The 49ers pumped up their fans Wednesday with a rally in advance of the team’s first home game of the season Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended the Red and Gold Rally in Justin Herman Plaza, where 49ers CEO Jed York and several former players lauded this year’s squad and also took some shots at the Detroit Lions, the team’s opponent in Sunday’s game at Candlestick Park.
York said he hopes 49ers fans make the team’s stadium “the most intimidating atmosphere in the National Football League.” Read More
A recent crackdown aimed at curtailing drug sales and violent crime around schools in San Francisco’s Bayview, Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods netted 25 arrests, police said.
Over a two-week period that began Aug. 20, San Francisco police conducted seven “buy bust” operations in the three districts as part of “Operation Safe Schools.” Read More
Police are asking for the public’s help in determining who killed a young man on a busy San Francisco thoroughfare in April.
Lawrence Richardson, 21, was shot multiple times shortly after 10:30 p.m. on April 2 as he was leaving a grocery store at the intersection of Divisadero and Eddy streets.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He is survived his mother, father, and his 1-year-old daughter, according to police. Read More
A man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in July of a Gilroy man was arrested Monday at the Mexican border, Gilroy police said. Read More
A man who allegedly attacked a police officer and a park ranger with a tree branch in Golden Gate Park on Sunday has been identified by police as 39-year-old William Henry Deegan.
Deegan, who is a transient, was arrested after an incident that began around 10 a.m. Sunday when he was approached by a park ranger in a forested area of the park near Transverse Drive, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
During the interaction, Deegan became violent, striking the ranger with the tree limb, Esparza said. Read More
A Grass Valley man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man Sunday evening in a restroom at AT&T Park during a Giants game against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
Christopher Torii Smith, 26, was arrested in connection with the attack, which was reported at 6:42 p.m. Sunday, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
Smith reportedly approached the 21-year-old victim in a ballpark restroom and began hitting him. The victim fell to the ground and Smith continued attacking him, Esparza said. Read More
A man was shot and killed in the 2300 block of East 22nd Street in East Oakland on Thursday afternoon, police said.
It was the second fatal shooting in Oakland on Thursday.
In an early morning incident, police said, 24-year-old MiAndrew Rachel of Emeryville was found dead in the 900 block of West MacArthur Boulevard .
No arrests had been reported in either incident as of Thursday night. Read More
A police pursuit from San Pablo into Richmond on Wednesday night ended with an officer shooting and injuring a suspected car thief, a Richmond police lieutenant said Thursday.
A San Pablo police officer who had chased the suspect into Richmond shot and wounded the alleged thief on Rydin Road near Central Avenue, Richmond police Lt. Bisa French said.
The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, she said, adding that she did not know the suspect’s condition.San Pablo police were not immediately available to comment on the shooting. Read More
A 17-year-old boy believed to have been one of two people in a car that rammed and shot at a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Oakland earlier this summer was arrested in East Palo Alto on Wednesday, police said.
Oakland police, CHP officers and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Kenyon Thomas of Oakland in the 1400 block of Bay Street in East Palo Alto about 11 a.m., according to Oakland police.
Police had been searching for Thomas since July 21, when a CHP officer attempted to pull over a van near the 800 block of 50th Avenue in Oakland. Read More
A man who was shot and killed after fatally wounding a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 680 near Alamo on Tuesday was originally from the Bay Area and studied and worked in computer engineering here, according to a family member.
At a news conference in Martinez this morning, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office identified the shooter as Christopher Boone Lacy, 36, of Corning, Calif. Read More
A California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 680 near Alamo on Tuesday died on Wednesday night, according to the CHP.
Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was shot about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after he and another CHP officer pulled over a Jeep Wrangler near the Livorna exit on southbound I-680.
The driver of that Jeep, identified as Christopher Boone Lacy, 36, shot Youngstrom in the head after the officer approached the Jeep and briefly talked with Lacy. Read More
The extended family of a California Highway Patrol officer who was shot Tuesday morning on southbound Interstate 680 after a traffic stop was notified in the evening that the officer is in critical condition at a Walnut Creek hospital, a CHP spokeswoman said.
The officer, a seven-year veteran of the department out of the Contra Costa County area, was struck in a shootout about 8:30 a.m. in the Alamo area that left a suspect dead, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said. Read More
Demolition began Tuesday at the original St. Anthony’s Dining Room, which is being razed in order to construct a new facility in its place.
The dining room, located at 45 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, has served an estimated 38 million meals to low-income and homeless people since opening in 1950. It closed in February to make way for construction on the organization’s new dining room, set to open in summer 2014. Read More
The Dumbarton Bridge opened ahead of schedule Monday after officials originally planned to reopen it early this morning following construction work to bring the span up to seismic code.
The bridge closed late Friday night so a state-of-the-art seismic joint on the eastern side of the main deck could be installed, Caltrans said.
The joint will raise the deck 5 inches and allow it to move 42 inches — 22 inches more than the old joint allowed — in the event of an earthquake. New barriers also were installed. Read More
A motorcyclist was killed in a solo crash in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Saturday night, police said.
The crash was reported at 9:40 p.m. Saturday and involved a motorcyclist and a light pole near the intersection of Kezar and Martin Luther King drives in Golden Gate Park, according to police. Police said the motorcyclist, identified only as a white man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation into the collision is underway, and no further details were immediately available. Read More