Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using…

Closing Arguments Begin in South SF Triple Murder Racketeering Case

Closing Arguments Begin in South SF Triple Murder Racketeering Case

A two-and-a-half month racketeering trial in which two alleged gang members are accused of a triple murder in South San Francisco in 2010 began winding…

PG&E Officials, CPUC President’s Chief of Staff Removed Over Inappropriate Emails

PG&E Officials, CPUC President’s Chief of Staff Removed Over Inappropriate Emails

Inappropriate email exchanges regarding regulatory proceedings led to the ouster of high-ranking PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission employees today. CPUC President Michael Peevey’s chief…

Driver Who Slammed Into Comstock Saloon Arrested On Outstanding Drug Warrant

Driver Who Slammed Into Comstock Saloon Arrested On Outstanding Drug Warrant

A man who crashed a vehicle into a bar in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood this afternoon was arrested on an outstanding $250,000 warrant from…

Pedestrian Mysteriously Injured in Richmond District

Pedestrian Mysteriously Injured in Richmond District

A pedestrian was injured in San Francisco’s Richmond District this afternoon and investigators are trying to determine whether he was struck by a car or…

Victim Shot During Mission Terrace Robbery

Victim Shot During Mission Terrace Robbery

A shooting occurred during a robbery in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood this morning, a police spokesman said. The shooting was reported around 7:45 a.m….

Child Injured in Collision with Taxi Near SF Caltrain Station

Child Injured in Collision with Taxi Near SF Caltrain Station

An 11-year-old child was injured in a collision with a taxi near Caltrain’s 22nd Street station in San Francisco this afternoon, a police spokesman said….

Motorcyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Dogpatch Crash

Motorcyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Dogpatch Crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood this afternoon, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to a report of…

Police Take Barricaded Inner Richmond Suspect into Custody

Police Take Barricaded Inner Richmond Suspect into Custody

San Francisco police responded to a barricaded subject in the city’s Inner Richmond neighborhood this evening, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to the incident…

Traffic Snarled After Tour Bus Dumps Fuel In Union Square

Traffic Snarled After Tour Bus Dumps Fuel In Union Square

Hazardous materials crews are mopping up fuel spilled from a tour bus in San Francisco’s Union Square this afternoon, fire officials said. The fuel spill…

SFPD Lateral Class Graduation Adds 10 Officers to the Force

SFPD Lateral Class Graduation Adds 10 Officers to the Force

Ten officers have been added to the San Francisco Police Department after Friday’s graduation ceremony for the 242nd lateral class, police said. The officers together…

Autopsy Report Finds Police Struck Alex Nieto With at Least 10 Bullets

Autopsy Report Finds Police Struck Alex Nieto With at Least 10 Bullets

The San Francisco medical examiner’s office released a full autopsy report today for 28-year-old Alejandro “Alex” Nieto that confirmed he was struck by at least…

Supe Campos Calls for Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over Profile Name Crackdown

Supe Campos Calls for Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over Profile Name Crackdown

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website’s recent crackdown on…

Gov. Jerry Brown Celebrates 20 Years of Americorps Volunteers

Gov. Jerry Brown Celebrates 20 Years of Americorps Volunteers

California Governor Jerry Brown celebrated two decades of the AmeriCorps national service program with volunteers at the Presidio in San Francisco this morning while President…

Suspect in Potrero Hill Homicide Already Detained for Unrelated Crime

Suspect in Potrero Hill Homicide Already Detained for Unrelated Crime

A 26-year-old man already in jail has been arrested in connection with a homicide in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood last month, police announced today….

Australian Man Falls 15 Seconds Short of Beating Swim Record from SF to Alcatraz

Australian Man Falls 15 Seconds Short of Beating Swim Record from SF to Alcatraz

An Australian man fell 15 seconds short of breaking the record currently held by a Tiburon resident of swimming back and forth from San Francisco…

Woman Who Hit Van That Crashed into Subway Restaurant Cited for Running Red Light

Woman Who Hit Van That Crashed into Subway Restaurant Cited for Running Red Light

A woman who crashed into a van that then crashed into a Subway restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District early this morning was cited for…

Shooting Victim Found Near Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

Shooting Victim Found Near Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

A seriously wounded gunshot victim was found near San Francisco General Hospital this evening, according to police. The victim, a male in his 20s, was…

Prosecutors Dispute Keith Jackson’s Bid on Undercover Agents

Prosecutors Dispute Keith Jackson’s Bid on Undercover Agents

Federal prosecutors, alleging that former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson is “far from an innocent lured into criminal conduct,” have asked a U.S….

