A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries early Sunday morning after being shot by unknown suspects, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The incident occurred at 12:12 a.m. in the first block of Ellis Street, near Union Square.
The three suspects, men believed to be in their late 30s, were walking with the victim when they opened fire, Esparza said. The victim was hit in the torso and upper body.
Police are investigating whether the men knew each other, Esparza said. The suspects fled and had not been found as of Sunday evening. Read More
PG&E did not cut corners on pipeline welds to reduce costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Public Utilities Commission.
The report comes as the utility company has faced increased scrutiny of its practices in the wake of the 2010 fatal gas pipeline blast in San Bruno. Read More
If City College of San Francisco’s efforts to pass a parcel tax in November pay off, eliminated classes could be restored and campuses would remain open.
The $79-a-year parcel tax, known as Proposition A, would raise $17 million annually for eight years for the struggling institution.
Nearly 100 supporters — including politicians, students, community groups and school administrators — stood on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to officially support the measure, urging voters to give the school the funding it desperately needs. Read More
The search for a permanent chancellor at City College of San Francisco has been halted to allow trustees and college officials to focus on keeping the school’s accreditation.
John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees, said that given all the challenges CCSF faces, the institution needs to find a long-term interim chancellor to help fix the problems.
“They have to focus on accreditation,” Rizzo said. “That’s something an interim would be more willing to do.” Read More
More California students than ever before are proficient in math and English, according to test scores from the last school year that were released by the California Department of Education on Friday.
Scroll down to read the full test results for the San Francisco Unified School District.
The percentage of students testing proficient in English increased to 57 percent, a 4 percent gain. In math, the figure rose 1 percent to 51 percent. Read More
State community college officials are hoping to save their system from devastating cuts with the passage of Proposition 30 this November. But if the measure fails, they’re unsure whether tuition will increase.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott said Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown’s ballot measure to increase sales taxes and income taxes would give the state’s 112 community colleges an additional $210 million. Passage of the measure would allow them to increase enrollment and class offerings. Without that revenue, Scott said, more cuts will occur. Read More
A 50-year-old class that helps once-hospitalized cardiac patients recover and rebuild strength in their hearts is in danger of closing to make room for patients who still need doctor-prescribed exercise.
Patients in Phase 3 of California Pacific Medical Center’s cardiac recovery program were notified last week of the closure of the class, slated for Thursday. Many said they worry they won’t have the same quality of care during their recovery. Read More
The Staffordshire terrier that attacked a police horse at Crissy Field earlier this month has been ordered to be put to sleep, according to his owner.
David Gizzarelli said he is saddened by the news, but plans to do all he can to keep his dog, Charlie, alive.
Gizzarelli is in the process of obtaining an attorney and plans to file an injunction by the end of today. By filing an injunction, Gizzarelli hopes he can fight the decision in San Francisco Superior Court.
“I can’t believe it,” Gizzarelli said. “They only gave me three days.” Read More
City College of San Francisco officials have a lot of work ahead of them as they labor to save the school’s accreditation and avoid financial ruin.
Before the college received word from the Accreditation Commission for California Community and Junior Colleges in July that it would need to “show cause” to receive a renewal of its accreditation, the board of trustees asked for an independent review of its finances.
The results were crushing. Read More
City College of San Francisco trustees on Thursday said they are considering bringing in a special trustee on their own as the school works to keep its accreditation.
At a board meeting Thursday, trustees worried that if they did not bring on help, it would be imposed upon them by the state, which could result in less control over the process. In July, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges released a report showing many violations at CCSF and made 14 recommendations for improvement. Read More
A man was shot in the arm Wednesday evening while standing on a sidewalk in the Bayview district, police said.
The 59-year-old man told police he was at the corner of Palou Avenue and Crisp Road about 6:17 p.m. when an unknown suspect approached him and shot him, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. The suspect fled on foot and has not been found.
The victim was taken to a hospital, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening, Andraychak said. He was cooperating with the investigation. Read More
A two-story houseboat that has been stuck in the mud in India Basin for the past four months was successfully lifted and towed to a nearby pier where Port officials expect it to sit until it can be destroyed.The boat, and house, was built by Vincent “Ken” Lackey over the past 20 years. He had moved the boat from its original home in Richmond in mid-April before he literally became stuck in the mud in India Basin. Read More
A state lawmaker on Monday pressured the California Public Utilities Commission to reject a proposal by PG&E to increase rates for customers in order to pay for pipeline safety improvements.Assemblyman Jerry Hill, whose district includes the San Bruno neighborhood where a 2010 gas pipeline blast killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes, called on the CPUC to make a ruling on a fine that would hold PG&E responsible for the blast instead of passing on costs to customers. Read More
An 18-year-old man was shot in the Bayview district Saturday afternoon, but the suspected assailants were captured by police shortly after the incident.The young man was shot twice by two males who approached him as he stood at the intersection of Third Street and Gilman Avenue about 3:45 p.m., according to San Francisco police.After shooting the man, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, the two suspects fled to a nearby home in the 1000 block of Fitzgerald Avenue, police said. A witness reportedly informed responding officers of the suspects’ whereabouts. Read More
Out with the old and in with the new. That is what the top state education official is pushing educators to embrace as he encourages
the use of technology in classrooms.
Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of schools, took to Twitter on Thursday morning to interact with educators and the public as well as to share recommendations from his No Child Left Offline initiative. He said he hopes technology — including the use of smartphones — will be included rather than shunned in schools. Read More