San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case
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San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case

San Bruno officials announced today they support a proposed increased $1.6 billion penalty and fine for PG&E Co. for a fatal 2010 pipeline explosion in…

United Farm Workers Union Express Support of Farm Works Contracts in California, Mexico
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United Farm Workers Union Express Support of Farm Works Contracts in California, Mexico

United Farm Workers of America President Arturo Rodriguez and members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors gathered with dozens of farm workers employed by…

SFPD Officer Not Seriously Injured in SoMa Collision
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SFPD Officer Not Seriously Injured in SoMa Collision

A police officer was not seriously injured in a crash with another vehicle in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood late this morning, a police…

Public Meeting Held on Possible Relocation of Alcatraz Ferry Landing
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Public Meeting Held on Possible Relocation of Alcatraz Ferry Landing

The National Park Service will hold a public meeting this afternoon to discuss a new long-term location for the ferry landing taking visitors to Alcatraz…

Man Armed With Kitchen Knife Robs Mission Terrace Bank
Crime

Man Armed With Kitchen Knife Robs Mission Terrace Bank

A man armed with a kitchen knife robbed a bank in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood on Monday afternoon, police said. The suspect, described as…

SFPD Arrest Pair in Double Homicide at Crocker Amazon Playground
Crime

SFPD Arrest Pair in Double Homicide at Crocker Amazon Playground

Police have arrested two men suspected of a double fatal shooting in the parking lot of the Crocker Amazon Playground in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood…

And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?
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And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?

The Road to Wrestlemania is a tag line (and probably copyrighted) that essentially describes the entire WWE’s collective journey to the biggest event of the…

Man Shot in Leg in Bayview
Crime

Man Shot in Leg in Bayview

A man was shot in the leg after shopping and leaving a store in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood Monday night, according to the San Francisco…

Suspect Barricaded in NoPa Detained Without Incident
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Suspect Barricaded in NoPa Detained Without Incident

San Francisco police have detained a man who barricaded himself for about four hours today inside a residential building in the city’s North of Panhandle…

Former Supe President Peskin Announces Run for District 3 Seat
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Former Supe President Peskin Announces Run for District 3 Seat

Former San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced today that he is running for his former seat in District 3 in the November election. Peskin, 50,…

SFPD Chief Anticipates Terminations Following Investigation into Officers’ Biased Text Messages
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SFPD Chief Anticipates Terminations Following Investigation into Officers’ Biased Text Messages

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said today that he anticipates an internal investigation into police officers who allegedly exchanged offensive text messages expressing racist…

‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering
Bay Area

‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering

Two federal investigators have been charged in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin during the…

Western Addition Man Shot at his Front Door During Robbery
Crime

Western Addition Man Shot at his Front Door During Robbery

A San Francisco man was shot at the front door of his Western Addition apartment during a robbery late Friday night, according to police. The…

Man Struck in Head With Baseball Bat in Mission District Fight
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Man Struck in Head With Baseball Bat in Mission District Fight

A man was struck in the head with a baseball bat during a fight in San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday evening, police said. The…

Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD
Bay Area

Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD

The mother of 26-year-old Oakland resident O’Shaine Evans, who was shot and killed by undercover San Francisco police officers near AT&T Park last October, filed…

Pedestrian Suffers Major Injuries in Nob Hill Crash
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Pedestrian Suffers Major Injuries in Nob Hill Crash

A 72-year-old man suffered serious head trauma after being struck by a car in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood Saturday afternoon, according to police. At…

Three Arrested After Fight with Glass Bottles, Baseball Bat
Crime

Three Arrested After Fight with Glass Bottles, Baseball Bat

Three male transients were arrested Sunday evening after an altercation turned violent at a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to police. The incident…

Man Stabbed During Portola Robbery
Crime

Man Stabbed During Portola Robbery

A 66-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday evening while being robbed at knifepoint in San Francisco’s Portola District, according to police. The incident was reported…

Driver Bails Out of Moving Vehicle After Being Shot in Bayview
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Driver Bails Out of Moving Vehicle After Being Shot in Bayview

A 23-year-old man was shot while driving in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday night, according to police. At 9:56 p.m., the man heard gunfire…

