Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution
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Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted down a resolution drafted by San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos affirming the board’s support of the right of…

No Arrests Made in String of SF Bank Robberies
Crime

No Arrests Made in String of SF Bank Robberies

No arrests have been made in three similar bank robberies across San Francisco on Tuesday, police said. In each incident the suspect, a man in…

Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified
Bay Area

Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Treasure Island after a chase on the Bay Bridge and San Francisco city streets with California Highway Patrol…

Four Suspected Arson Vehicle Fires Ignited Within Two Hour Span
Crime

Four Suspected Arson Vehicle Fires Ignited Within Two Hour Span

Four vehicle fires in San Francisco’s Mission District and Dolores Heights neighborhood that occurred within a two-hour span early this morning are being investigated as…

Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mission Stabbing
Crime

Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mission Stabbing

A man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in the chest in San Francisco’s Mission District on Tuesday night, police said. The victim, identified…

Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board
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Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board

San Francisco community members and retirees spoke out at the board of supervisors meeting today against Mayor Ed Lee’s reappointment of Wendy Paskin-Jordan to the…

Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints
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Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed introduced an ordinance at the board of supervisors meeting today to preserve the city’s music venues at a time when…

Treasure Island Ramp Reopened After Fatal Crash of Fleeing Motorcyclist
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Treasure Island Ramp Reopened After Fatal Crash of Fleeing Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers died this afternoon after crashing on the Interstate 80 on-ramp from Treasure Island, according to the CHP….

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents
Bay Area

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents

A federal judge has ordered Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker to turn over documents to a court-appointed official who is investigating why the city is…

Man Dressed as Santa Claus Robs Bank During Santacon
Crime

Man Dressed as Santa Claus Robs Bank During Santacon

A man in a Santa suit remains at large after he robbed a bank in downtown San Francisco on Saturday during Santacon, a citywide pub…

Five Arrested in Raid of Bayview Marijuana Grow House
Crime

Five Arrested in Raid of Bayview Marijuana Grow House

Five people were arrested in San Francisco’s Bayview District last week after police raided an illegal marijuana grow house with over 200 plants, according to…

Transient Man Arrested for Murder of Another Transient Man Beneath 101 On-Ramp
Crime

Transient Man Arrested for Murder of Another Transient Man Beneath 101 On-Ramp

Police arrested a transient man on suspicion of murdering another transient man beneath the U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp in San Francisco’s Mission District on Monday…

Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong
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Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong

Economic data for the City and County of San Francisco indicate the job and residential real estate markets remain strong, according to a report released…

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC
Bay Area

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…

Father of Michael Brown Speaks with Students at Mission High School
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Father of Michael Brown Speaks with Students at Mission High School

Michael Brown Sr., whose son’s death in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer sparked a wave of protests in the Bay Area and around the…

Man Seriously Injured in North Beach Shooting
Crime

Man Seriously Injured in North Beach Shooting

A man was seriously injured in a shooting in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said today. The shooting was reported around…

Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes
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Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes

A 48-year-old man initially believed to have broken into a luxury apartment garage and then torched a Mercedes sedan in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood…

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in UN Plaza Robbery
Crime

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in UN Plaza Robbery

A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was assaulted and robbed at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco on Friday morning, police said. At about…

$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead
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$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a settlement of nearly $3 million to the family of Lynne Spalding,…

Appealing TV: Ascension, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, and The 100
Culture

Appealing TV: Ascension, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, and The 100

So what if your favorite show didn’t get nominated for the Golden Globes? The Golden Globes is like being a kid at a family function…

SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends
Bay Area

SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends

Restaurant workers returned to work at SFO Saturday after a two-day strike, union officials have announced. Union representatives said the strike caused widespread disruption to…

SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students
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SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students

Every high school student enrolled in San Francisco public schools during the next school year just gained the opportunity to take an ethnic studies class,…

Safeway Truck Overturned, Driver Injured in Collision
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Safeway Truck Overturned, Driver Injured in Collision

Police are responding to a collision involving a Safeway grocery truck and another car this evening in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights neighborhood, police said….

