SFPD Responding to Mission District Officer-Involved Shooting
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SFPD Responding to Mission District Officer-Involved Shooting

Police in San Francisco this morning are investigating a Thursday night officer-involved shooting in the Mission District that left a robbery suspect dead. Officers responded…

SoMa Healthcare Center Geared Toward Aiding City’s Most Vulnerable Residents Breaks Ground
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SoMa Healthcare Center Geared Toward Aiding City’s Most Vulnerable Residents Breaks Ground

A health care center geared toward providing primary medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and re-entry services to San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents…

SFPD Searching for Missing Mission District Woman
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SFPD Searching for Missing Mission District Woman

San Francisco police are searching for a missing woman who they say is unable to care for herself. Claudia Gonzales, 37, was reported missing from…

Shelter-in-Place Order Lifted in Chinatown After PG&E Crews Stop Gas Leak
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Shelter-in-Place Order Lifted in Chinatown After PG&E Crews Stop Gas Leak

San Francisco police have lifted a shelter-in-place order this afternoon after PG&E stopped a gas leak in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood, police and a PG&E…

SFPD Chief Defends Officer Who Used Baton, Pepper Spray Against Homeless Man

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said today that a police officer who struck a homeless man with his baton and then administered pepper spray…

Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger
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Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger

As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART from Millbrae to San…

State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks
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State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks

Both California and San Francisco lawmakers have introduced legislation that could keep chewing tobacco out of baseball parks, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park….

Man Injured in Mission Bay Shooting
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Man Injured in Mission Bay Shooting

A 23-year-old man was shot in his calf Wednesday night in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, police said. Officers received a report of shots fired…

Bay Area Adjunct Faculty Demanding Job Security Rally, Hold Walkout
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Bay Area Adjunct Faculty Demanding Job Security Rally, Hold Walkout

Adjunct faculty members at the San Francisco Art Institute, along with their supporters and counterparts at colleges across the country, walked out of classes today…

Feds Return Stolen Antique Books to Italian Government
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Feds Return Stolen Antique Books to Italian Government

Federal agents have returned 19 cultural treasures to the Italian government after they were found here in the United States, including two antique books from…

Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees
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Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees

A South Indian restaurant with locations in Berkeley and San Francisco will have to pay eight of its employees a total of more than $112,000…

Woman’s Cellphone Tracked Down, Recovered After Portola Robbery
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Woman’s Cellphone Tracked Down, Recovered After Portola Robbery

A woman who was mugged by three suspects in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood on Tuesday evening was reunited with her cellphone and wallet after the…

Fake Gun Breaks Apart as Suspect Attempts to Rob FiDi Taco Bell
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Fake Gun Breaks Apart as Suspect Attempts to Rob FiDi Taco Bell

A man failed in his attempt to rob a Taco Bell in San Francisco’s Financial District Tuesday night when a fake handgun he was brandishing…

Residents Safely Escape Lake Street House Fire
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Residents Safely Escape Lake Street House Fire

A resident safely escaped a house fire that has been brought under control this morning in San Francisco’s Lake Street neighborhood, a fire department spokeswoman…

Man Shot in Ankle in Bayview District
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Man Shot in Ankle in Bayview District

A 19-year-old man was shot in the ankle in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Tuesday afternoon, police said today. The shooting was reported around 12:30…

Student Art Festival Kicks Off Saturday at Asian Art Museum
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Student Art Festival Kicks Off Saturday at Asian Art Museum

More than 7,000 children from San Francisco schools and community groups will take part in or show off their work at the San Francisco Unified…

Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination
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Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today introduced a resolution supporting efforts to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccinations for children in California. If approved, the…

City Workers at De Young, Legion of Honor Protest Use of Fingerprinting Technology
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City Workers at De Young, Legion of Honor Protest Use of Fingerprinting Technology

San Francisco city employees working at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums rallied at City Hall today to protest use of their thumbprints…

Three Stores Robbed at Gunpoint Monday Evening, One Suspect Arrested
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Three Stores Robbed at Gunpoint Monday Evening, One Suspect Arrested

Police are investigating three armed robberies that took place at different stores across San Francisco on Monday evening, a police spokesman said today. Police arrested…

Third Defendant in 2009 Daly City Gang Murder Extradited, Facing Federal Charges
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Third Defendant in 2009 Daly City Gang Murder Extradited, Facing Federal Charges

A man recently extradited from Mexico in connection with a 2009 Daly City murder made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in San Francisco…

Cracks in Foundation Delay Opening of New Public Safety Building
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Cracks in Foundation Delay Opening of New Public Safety Building

The opening of the new San Francisco police headquarters in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood has been delayed, in part because of cracks discovered in…

Transit Agency Aims to Improve Safety with Bolder Crosswalks
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Transit Agency Aims to Improve Safety with Bolder Crosswalks

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is giving city crosswalks a bold, new look, SFMTA officials said. The change is part of an effort to…

Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense
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Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense

A jury acquitted a homeless man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he smashed the windshield of an Uber driver’s car with his…

Man Fatally Struck by Out of Service Caltrain
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Man Fatally Struck by Out of Service Caltrain

An out-of-service Caltrain that struck and killed a man in a tunnel in San Francisco tonight has been released from the scene, a spokeswoman said….

Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report
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Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report

A report released today studying how to improve late-night transportation options in San Francisco offers some short-term solutions but substantial improvements could be decades away….

CCSF Faculty, Students Protest Appointment of Special Trustee
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CCSF Faculty, Students Protest Appointment of Special Trustee

Students, faculty and members of the City College of San Francisco community protested today’s appointment of a special trustee who will oversee the transition of…

One-Alarm Bayview Fire Deemed Accidental
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One-Alarm Bayview Fire Deemed Accidental

A one-alarm residential fire in San Francisco’s Bayview District late Sunday night has been deemed accidental and electrical in nature, a fire department spokeswoman said….

Former SFPD Sergeant Sentenced for Conspiracy, Fraud While on Duty
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Former SFPD Sergeant Sentenced for Conspiracy, Fraud While on Duty

A former San Francisco police sergeant convicted of federal fraud and conspiracy charges was sentenced this morning to 41 months in prison, the maximum allowable…

Three-Alarm Fire in Castro Ruled an Accident, Started in Laundry Room
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Three-Alarm Fire in Castro Ruled an Accident, Started in Laundry Room

A three-alarm fire that caused a combined $1.4 million in damage to two buildings in San Francisco’s Castro District on Saturday started in a laundry…

Woman Shot in Leg in Bayview
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Woman Shot in Leg in Bayview

A woman was shot in the leg in San Francisco’s Bayview District early Sunday morning, police said. Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, two women and…

Three-Alarm Castro Fire Burns Two Buildings, Damage Estimated at $1.4M
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Three-Alarm Castro Fire Burns Two Buildings, Damage Estimated at $1.4M

A three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Castro District that burned two buildings on Saturday displaced a dozen people and resulted in an estimated combined total…

Water Main Break Reported in Downtown, Civic Center Area
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Water Main Break Reported in Downtown, Civic Center Area

San Francisco police and fire crews responded to a report of a water main break this afternoon in the city’s Downtown/Civic Center neighborhood, according to…

Two Arrested After Search of Bayview Warehouse Uncovers Nearly 3,000 Illegal Marijuana Plants
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Two Arrested After Search of Bayview Warehouse Uncovers Nearly 3,000 Illegal Marijuana Plants

Two men from San Diego County were arrested Wednesday when police discovered them inside a warehouse in San Francisco’s Bayview District along with nearly 3,000…

Archdiocese, Legislators Butt Heads Over Proposed Catholic High Schools Morality Clauses
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Archdiocese, Legislators Butt Heads Over Proposed Catholic High Schools Morality Clauses

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Thursday defended a proposed morality clause in the faculty handbook for Catholic high schools, arguing the clauses do…

Police Data Shows Violent and Property Crimes Decreased in 2014
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Police Data Shows Violent and Property Crimes Decreased in 2014

Crime rates in San Francisco decreased in 2014 compared to the previous year, police announced today. Overall, violent crime decreased by 4.52 percent and property…

Woman and Child on Bike Struck and Injured in Inner Richmond
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Woman and Child on Bike Struck and Injured in Inner Richmond

A vehicle struck a mother and child on a bicycle in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood this afternoon after the driver ran a red light,…

Missing At-Risk Elderly Man Found
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Missing At-Risk Elderly Man Found

A 78-year-old man who went missing last week was in good health Wednesday when he was found wandering around San Francisco, according to his family….

Two Men Shot in Mission District Expected to Survive
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Two Men Shot in Mission District Expected to Survive

Two men who were shot in San Francisco’s Mission District on Wednesday evening are expected to survive their injuries, police said today. Officers said that…

No Hazardous Materials Detected at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant
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No Hazardous Materials Detected at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant

The San Francisco Fire Department evacuated a popular Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant this morning after reports that a possible hazardous materials situation was causing customers to…

Man Stabbed in Dolores Park Fight
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Man Stabbed in Dolores Park Fight

An 18-year-old was stabbed during a fight in San Francisco’s Dolores Park in the Mission District Thursday evening, police said. According to the police investigation,…