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assaults in Lower Nob Hill
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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assaults in Lower Nob Hill

Police have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of targeting and sexually assaulting women in and around San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood. The suspect,…

Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending
Culture

Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending

Jesus isn’t the only fictional character being brought back to life this week. So, what else is on? Monday, March 30 Monday Night RAW (8pm,…

Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals
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Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals

Do you want to feel like a kid again? And I’m not even talking about being a kid in the arrested development, Peter Pan on…

SFFD Extinguish One-Alarm Fire at Pacific Heights Home
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SFFD Extinguish One-Alarm Fire at Pacific Heights Home

Firefighters have extinguished a one-alarm fire at a residence in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood this afternoon, according to a fire dispatcher. Fire crews responded…

Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame
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Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania Walking into Axxess, WWE’s flagship fan experience at the San Jose Convention Center,…

One Killed in Shooting Near Crocker Amazon Playground
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One Killed in Shooting Near Crocker Amazon Playground

One person died after he was shot near Crocker Amazon Playground in San Francisco this evening, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to a report…

Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT
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Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania They don’t call it the Road to Wrestlemania for nothing. Wrestlemania 31 itself…

Public Library to Unveil New Name of Bayview Branch
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Public Library to Unveil New Name of Bayview Branch

San Francisco Public Library officials and residents of San Francisco will celebrate the renaming of the Bayview Branch of the city’s library system today, library…

Jury Shoots Down Ellen Pao’s Sex Discrimination Claims Against Silicon Valley VC Firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers
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Jury Shoots Down Ellen Pao’s Sex Discrimination Claims Against Silicon Valley VC Firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers

A San Francisco jury this afternoon found that sex discrimination allegations lodged against Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in a…

Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law
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Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law

Both the City of San Francisco and San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce Inc. have barred all employee trips to Indiana after Indiana Governor Mike…

Woman Shoots Herself in Hand in Bayview
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Woman Shoots Herself in Hand in Bayview

A woman was shot in the hand in the Bayview neighborhood Thursday afternoon, San Francisco police said today. Police received a report of the shooting…

Man Shot in Leg in Inner Mission
Crime

Man Shot in Leg in Inner Mission

A man was shot in the leg in the Inner Mission neighborhood of San Francisco early this morning, San Francisco Police Department officials said today….

SFPD Seek Suspect Who Injured Three in Shooting at Public Housing Complex
Crime

SFPD Seek Suspect Who Injured Three in Shooting at Public Housing Complex

Two men suffered gunshot injuries and a third was cut by glass during a shooting at the Potrero Terrace public housing complex in San Francisco’s…

Youth Produce Rap Video to Share Importance of SF’s Sewer System
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Youth Produce Rap Video to Share Importance of SF’s Sewer System

Youth interns with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission helped produce a rap video highlighting the importance of the city’s sewer system and the ongoing…

Investigators Trying to Determine Whether Fatal Camper Van Fire Was Arson
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Investigators Trying to Determine Whether Fatal Camper Van Fire Was Arson

Investigators are still determining the cause of a camper van fire in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood Thursday and whether someone set the fire intentionally, police…

Weekend Watch: Get Hard, Home, Danny Collins, Serena
Culture

Weekend Watch: Get Hard, Home, Danny Collins, Serena

Get Hard – Everywhere If you haven’t already been bombarded with trailers and ads for this Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy, well, I envy…

A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans
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A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania For those keeping track at home, this weekend’s Wrestlemania, which goes down in…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Rubblebucket, Toro y Moi, and Travis Scott

Truly, the most important thing to happen this weekend is Wrestlemania, which SFAppeal TV critic and all-around rad dude Paolo (and myself) will be covering….

CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders
Bay Area

CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is taking steps to carry out a state Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory residency restrictions for…

Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes
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Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes

Jail inmates held in San Francisco’s Hall of Justice allege sheriff’s deputies have forced them to fight “gladiator-style” while deputies placed bets on the outcomes,…

SFPD Respond to Shooting Potrero Hill
Crime

SFPD Respond to Shooting Potrero Hill

Police are responding to a shooting this evening that occurred in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. The incident was reported around 4:30 p.m. on 25th…