A man accused of a fatal shooting on a busy intersection in San Francisco's Bayview District on Monday morning pleaded not guilty today to murder charges.
Cameron Williams, 22, also known as Charles Wilson, is suspected of gunning down Dominic Scott, also 22, at 8:24 a.m. Monday at Third Street and Palou Avenue. Williams fled after the shooting but was arrested shortly afterward a few blocks away at Quesada Avenue and Keith Street, police said. Read More
Video evidence is at the center of the case of a bicyclist who was in court today on felony vehicular manslaughter charges for striking and killing a pedestrian in San Francisco's Castro District last year.
The preliminary hearing began today for Chris Bucchere, 36, who prosecutors say ran a red light before striking 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Castro and Market streets at about 8 a.m. on March 29, 2012. Hui died at a hospital days later. Read More
The preliminary hearing begins Wednesday for a bicyclist charged with felony vehicular manslaughter for fatally striking a pedestrian in San Francisco's Castro District last year.
Chris Bucchere, 36, struck 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Castro and Market streets on the morning of March 29, 2012.
Hui died at a hospital days later. Prosecutors said a felony charge was filed because Bucchere ran several stop signs and red lights at intersections prior to the collision and appeared to not brake before hitting Hui. Read More
An alleged drunk driver who fatally struck a 17-year-old girl in San Francisco last weekend is set to make his initial appearance in court on Wednesday.
About 25,000 LED lights were turned on tonight as part of an impressive light sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge.
"The Bay Lights," an $8 million privately funded project created by artist Leo Villareal, will wow visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years, the artist and other dignitaries said before the 9 p.m. lighting ceremony. Read More
Two ordinances targeting the sale and possession of certain ammunition in San Francisco were given unanimous initial approval today by the city's Board of Supervisors.
Caltrain tracks in San Bruno reopened shortly before 8 p.m. this evening after a train struck a car on the tracks, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
Northbound train number 381 struck a vehicle on the tracks at San Bruno Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. today, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Dunn said no one on board the train or in the car was injured.
The blocked both tracks for over an hour until the tracks reopened at about 7:45 p.m., Dunn said.
Trains are resuming normal service. Read More
Two men and a woman were arrested in connection with the theft of a yacht that ran aground at a Pacifica beach early this morning, a police spokesman said.
Leslie Gardner, 63, Dario Mora, 54, and Lisa Modawell, 56, were arrested at about noon on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy, Pacifica police Capt. Joe Spanheimer said.
The North County Fire Authority received a report of an 82-foot boat in distress in shallow water near Linda Mar Beach at 5:18 a.m., fire spokesman Matt Lucett said. Read More
Four homes were declared uninhabitable Saturday near the spot where a water main broke in the West Portal neighborhood last week, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said Monday.
The 16-inch, cast-iron pipe ruptured shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on 15th Avenue just south of Wawona Street, sending water and mud down the hill and damaging 23 homes and 12 vehicles, according to the agency. Read More
A local resident discovered human remains and clothing while hiking in an open space preserve in San Mateo County last week, the sheriff's office announced today.
The hiker went off of a marked trail in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve the afternoon of Feb. 18 when they spotted a human skull and other skeletal remains, according to sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. Read More
Authorities on Thursday deemed a suspicious package found at a Tenderloin building to be harmless, police said.
Firefighters had initially responded about 6:30 a.m. to a report of smoke coming from a garbage chute in the building at 44 McAllister St., fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in the chute and discovered that a resident had left a threatening note in his room and had also deactivated smoke detectors and sprinklers, Talmadge said. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department called off its search for a bomb about three hours after a threat was reported at a high school today.
The bomb threat at Archbishop Riordan High School, located at 175 Phelan Ave., was called in at 11:13 a.m., Officer Carlos Manfredi said. Officers stopped their search at about 2 p.m.
Nothing was found, Manfredi said. Some Muni buses in the area had being redirected during the search. Bishop Riordan High School is the city's oldest all-male high school. Read More
San Francisco city employees will soon receive tax relief for health benefits they receive for their same-sex partners in legislation given unanimous initial approval today by the city's Board of Supervisors. Health benefits in same-sex partnerships are currently taxed by the federal government as income while heterosexual couples' benefits are not.
Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell will reimburse nearly 400 city employees who receive that tax, which can total more than $1,750 annually. Read More
Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire that burned in an apartment building in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood this morning.
The fire was brought under control at about 12:45 p.m. after burning for just under an hour at a multi-unit building at Golden Gate and Larkin streets, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
The fire was first reported at about 11:55 a.m., a dispatcher said. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The cause remains under investigation. Read More
Former President Jimmy Carter is in San Francisco today for a Commonwealth Club conversation about the challenges facing the U.S. as a world superpower.
During his tenure as the 39th president of the U.S., President Carter helped broker peace between Israel and Egypt, established diplomatic relations with China and signed the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union to reduce the world's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Read More