In another difficult interlude for folks simply hoping to get from here to there in this city sans motorized transport, a pedestrian and bicyclist were struck by cars in separate incidents last night and this morning.At around 8:45 p.m., a cyclist was struck by by a taxi. The bicycle rider was trans ... More >>
An unidentified man is in critical condition today after he was viciously attacked near Union Square this weekend. According to police, a witness called the cops at about 11:45 p.m. on Friday after seeing three men beating the victim -- and possibly robbing him. When police arrived at the scene, l ... More >>
An unidentified man was gunned down Sunday afternoon in the city's Bayview District, according to police. At about 3:05 p.m., police were called to the 700 block of Kirkwood Avenue on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim, a 30-year-old San Francisco resident, with multip ... More >>
Update:Medical authorities have identified the shooting victim who died as 27-year-old Richard Wells. An unidentified man was shot to death in Bernal Heights last night and over on the other side of town, three others were injured in a home invasion robbery that went awry. In the first incident, ... More >>
A small, but very inconvenient fire broke out this morning at the construction site of the new San Francisco General Hospital, forcing some 350 workers to evacuate the area. The fire started at about 9:30 a.m. at a temporary platform inside an elevator shaft at the top of the new hospital building ... More >>
A 20-year-old man was killed early this morning in the city's Bayview district. At about 1:40 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Innes and Arelious Walker on reports of a man screaming. When the cops arrived they found the victim had been stabbed multiple times in the back.
A man is in critical condition this morning after he was brutally beaten and robbed in the Tenderloin last night. According to police, the man was at the United Nations Plaza at about 7:42 p.m. when three men attacked. Witnesses told police that the first man punched the victim in the head, knocki ... More >>
Update 3:45 p.m.: Investigators say the suspect is 19-year-old David Morales, a documented gang member in San Francisco. He's been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for shooting at three victims at the Valencia Gardens Housing Development. He was als ... More >>
An unidentified man died yesterday morning after he was slashed in the neck for unknown reasons. According to police, the victim was at 25th and Connecticut streets at about 1:58 a.m. where he was talking with another unidentified man.
Medical authorities have identified the man who was gunned down Saturday night, but would not release his name until family is notified. What we can tell you is that an 18-year-old man was shot at least once while standing on the block of Osceola Lane at about 10 p.m. on Saturday.
A newborn baby was rushed to the hospital last night after the cops spotted the baby laying in the street in the city's Bayview neighborhood. According to press reports, the baby was seen at about 2 a.m. near McKinnon Avenue and Third Street. Police took the baby away in a squad car and rushed to a ... More >>
A man died last night after police found him and an unidentified woman lying in the middle of the street, bound and gagged. According to Officer Albie Esparza, at about 8:30 p.m., police were called to the 900 block of Brussels where the two victims were discovered unconscious.