President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake a Major Disaster

President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake a Major Disaster

President Barack Obama today declared a major disaster in California due to a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Napa County on Aug. 24th, according…

50th Annual Rolex Big Boat Series Kicks Off Today

50th Annual Rolex Big Boat Series Kicks Off Today

Dozens of sailboats are streaking across San Francisco Bay today competing in the first of four days of the Rolex Big Boat Series. The 50th…

HP Russian Subsidiary Pleads Guilty, Fined $58.8M For Violating U.S. Anti-Bribery Law

HP Russian Subsidiary Pleads Guilty, Fined $58.8M For Violating U.S. Anti-Bribery Law

A Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose today to violating a U.S. anti-bribery law and was sentenced to…

Mission District Stabbing Victim Identified

Mission District Stabbing Victim Identified

A 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in San Francisco’s Mission District late Tuesday night has been identified, the medical examiner’s office said today….

Selig Addresses Rule Changes, Handling of Domestic Violence on AT&T Park Visit

Selig Addresses Rule Changes, Handling of Domestic Violence on AT&T Park Visit

While visiting the San Francisco Giants on his farewell tour of Major League Baseball stadiums, outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig took more questions on cross-Bay rivals…

Funeral Held For 14-Year-Old Stabbing Victim Rashawn Williams

Funeral Held For 14-Year-Old Stabbing Victim Rashawn Williams

A funeral service was held this morning in remembrance of 14-year-old Rashawn Williams, who was fatally stabbed in San Francisco’s Mission District last week. The…

Man Has Camera Equipment Stolen at Gunpoint on Treasure Island

Man Has Camera Equipment Stolen at Gunpoint on Treasure Island

Two suspects stole a man’s camera equipment and other belongings at gunpoint on San Francisco’s Treasure Island on Wednesday night, police said today. At about…

Mother and Son Sentenced to Serve Disabled Community After Disabled Placard Scheme Conviction

Mother and Son Sentenced to Serve Disabled Community After Disabled Placard Scheme Conviction

A San Francisco mother and her grown son were each sentenced to three years felony probation and 1,000 hours of service assisting the disabled community…

City Attorney, ACCJC Spar in Hearing of City College Lawsuit

City Attorney, ACCJC Spar in Hearing of City College Lawsuit

In a lawsuit that could go to trial next month, attorneys for San Francisco and a regional accrediting commission argued at a hearing today over…

Muni Painter Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing City Gas

Muni Painter Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing City Gas

A San Francisco Municipal Transportation employee was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of gasoline from the city, police said today. In…

Appeals Court Rules Housing-Distance Restriction for Sexual Predators Must Be Measured by Straight Line

Appeals Court Rules Housing-Distance Restriction for Sexual Predators Must Be Measured by Straight Line

A state appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that a housing-distance restriction requiring certain sexual predators to live at least one-fourth of a mile…

Fleet Week Kicks off Next Month

Fleet Week Kicks off Next Month

Fleet Week is returning to form when it comes to San Francisco next month. City and military officials held a news conference today to discuss…

Spare the Air Day Issued for Thursday

Spare the Air Day Issued for Thursday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area for Thursday because of unhealthy air quality expected in the region from motor…

Woman Taken To Hospital After Muni Metro Train Strikes Her At Van Ness Station

Woman Taken To Hospital After Muni Metro Train Strikes Her At Van Ness Station

1:41 PM: San Francisco Municipal Railway’s Muni Metro service has resumed this afternoon after a woman jumped in front of a train in an apparent…

Man Shot in Western Addition

Man Shot in Western Addition

A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood on Tuesday night, police said today. The victim was walking with…

Man Stabbed in Mission District

Man Stabbed in Mission District

A man was stabbed to death in San Francisco’s Mission District late Tuesday night, police said today. The stabbing was reported at 11:49 p.m. near…

Supe Chiu Argues Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Discriminate Against Asian American Women

Supe Chiu Argues Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Discriminate Against Asian American Women

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu announced a resolution to the board of supervisors today opposing sex-selective abortion bans, stating that the bans are rooted in…

Blind Advocacy Group, Author, Sue Uber Over Alleged Discrimination

Blind Advocacy Group, Author, Sue Uber Over Alleged Discrimination

A blind author and the National Federation of the Blind sued ridesharing company Uber in federal court in San Francisco today, alleging that it discriminates…

SFFD Quickly Controls Small Fire in Basement of Women’s Shelter

SFFD Quickly Controls Small Fire in Basement of Women’s Shelter

Firefighters quickly controlled a small fire at a women’s homeless shelter in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this afternoon that started in a clothes…

Body Pulled From Lake in Golden Gate Park

Body Pulled From Lake in Golden Gate Park

A body was pulled from a lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this morning, police said. A city employee found the body in Mallard…

F-Market Involved in Crash with Another Vehicle

F-Market Involved in Crash with Another Vehicle

A San Francisco Municipal Railway historic streetcar was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Market Street this afternoon, a Muni spokesman said. The…