U-Haul Driver Arrested After Slamming Into Fire Truck Then Taking Off
Crime

U-Haul Driver Arrested After Slamming Into Fire Truck Then Taking Off

The driver of a U-Haul truck was arrested after crashing into the back of a fire truck in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood and…

Dog Is Stabbed To Death In Mission District Attack
Crime

Dog Is Stabbed To Death In Mission District Attack

A man attacked while walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning was uninjured but his dog was stabbed to death, a…

As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page
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As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page

As news broke yesterday that Internet tycoon Gurbaksh Chahal admitted to domestic violence in San Francisco court, the Appeal discovered a substantial and concerted effort…

Be A Poll Worker, Make $145 Bucks!
Election

Be A Poll Worker, Make $145 Bucks!

The San Francisco Department of Elections is looking for poll workers for the upcoming June election. The city hires about 2,500 poll workers to hold…

There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case
Crime

There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case

The chief prosecutor in a 29-defendant corruption and organized crime case told a federal judge in San Francisco today that a majority of the defendants…

SFPD Taking Over Case Of Girl Found Screaming In Berkeley
Bay Area

SFPD Taking Over Case Of Girl Found Screaming In Berkeley

The location where a teenaged girl was kidnapped before she was found screaming for help in a South Berkeley neighborhood Wednesday morning remains unclear this…

Woman, Son Killed In Blaze Found In Bathroom As Apartment Burned
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Woman, Son Killed In Blaze Found In Bathroom As Apartment Burned

A woman and her 3-year-old son died after they were found trapped in a bathroom in their two-story public housing apartment in San Francisco’s Sunnydale…

Silver Twin Fire Hydrants Painted To Honor Contributions In 1906 Earthquake And Fire
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Silver Twin Fire Hydrants Painted To Honor Contributions In 1906 Earthquake And Fire

San Francisco officials today painted two fire hydrants silver that were crucial to putting out fires that raged in the city’s Western Addition neighborhood following…

Crews Working To Retrieve Body That Washed Up Near Lands End
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Crews Working To Retrieve Body That Washed Up Near Lands End

Fire crews are retrieving a body that washed ashore at San Francisco’s Lands End this afternoon, a fire official said. The report of the body…

BART Hit With $210,000 Fine Over Track Worker Deaths
Bay Area

BART Hit With $210,000 Fine Over Track Worker Deaths

BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two…

California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban
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California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban

San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets has been left in place by the…

Fan Arrested After Fireworks Are Tossed Into AT&T Park Bar Area
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Fan Arrested After Fireworks Are Tossed Into AT&T Park Bar Area

A fan was arrested after allegedly throwing fireworks from the bleachers at AT&T Park into a bar area during the San Francisco Giants game on…

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation
City Hall

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would change how city residents can rent out rooms at homes and apartments through home-sharing websites…

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF
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Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a $75,000 settlement payment to the city from a former supervisor for an alleged violation of…

Mission District Fire Causes $150,000 In Damage
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Mission District Fire Causes $150,000 In Damage

A two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighborhood Tuesday evening displaced nine residents and caused about $150,000 in damage, a…

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20
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SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and city Supervisor London Breed today announced a crackdown on misbehavior during unofficial celebrations at Golden Gate Park Sunday…

Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund
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Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund

A Sacramento woman charged for allegedly defrauding a San Francisco-based charity out of more than $121,000 over a period of year-and-a-half pleaded not guilty in…

Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty
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Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty

A woman accused of fleeing the scene after running over and killing an elderly woman crossing the street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood last…

BART’s Fleet Of The Future Debuts In SF To Cheers And Jeers (Slideshow)
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BART’s Fleet Of The Future Debuts In SF To Cheers And Jeers (Slideshow)

Hundreds turned out in San Francisco this morning to tour the BART train of tomorrow. But not everyone was on board with what they saw….

Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer
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Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer

A San Francisco high school student who saved two distressed swimmers at Ocean Beach while surfing last week was recognized by the San Francisco Board…

Firefighter Injured Tuesday While Trying To Manage Smoky Situation At Andronico’s
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Firefighter Injured Tuesday While Trying To Manage Smoky Situation At Andronico’s

A firefighter suffered minor injuries after a refrigerator with an overheated compressor sent smoke into a grocery store in San Francisco’s Sunset District on Tuesday…

Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Downtown SF
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Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Downtown SF

A woman was struck by a taxi driver in downtown San Francisco this afternoon, a police spokesman said. The collision was reported at 12:36 p.m….

Toddler Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Wednesday Morning House Fire
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Toddler Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Wednesday Morning House Fire

4:24 PM: Two people killed in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood this morning have been identified as a mother…

Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York
City Hall

Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York

Endurance athlete Jessica Goldman ran off from San Francisco City Hall this morning for a cross-country run to New York City that she hopes will…

Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?
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Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

My building is two units over a garage and storage space. Originally, the basement was divided 50/50 between apartments but apparently the landlord didn’t give…