MyRedBook.com Operator Gets 13 Month Prison Sentence
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MyRedBook.com Operator Gets 13 Month Prison Sentence

A Mountain View man was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison today for operating an online market for sex workers, according to the U.S….

Barricaded Suspect Arrested After 20 Hour Standoff
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Barricaded Suspect Arrested After 20 Hour Standoff

A 34-year-old man who barricaded himself into an apartment in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood during a domestic dispute late Tuesday was arrested after he…

Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding
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Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the city school board today announced $690.4 million in funding over the next two years for expanding…

Former SFPD Officer Who Testified in Corruption Trial Sentenced
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Former SFPD Officer Who Testified in Corruption Trial Sentenced

A former San Francisco police officer who testified against two colleagues in a federal corruption trial received the comparatively light sentence of 12 months in…

Muni to Implement Double Stopping at Certain Stations
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Muni to Implement Double Stopping at Certain Stations

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials are implementing double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend, according to the agency. Double…

Three Arrested in Connection with April Homicide
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Three Arrested in Connection with April Homicide

San Francisco police arrested three people early Wednesday on suspicion of homicide and other offenses for allegedly striking and killing a woman during a pursuit…

SF Earns Fourth Place in National City Park Ranking
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SF Earns Fourth Place in National City Park Ranking

The Trust for Public Land released the latest ParkScore Index today, which ranked Francisco number four among the top ten city park systems in the…

Suspect Peacefully Surrenders After Nearly 20 Hour Standoff
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Suspect Peacefully Surrenders After Nearly 20 Hour Standoff

A suspect who barricaded himself in an Ingleside apartment after an argument with his family peacefully surrendered this afternoon after a nearly 20-hour standoff with…

PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work
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PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work

A gas leak near the Moscone Center this afternoon appears to have been connected to construction work in the area on the Central Subway project,…

SFPD Seek Suspect Who Seriously Injured Elderly Woman in Chinatown Area
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SFPD Seek Suspect Who Seriously Injured Elderly Woman in Chinatown Area

San Francisco police investigators are urging the public to help them identify a suspect who struck a 77-year-old woman in the head multiple times causing…

Surveillance Video Sought of Puppy Abuse Suspect
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Surveillance Video Sought of Puppy Abuse Suspect

San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials today asked members of the community for any security footage that can help them find the person or…

Window Washing Company Cited for Worker’s 11 Story Fall Last Year
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Window Washing Company Cited for Worker’s 11 Story Fall Last Year

A Redwood City window washing company was hit with $12,765 in penalties today for five safety hazards that led to a worker plummeting 11 stories…

High-End Private Bus Company Suspends Service Amid CPUC Permit Dispute
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High-End Private Bus Company Suspends Service Amid CPUC Permit Dispute

A transit company offering a high-end private bus service in San Francisco abruptly halted service this week in response to a cease and desist letter…

Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless
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Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless

NeighborNest, a new community space staffed with Twitter employees, is opening today in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood to help homeless and low-income residents access…

SFPD Negotiators Trying to Coax Man Out of Apartment During 11 Hour Standoff
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SFPD Negotiators Trying to Coax Man Out of Apartment During 11 Hour Standoff

Police this morning remain at the scene of standoff between a suspect and officers at a residence in San Francisco’s Ingleside District. Officers responded at…

Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services
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Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services

Firefighters on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, after confirming the presence of black mold and other hazardous conditions at their former fire station last year, are…

SFPD Recruits Catch Burglar in the Act
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SFPD Recruits Catch Burglar in the Act

San Francisco police academy recruits on their way to a traffic-control assignment for the Bay to Breakers stopped a burglary in progress on Sunday, police…

SFPD Seek Suspect in Early Morning Tenderloin Shooting
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SFPD Seek Suspect in Early Morning Tenderloin Shooting

San Francisco police are looking for a gunman who fled in an SUV after shooting a man in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood early this morning….

Lower Court to Decide Whether SFPD Officers Violated ADA by Shooting Mentally Ill Woman in 2008
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Lower Court to Decide Whether SFPD Officers Violated ADA by Shooting Mentally Ill Woman in 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left a lower court to decide whether two San Francisco police officers violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when…

Power Restored in Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach Neighborhoods
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Power Restored in Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach Neighborhoods

A helium balloon is to blame for thousands of residents and businesses losing power in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods this afternoon,…

Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing
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Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing

Former redevelopment sites in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point, and Transbay neighborhoods could receive $500 million to accelerate construction of affordable…

Central Subway’s SoMa Portal Entrance Completed
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Central Subway’s SoMa Portal Entrance Completed

The South of Market portal entrance that will allow passengers to access 1.7 miles of tunnels that will make up San Francisco’s $1.56 billion Central…

