The Medical Examiner's Office is still having problems locating family of 42-year-old David Thomas, the homeless man who was killed while sleeping inside an elevator shaft last month. According to the press, the Medical Examiner went ahead and released the victim's name, hoping it would help sprea ... More >>
The homeless man who was run over while sleeping in front of a driveway last week has been identified as 55-year-old Elvis Presley, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner. Presley, a San Francisco resident, was snoozing away when a 28-year-old woman backed out of her driveway on the 500 blo ... More >>
Twenty seems to be the magic number for the SFPD this week. The cops arrested another 20 protesters last night after the group reportedly put on black masks and broke into a house in the Castro. According to news reports, the group gathered before 6 p.m. in Dolores Park where they listened to music ... More >>
A local nonprofit scored three months' worth of Ike's Place sandwiches to hand out to the city's homeless youth, thanks to a successful Facebook campaign."At the Crossroads" has been working with kids from the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods who haven't had a stable or consistent place to call ... More >>
"I was convinced I was going to die," says city workerMegan Hamilton, a legislative aide for Supervisor Malia Cohen, joined a gaggle of public employees for a tour of urban blight in the city's southeast. Instead, she says she was charged by three "aggressive" dogs and watched in horror as a Cali ... More >>
What are Mayor Ed Lee's excuses for gutting the Occupy SF camp?If our bocce ball courts aren't free, nobody's really freeTourists just hate it when they see a lot of San Franciscans doing something unusual in a public spaceThe messages on those cardboard signs are hurtfulIt's giving San Fran ... More >>
Well, it's official. According to the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment for 2011, Juggalos -- those loud-mouthed, clown-faced, Insane Clown Posse-loving idiots -- are a real live gang. They're listed as a "Non-Traditional" gang on the Contents page, but they're a gang nonetheless. And if you ... More >>
Homeless Sex Offenders: smart on crime? California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced trick-or-treaters will be safer since cops will keep homeless sex offender parolees indoors tonight in San Francisco. That announcement comes even while Harris' office is defending Jessica's Law -- the bal ... More >>
Marty is homeless no more. The saga of Marty Christensen has come to an end -- a happy one, for a change. The homeless man who SF Weekly helped reunite with his daughter earlier this year after 20 years on the streets has decided to leave the streets of San Francisco and move in with his family i ... More >>
You won't get services here Update: Barbara Garcia, director of the Department of Public Health, tells SF Weekly that no decision has been made as to whether the Daily Homeless Connect program will go forward. An internal meeting on the issue was scheduled for today but has since been canceled. O ... More >>
Among all the decoy operations performed by the cops, one is purportedly rubbing an increasing number of jurors the wrong way: those from the San Francisco Robbery Abatement Team (RAT). These are cases in which a cop poses as a homeless person or hapless tourist with a large bill literally flappi ... More >>
A grandfather accused of sexually assaulting his second-grade granddaughter at a San Francisco school was apprehended at a San Bruno homeless shelter yesterday, according to police.
Paroled sex offenders are now being told they are no longer welcome at the city site specifically designated to service themParoled sex offenders forced into homelessness in San Francisco by Jessica's Law used to have at least one place they could call "home": the day-reporting center for parolee ... More >>
Same old, same old...The California Supreme Court dealt a smackdown to the state's sex offenders today, ruling it is constitutional to enforce the residency restrictions of Jessica's Law on sex offenders released on parole. The law passed by voters in November 2006 states sex offenders can't have ... More >>
Yesterday we reported that San Francisco Police arson Inspector Jeffrey Levin still considers 62-year-old homeless woman Fafa Chan to be the prime suspect in this summer's string of car fires. "I'm convinced that she did [it]," he told SF Weekly. In the meantime, as we've pointed out before, pinn ... More >>
www.lcpstc.orgPolice responded to a report of a burning car on 29th and Lake at 1:25 this morning, only to discover "smoldering newspaper on the hood" of the vehicle. There was no damage to the car and no arrest made -- so it appears that someone has achieved the unremarkable task of burning some ... More >>
The chores ...The stores ... Fresh air ...Union Square!The news that firebrand Supervisor Chris Daly has bought a house in his wife's hometown of Fairfield and his family is currently residing there comes as something of a shock. But the notion of a successful thirty-something San Francisco family u ... More >>
When the economy's bad, and construction projects stall, that's bad news for immigrant day laborers who rely on those jobs to make rent. Those who can no longer afford housing are reportedly showing up at homeless shelters in the Mission District, including Iglesia de Santa Maria y Santa Marta, ... More >>
Nick Stern A few months back, the L.A.Times published an exciting story about the advent of the EDAR. Designed with the meaning of the acronym, Everyone Deserves A Roof, in mind, the EDAR is essentially a mobile shelter with a built-in cot that collapses into a shopping cart. It' ... More >>
The Class of 2000 made San Francisco its political petri dish.
Sixty-two percent of budget spent on overhead in 2006
Aggressive panhandlers are not getting the gentle, loving care they so need from the city
When will logic trump nostalgia in San Francisco? When supervisors dump the moratorium and allow apartments for the homeless to be built.
S.F. Democrats have talked "values" for years, but it's all been empty talk. To make a national comeback, Demos need to concentrate on moral works.
Week of October 29, 2003
Gavin Newsom's anti-homeless campaign is disgusting, but he's the only mayoral candidate talking substance
Marching for peace -- and voting for change -- means matching the solution to the problem
Following junkies, musicians, and junkie musicians with gritty realist filmmaker Lech Kowalski
Is there a proper way to eat dessert?
There're not enough buglers and honor guards to keep pace with dying vets
Homeless gay youths in San Francisco run an extraordinary risk of HIV infection, according to city statistics. On the street, safety is a matter of economics -- and hope.