Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims

Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener held a hearing today to discuss current fees and policies that require victims of auto thefts to pay a hefty…

Ten Indicted in Bay Area Human Trafficking and Brothel Ring

Ten Indicted in Bay Area Human Trafficking and Brothel Ring

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted ten people who allegedly ran a network of 40 brothels throughout the Bay Area employing women…

Tour Guide’s Tirade Prompts Call for Better Training and Oversight by Tour Industry

Tour Guide’s Tirade Prompts Call for Better Training and Oversight by Tour Industry

City officials and Chinatown community leaders rallied today in response to an expletive-filled speech by a tour guide denigrating the neighborhood and its residents and…

Woman Struck and Killed by Cable Car-Style Tour Bus Outside City Hall

Woman Struck and Killed by Cable Car-Style Tour Bus Outside City Hall

A woman who was hit by a tour bus outside San Francisco City Hall this morning has died as a result of her injuries. The…

City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law

City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he will appeal a ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday that invalidates a city ordinance requiring landlords…

Jail Offering Computer Tablets to Inmates

Jail Offering Computer Tablets to Inmates

Inmate education at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department just got a little more sophisticated. Beginning this week, jail inmates will have the opportunity to access…

Suspects Arrested on Suspicion of Assaulting Man, Stealing His Camera at Alamo Square Park

Suspects Arrested on Suspicion of Assaulting Man, Stealing His Camera at Alamo Square Park

Four men in their late teens and early 20s were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 53-year-old man and stealing his camera in San Francisco’s…

SF Zoo, SPCA Enter World Series Wagers

SF Zoo, SPCA Enter World Series Wagers

Two organizations aimed at animal care entered into World Series wagers this week, according to representatives. The San Francisco Zoological Society and the San Francisco…

Contractor Finds Training Grenades in Noe Valley Home

Contractor Finds Training Grenades in Noe Valley Home

At least three training grenades were found in the basement of a home in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood on Wednesday evening, police said. Police…

Man Shot in Leg During Mission District Argument

Man Shot in Leg During Mission District Argument

A man shot another man in the leg during an argument early this morning in San Francisco’s Mission District, police said. Police received a report…

Fee to Use Golden Gate Bridge Sidewalk Among Proposed Initiatives to Reduce Proposed Deficit

Fee to Use Golden Gate Bridge Sidewalk Among Proposed Initiatives to Reduce Proposed Deficit

Charging bicyclists and pedestrians for access to the Golden Gate Bridge’s sidewalk is among 45 initiatives the Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors…

UberX Drivers Rally For Fair Pay Outside Uber Headquarters

UberX Drivers Rally For Fair Pay Outside Uber Headquarters

Dozens of Uber drivers held a rally in front of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco this afternoon to protest what they say are unfair…

Bail For Brothers Suspected of Mission District Stabbing Set at $3M

Bail For Brothers Suspected of Mission District Stabbing Set at $3M

A San Francisco Superior Court judge set bail at $3 million a piece today for two San Francisco brothers arrested Sunday in connection with the…

Three MS-13 Members Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Daly City Murder

Three MS-13 Members Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Daly City Murder

Three MS-13 gang members were sentenced to 27 years in prison this morning for the 2010 murder of a cook in Daly City when they…

5 Indicted in Bid Rigging Scheme in SF, San Mateo County

5 Indicted in Bid Rigging Scheme in SF, San Mateo County

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo County have been indicted in federal court in…

Mayor Says Ambulance Response Times Improving

Mayor Says Ambulance Response Times Improving

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee expressed his support for San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday following calls by the…

Driver of Stolen Vehicle who Killed Bicyclist Charged with Murder, Mayhem

Driver of Stolen Vehicle who Killed Bicyclist Charged with Murder, Mayhem

A man who allegedly killed a bicyclist while fleeing from police in a stolen van in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood in July is now facing…

Partial Eclipse Visible From Bay Area This Afternoon

Partial Eclipse Visible From Bay Area This Afternoon

On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts…

Federal Judge Finds San Rafael Restaurant Committed Wage Violations and Intimidated Employees

Federal Judge Finds San Rafael Restaurant Committed Wage Violations and Intimidated Employees

A federal jury in San Francisco returned a verdict against the Seafood Peddler of San Rafael restaurant and its owner, Alphonse Silvestri, finding they retaliated…

Maritime Historical Park Proposes Doubling Entrance Fees

Maritime Historical Park Proposes Doubling Entrance Fees

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is proposing to double its entrance fees for adults and annual park passes, representatives from the park said…