FBI Offers $10K Reward for Man Connected to 7 Bank Robberies
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FBI Offers $10K Reward for Man Connected to 7 Bank Robberies

The FBI announced today they are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest of a man believed to be…

High Court Rules Officers Immune on 4th Amendment Claims for Shooting Mentally Ill Woman in 2008
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High Court Rules Officers Immune on 4th Amendment Claims for Shooting Mentally Ill Woman in 2008

Two San Francisco police officers are immune from liability for entering a mentally ill woman’s room in a group home in 2008 and shooting her…

Man Impersonating City Employee Burglarizes Woman’s Sunset Home
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Man Impersonating City Employee Burglarizes Woman’s Sunset Home

A man impersonating a city employee stole valuables after conning his way into the home of a 75-year-old woman in San Francisco’s Sunset District on…

Animal Care Official: Severely Injured Dog Dies, Abuse ‘Too Severe to Recover From’
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Animal Care Official: Severely Injured Dog Dies, Abuse ‘Too Severe to Recover From’

A severely abused dog found injured early Thursday morning in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood died today, according to an Animal Care and Control…

SFPD Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Bay to Breakers
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SFPD Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Bay to Breakers

Police arrested 11 people during this morning’s Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco, police said. Officers arrested five people on suspicion of felonies, three…

Emergency and Non-Emergency Calls Up Significantly This Year, Report Says
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Emergency and Non-Emergency Calls Up Significantly This Year, Report Says

Emergency and non-emergency calls to San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management are up 140 percent in the first three months of this year compared with…

Political Consultant Facing Child Pornography Charges Released After Posting Bail
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Political Consultant Facing Child Pornography Charges Released After Posting Bail

Prominent San Francisco political consultant Enrique Pearce posted bail early Thursday morning just hours after pleading not guilty at his arraignment to six felonies related…

More Than 150 Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew Members Fall Ill to Norovirus
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More Than 150 Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew Members Fall Ill to Norovirus

More than 150 passengers and crewmembers aboard a Princess Cruise ship fell sick with gastrointestinal illness when a Norovirus outbreak occurred on a round-trip cruise…

Taxi Driver Robbed, Assaulted by Woman Armed With Knife
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Taxi Driver Robbed, Assaulted by Woman Armed With Knife

A woman armed with a knife assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old taxi driver who transported her to San Francisco’s Bayview District late Thursday night, a…

Man Robs Outer Richmond Bank at Gunpoint, Remains at Large
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Man Robs Outer Richmond Bank at Gunpoint, Remains at Large

A man armed with a handgun robbed a bank in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District on Thursday afternoon, according to a police spokesman. At around…

SFPD Asking for Help Finding Red Urn with Ashes of Dead Mother Inside
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SFPD Asking for Help Finding Red Urn with Ashes of Dead Mother Inside

Police are asking for help finding a suspect and the red urn the suspect took from a home in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood in…

100 Year Old City Hall Becomes World’s Oldest Existing Building to be LEED Platinum Certified
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100 Year Old City Hall Becomes World’s Oldest Existing Building to be LEED Platinum Certified

The 100-year-old San Francisco City Hall is now the world’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum certification for existing building operations and management, according to…

Musicians, Videographer File Civil Rights Lawsuit After SFPD Raids Music Video Shoot
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Musicians, Videographer File Civil Rights Lawsuit After SFPD Raids Music Video Shoot

Four men detained in a raid of a rap music video shoot in the city’s Hunters Point neighborhood in March filed a civil rights lawsuit…

Entrepreneur Claims Uber Founders and Investors Stole His Idea
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Entrepreneur Claims Uber Founders and Investors Stole His Idea

A California entrepreneur sued Uber Technologies Inc., its founders and several investors in San Francisco Superior Court today, claiming they stole his idea and plans…

Pac Heights Robber Remains at Large After Fleeing in Taxi
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Pac Heights Robber Remains at Large After Fleeing in Taxi

A robbery suspect fled in a taxi after a bank heist in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police said. At about 1:15 p.m….

Franchisee for Haight McDonald’s Denies Knowledge of Alleged Drug Issues
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Franchisee for Haight McDonald’s Denies Knowledge of Alleged Drug Issues

The franchisee that operates the McDonald’s at Haight and Stanyan streets in San Francisco today denied knowledge of alleged problems with drug sales at the…

SFPD Seek Suspect Accused of Shooting Two Men in Potrero Hill
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SFPD Seek Suspect Accused of Shooting Two Men in Potrero Hill

San Francisco police are searching for a gunman who allegedly shot at two men Tuesday afternoon as they sat in their car in the city’s…

School Honors Memory of 12 Year Old Boy Fatally Struck by Muni
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School Honors Memory of 12 Year Old Boy Fatally Struck by Muni

A middle school attended by a 12-year-old boy who died Tuesday when he was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle will hold…