Demonstrators Hold Rally at Civic Center, March on Market St
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Demonstrators Hold Rally at Civic Center, March on Market St

Hundreds of people held a rally and are marching through the streets of San Francisco today to protest police brutality, according to the San Francisco…

SFPD Clears Decades Long Backlog of More Than 750 Unprocessed Rape Kits
Crime

SFPD Clears Decades Long Backlog of More Than 750 Unprocessed Rape Kits

The San Francisco Police Department announced this week that it has cleared a backlog of sexual assault kits dating back more than 10 years. More…

Man Shot and Killed in Tenderloin Identified
Crime

Man Shot and Killed in Tenderloin Identified

A 55-year-old man who was shot and killed in a building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Thursday morning has been identified. The San Francisco…

Pedestrian Suffers Fractured Skull in Tenderloin Hit and Run
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Pedestrian Suffers Fractured Skull in Tenderloin Hit and Run

A woman crossing the street in a crosswalk suffered a fractured skull in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early this morning, police…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Yusuf Islam, Stanton Moore, Ryan Adams

Here we are, another weekend approaching with the promise of great music. You’ve survived Rainocalpyse, the storm that rivals storms that I don’t even remember…

Weekend Watch: Top Five, Exodus: Gods And Kings, The Captive, The Imitation Game, Zero Motivation
Culture

Weekend Watch: Top Five, Exodus: Gods And Kings, The Captive, The Imitation Game, Zero Motivation

Top Five – Everywhere Chris Rock wrote, directed, and stars in this smart comedy about a comedian–not too unlike Chris Rock himself–who tries to reboot…

Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather
Bay Area

Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather

A two-day strike by nearly 1,000 restaurant workers is set to continue Friday at San Francisco International Airport but airport officials say most restaurants remain…

Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods
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Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance earlier this week that will stop the issuance of new tobacco permits to retailers in San…

Residents Urged to Call 311 to Report Location of Homeless Individuals in Need of Shelter
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Residents Urged to Call 311 to Report Location of Homeless Individuals in Need of Shelter

The San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team is transporting homeless individuals to emergency shelters tonight and is urging residents to contact them immediately if they see…

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution
Bay Area

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution

A Mountain View man pleaded guilty today to facilitating prostitution by running a website that allowed sex workers to advertise services and make private arrangements,…

Elderly Patient Identified at SF General Hospital
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Elderly Patient Identified at SF General Hospital

San Francisco General Hospital has identified an elderly man who was admitted Wednesday but was not able to tell hospital staff his name, a SFGH…

Residents Urged to Stay Away From Beaches, Report Flooding Hazards to 311
Bay Area

Residents Urged to Stay Away From Beaches, Report Flooding Hazards to 311

Flooded roadways in San Francisco and high surf along the coast has prompted city departments today to ask the public to stay out of the…

Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday
Bay Area

Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday

With heavy winds and rain expected to mostly subside tonight after drenching the Bay Area, most schools in the region that closed today are expected…

Man Fatally Shot Inside Tenderloin Building
Crime

Man Fatally Shot Inside Tenderloin Building

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood early this morning. At about 12:40 a.m., police and…

SF General Seeks Help in Identifying Elderly Patient
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SF General Seeks Help in Identifying Elderly Patient

San Francisco General Hospital is asking the public for help in identifying an elderly man admitted to the hospital on Wednesday who has not been…

CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm
Bay Area

CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm

San Francisco State University and City College San Francisco are among the large number of Bay Area schools closing Thursday because of a potentially dangerous…

Warriors Unveil New Plans for Mission Bay Arena
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Warriors Unveil New Plans for Mission Bay Arena

The Golden State Warriors today released new plans for a gleaming 18,064-seat arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood set to open in 2018. The…