Three men were caught by security guards at the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday night after jumping a back gate and trespassing into a secure area of the facility, according to police.
The break-in comes after the highly-publicized theft and return of Banana-Sam, a 17-year-old male squirrel monkey.
Security guards spotted the three men inside the zoo after hours at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday, according to San Francisco police. Read More
A seagull flew into a power line Wednesday morning, causing thousands in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco to lose power.PG&E reported the outage just before 10 a.m., saying that 2,400 customers had lost power. The utility later announced that the power outage was due to a seagull making contact with an overhead line. Power was restored shortly after the email@example.com Read More
Pro surfer Kelly Slater won his 11th world title Wednesday during a surfing event at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.Slater, 39, clinched the Association of Surfing Profession World Title during the second day of the event. He beat out Australian surfer Dan Ross in a heat to advance out of the third round of the contest.“It’s very fulfilling and there’s personal satisfaction,” Slater told the ASP tour after the win. “It feels real nice. I’ve dedicated my life to surfing and competing and to go a whole year and win a world title and have it pay off, it’s really fulfilling.” Read More
It was supposed to be the end of the world as we know it, but since that did not happen on Oct. 21, Oakland evangelist Harold Camping says it is embarrassing.Camping, the founder of the nonprofit Christian radio network Family Radio Worldwide, has several times predicted the Rapture, including the date of May 21. When that did not occur, Camping revised the date to be Oct. 21. The Rapture also did not occur on that date. Read More
It is not every day that a political attack comes with a handwritten note and a smiley face.But when the Leland Yee mayoral campaign delivered books about Mayor Ed Lee to doorsteps in San Francisco, at least some of the books had a personal touch attached. The notes included such phrases as “Don’t vote for me… Enjoy my book… Ed” and “Enjoy the book! Don’t vote Ed Lee for 1, 2 or 3.” Some notes included a smiley face. Read More
The final words spoken by Steve Jobs before his death have been revealed by his sister in an Op-Ed in The New York Times.
Mona Simpson, whose was Jobs' biological sister but did not meet Jobs until she was 25, delivered a eulogy for the late Apple co-founder at a memorial service Oct. 16 at Stanford University. Read More
A taxicab driver was robbed in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco after being hit in the head by a passenger.The 32-year-old cabdriver was dropping off a fare near 25th and De Haro streets at 11:40 p.m. Thursday when the attacker struck the driver in the head with an unknown object, according to San Francisco police.The robber demanded the driver’s wallet and stole money from the man before fleeing on foot.The taxi driver suffered a laceration to the back of the head but refused medical treatment, according to firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
After a night in which it was thought there could be a raid on the Occupy SF encampment by the San Francisco Police Department, police Chief Greg Suhr spoke Thursday about why officers did not go into the camp and what could lie ahead.
Suhr spoke at San Francisco City Hall during a news conference event with Mayor Ed Lee, who also addressed the future of the encampment. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday spoke about Occupy SF, especially highlighting how San Francisco is moving forward in the wake of the crackdown against Occupy Wall Street protesters in Oakland. Read More
The best pizza in the United States is made in a pizzeria in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.Or at least that is what a writer penned in a travel article in USA Today on Thursday. The article sings the praises of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, which is located on Stockton Street near Union Street in North Beach. Read More
Are you or someone you know a single man in San Francisco who is deeply involved in the food scene in The City?A production company is looking for the perfect San Francisco foodie to be featured on a reality dating show.From the release about what they are looking for: Read More
The property that housed the Red Vic Movie House on Haight Street in San Francisco could become a space to go for drinks and for food startups to grow.An owner of the building tells the blog Tablehopper about the plans for the Red Vic, which shuttered this year after 31 years of being in business. Read More
They say you cannot judge a book by its cover. But what about judging a political candidate by a book?The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library asked nine of the candidates for San Francisco mayor what book was on their nightstand. Read More
A teenager who was shot in the back in San Francisco’s Bayview district is expected to survive, according to police.
San Francisco police went to the area of Third Street and Newcomb Avenue just after 10 p.m. Saturday after there were reports of five to six gunshots, police said.
Once their, officers found an 18-year-old man who had been shot in the back.
The teenager was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening, according to police.
No arrests had been made in the shooting as of Monday morning. Read More
A 38-year-old man was shot in the lip with a shotgun while sitting in his car in the Bayview district Monday morning, police said.
The man was sitting near the intersection of Shafter Avenue and Jennings Street at 3:55 a.m. when an unknown suspect walked up to the car and fired one shot into the passenger door, according to police.
The victim was struck in the upper lip and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening, San Francisco police said. Read More