The fatal shooting of two young mountain lions in Half Moon Bay earlier this month has prompted a Monterey-based wildlife rescue group to petition the state Department of Fish and Game about its policies toward such animals.
On Dec. 1, game wardens shot the mountain lions that had taken refuge under the porch of a home in the 800 block of Correas Street earlier that week. The cubs were about 10 months old and each weighed about 30 pounds.
The decision to kill the animals was made in the name of public safety, Fish and Game officials said. Read More
The California Department of Fish and Game this month is releasing thousands of trout into more than a dozen Bay Area lakes, to the delight of local anglers. Some of the fish weigh as much as 2 pounds, according to the department.
“We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing,” said Scott Wilson, Fish and Game’s acting regional manager. Read More
New charges were filed Friday in connection with the murder of a man who died after he and a woman were found bound and gagged on a street in Visitacion Valley.
Stephen Reid, 26, was found tied up and injured in the middle of the 900 block of Brussels Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, along with an 18-year-old woman. The woman, whose injuries were initially considered life threatening, is expected to recover, but Reid, who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, died at the hospital shortly after he was found. Read More
San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. has committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing of its products by 2020 following a Greenpeace-organized protest at its headquarters Wednesday morning, according to Greenpeace activists and company officials.
Protesters gathered at the clothier’s headquarters at 1155 Battery St. to protest the company’s use of certain chemicals in Mexican factories where some of its apparel is manufactured. The protest included a “foam river” in the plaza and models in Levi’s jeans wading in the “river.” Read More
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a July robbery in the Western Addition neighborhood that was caught on surveillance video.
The robbery was reported July 5 near Laguna and Cleary streets.
Two suspects pistol-whipped and robbed a victim at gunpoint before fleeing in a newer-model silver Dodge Charger with a white rag behind the rear headrest, according to police. Read More
A man was struck and killed by a truck on Market Street on Monday afternoon. The collision was reported about 2:30 p.m. at Market and Beale streets, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The truck driver reportedly stopped and cooperated with investigators.A witness at the scene who declined to give his name said that as he was waiting to cross the street, he saw the truck hit the victim as the victim crossed Beale Street in a crosswalk. He said paramedics administered CPR, but to no avail. Read More
A group of protesters who said they are fighting to protect homeowners shut down a bank Thursday morning in the Bayview district.
The roughly 25 protesters shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 3801 Third St. about 11 a.m. as part of a day of action organized by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Occupy Bernal. Read More
A tree fell onto a home in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The incident was reported at 7:23 a.m. on Lurmont Terrace, a small street just south of the famed crooked part of Lombard Street, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
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The top of a tree about 3 feet in diameter fell onto the roof of the house, Talmadge said.
No one was injured, she said. Read More
A man was shot while standing in front of a liquor store in San Francisco's Mission District early this morning, police said.
The shooting was reported at 12:58 a.m. near 24th and Shotwell streets.
The victim was approached by a suspect in his early 20s who shot him in the torso and then fled in a black vehicle, according to police.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said. Read More
Crews in Daly City continue to shore up a hillside where a water main broke two weeks ago, sending thousands of gallons of water and mud onto nearby streets.
City Manager Patricia Martel said about $497,000 has so far been spent to replace more than 5,000 cubic yards of soil and natural vegetation near Hillside Park, where the pipe burst early Nov. 13. Read More
Supporters of a plan to convert the Beach Chalet soccer fields in Golden Gate Park from grass to artificial turf asked a judge Tuesday to allow them to join The City in fighting a lawsuit filed by opponents seeking to block the project. Read More
A series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday morning, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on parts of the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
The storms will start around the time of the morning commute Wednesday and continue through the weekend, bringing winds of 40 to 50 mph and 1 to 3 inches of rain to most parts of the Bay Area, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
“This is certainly the biggest storm of the season so far,” Anderson said. “Typically, we get our big rain events in December and January.” Read More
As the temperature drops, a number of winter shelters throughout the Bay Area are opening up to accommodate homeless people, keeping them safe on cold and rainy nights.
The San Francisco Interfaith Council offers shelter services throughout the winter.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 1031 Franklin St. opened Sunday, serving as many as 65 people daily and providing dinner and breakfast. The shelter closes Dec. 8. Service runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Read More
Work on the new span of the Bay Bridge has passed its last major milestone following the successful transfer of the roadway’s weight to the tower of the new $6.3 billion span set to open Labor Day.
“We can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday at a news conference. Read More
A house cleaner is accused of cleaning out jewelry from homes she was paid to tidy up.
Officers arrested Martha Quintero-Ramirez, 36, in Redwood City on Saturday on suspicion of burglary after catching her with stolen items from Palo Alto homes she cleaned, police said. Read More