to offer concrete evidence before labeling the case a homicide. Read More