Supes Pass Legislation Regulating Short-Term Rentals, Ordinance Heads to Mayor

Supes Pass Legislation Regulating Short-Term Rentals, Ordinance Heads to Mayor

An ordinance passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today sends a bill creating a regulatory system for short-term rentals in San Francisco to…

Legislation Introduced Today Requiring Pharmaceutical Companies to Fund Drug Take-Back Programs

Legislation Introduced Today Requiring Pharmaceutical Companies to Fund Drug Take-Back Programs

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation today that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund…

Federal Judge Strikes Down City Ordinance Requiring Steep Payouts to Ellis Act Evictees

Federal Judge Strikes Down City Ordinance Requiring Steep Payouts to Ellis Act Evictees

A federal judge today struck down a San Francisco ordinance that steeply increased payments landlords were required to pay tenants evicted from properties they intended…

Man Seriously Injured in Mission District Hit-and-Run

Man Seriously Injured in Mission District Hit-and-Run

The driver of a dark-colored SUV struck a man in San Francisco’s Mission District before fleeing the scene early Monday morning, police said today. At…

SF, KC Mayors Make Bet on World Series

SF, KC Mayors Make Bet on World Series

As if the parade, celebrations and champagne aren’t enough, if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series, Kansas City Mayor Sly James will regale…

UCSF Chancellor Places Friendly World Series Wager With KC University Chancellor

UCSF Chancellor Places Friendly World Series Wager With KC University Chancellor

The chancellors from University of California at San Francisco and the University of Missouri-Kansas City have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the…

107 Year Old Water Main Breaks Near SF General

107 Year Old Water Main Breaks Near SF General

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responding to a broken water main near San Francisco General Hospital this morning, a spokesman said. The 107-year-old…

Brothers Arrested in Fatal Mission District Stabbing

Brothers Arrested in Fatal Mission District Stabbing

Police said today they arrested two brothers in connection with the stabbing death of a man last month in San Francisco’s Mission District. Police arrested…

Uber, Lyft Get Permits to Operate at SFO

Uber, Lyft Get Permits to Operate at SFO

UberX and Lyft will be allowed to operate at San Francisco International Airport in the next 30 days, SFO officials announced today. “We are committed…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Zoo Identified

Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Zoo Identified

A pedestrian fatally struck by a car this morning near the San Francisco Zoo has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 87-year-old Louis…

Pedestrian Struck, Injured in Richmond District

Pedestrian Struck, Injured in Richmond District

A 66-year-old man was hospitalized this morning after being struck by a car in San Francisco’s Richmond District, police said. At around 6:05 a.m., officers…

SFPD Seek Suspect in Bernal Heights Shooting

SFPD Seek Suspect in Bernal Heights Shooting

Police are seeking a suspect in a shooting Saturday night in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, officers said today. A 39-year-old man was reported shot…

Two Injured in Downtown Hit-and-Run

Two Injured in Downtown Hit-and-Run

Two people were injured in a hit-and-run collision in downtown San Francisco this evening, police said. Officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision…

PG&E to Drastically Reduce Fees to Install Gunshot-Tracking Devices in SF

PG&E to Drastically Reduce Fees to Install Gunshot-Tracking Devices in SF

Installation of new devices to detect the sounds of gunshots in San Francisco will move forward after the utility company PG&E agreed Friday to drastically…

SFPD Warns Residents About Potential Scams

SFPD Warns Residents About Potential Scams

San Francisco police are warning residents about several potential scams that have recently been reported in the area. The scams include callers claiming to represent…

Woman Punched in Face, Robbed by Two Others in Bayview

Woman Punched in Face, Robbed by Two Others in Bayview

A 24-year-old woman who was punched in the face and then robbed by two other women in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Thursday afternoon told…

SFPD Investigating Bayview Shooting

SFPD Investigating Bayview Shooting

Police are investigating a report of gunshots fired in San Francisco’s Bayview District early Friday morning. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at…

Coast Guard Enforces Safety Zone in Bay Around Drydock Headed to China for Recycling

Coast Guard Enforces Safety Zone in Bay Around Drydock Headed to China for Recycling

The U.S. Coast Guard is enforcing a 500-foot safety zone around a massive drydock located just off San Francisco’s eastern shore as crews prepare the…

City Recalls 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 Years Later

City Recalls 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago today San Francisco had a similar atmosphere in the air as the San Francisco Giants prepared to play in the World Series,…

Cantonese-Speaking Residents Advised Not to Fall Prey to Blessing Scams

Cantonese-Speaking Residents Advised Not to Fall Prey to Blessing Scams

Police are urging San Francisco residents, especially those in the Cantonese-speaking community, not to fall prey to a blessing scam that has robbed elderly victims…