The Community Wellness Center at San Francisco General Hospital just got a new kitchen that hosts free hour-long nutrition and cooking demos every Thursday at 2 p.m. (with a break on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving). The sessions are taught by a rotating group of five chef/instructors who are involved with ... More >>
Update 11:50 a.m.: Police say the driver had car trouble and was walking to a nearby gas station when he spotted the victim slumped over. The victim, who was able to talk, asked the man to drive him to the hospital. The victim later told police he had been shot when in fact he had multiple stab woun ... More >>
A 33-year-old man is clinging to life today after he was violently stabbed while standing on the sidewalk in the city's Mission District. Police had very few details about the crime, but said officers were called to 22nd and Bartlett streets about 6 p.m. on Wednesday on reports of a stabbing. When t ... More >>
A good friend is someone who won't stab you in the back -- or the stomach, for that matter. Unfortunately, it took some booze and blood for one San Francisco man to realize just how much pain his friendship caused him. According to police, the 23-year-old man was drinking with his buddy at a bar on ... More >>
Doing laundry is never a pleasant chore. It was particularly distressing for one San Francisco woman who was, unbeknownst to her, shot while washing her clothes. Police say the 49-year-old woman got caught in the crossfire early this morning as she hung her clothes to dry in front of her home on the ... More >>
A 59-year-old man is clinging on to life today after he was stabbed in the neck for unknown reasons. Police were called to the intersection of Sixth and Mission streets just before 1 a.m. today where they found the victim bleeding from the neck. The man, who was not identified, was taken to San Fran ... More >>
It was a deadly weekend for motorists and pedestrians in San Francisco, where five separate accidents killed four people, including a 17-year-old boy. As we reported earlier, 28-year-old Mary Doering was killed in a car accident on Highway 280 on Friday night; traffic was blocked for at least an hou ... More >>
A 25-year-old woman is in the hospital today with serious head injuries after she crashed into a light pole yesterday morning in the Inner Sunset. According to police, the woman, who has not been identified, was driving along 19th Avenue and Lawton at 8:23 a.m. when she crashed into a light pole for ... More >>
Gun violence plagued San Francisco over the weekend with three shootings, one of which left a 22-year-old man dead. On Friday at about 9 p.m., police were called to the unit block of Nichols on reports of a shooting. When the cops arrived, they found Henry Tautolo, 22, with multiple gunshot wounds t ... More >>
Who's better qualified to assure LGBT teens that there's nothing wrong with them than a staff of certified doctors and nurses? Following in the footsteps of the Giants and the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco General Hospital is releasing its own "It Gets Better" video for lesbian, gay ... More >>
A 61-year-old man is in critical condition today after he was shot in the leg while standing in the Tenderloin last night. Officer Gordon Shyy says the unidentified Asian man was standing on the sidewalk near the 300 block of Hyde when heard several gunshots. He looked down and realized one of those ... More >>
Police are investigating a violent robbery that occurred in the city's Sunset District early this morning that landed a local cabbie in the hospital. Officer Carlos Manfredi didn't have much information at this time, but says that about 5:30 a.m. a man pulled a gun on a taxi driver near Fourth Avenu ... More >>
(UPDATE 1:14 p.m.): Good news: The victim has been identified. His family is with him now as he remains in critical condition. However, hospital authorities would not release his identity to the media. (Original story 7:23 a.m.): San Francisco General Hospital is asking for your help identifying a m ... More >>
Not often do we have the opportunity to report good news surrounding a tragedy. But today, authorities informed us that the Jane Doe who has been lying in a hospital bed for over a week with critical injuries has finally been identified. According to Rachael Kagan, spokeswoman for San Francisco Gene ... More >>
Yesterday we told you that being a local cab driver is about as dangerous as being an unarmed cop. But being a passenger in a cab can also be risky, especially if your cabbie is armed.Just after midnight on Wednesday, a cab driver picked up his fare and was driving him to the corner of Filbert and V ... More >>
This isn't exactly the kind of news you want to read on Bike to Work Day. A 27-year-old cyclist remains in critical condition this morning after he collided with a PG&E truck in the city's Mission District yesterday afternoon. According to Sgt. Daryl Fong, the truck was traveling south on South ... More >>
A 42-year-old man is in critical condition today after he was shot this weekend in the Bayview neighborhood, police said. According to police, officers were called to the intersection of Third and Galvez just before midnight on Saturday on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they saw the victi ... More >>
Police are investigating a triple shooting in the city's Bayview neighborhood over the weekend, which left one man dead and two others injured. On Friday at about 8:46 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Griffith and Palou where they found three teens who had been shot with a handgun. Th ... More >>
A 41-year-old woman remains in critical condition this morning after she was hit by a car as she stepped into the street in the city's Mission District last night. According to police, the woman was on the 5000 block of Mission Street when the car, turning left onto Mission, hit her. She was reporte ... More >>
Medical Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed late Sunday night as 20-year-old Jahmad Karriem. Police were called to the 300 block of Louisburgh Street at 11:33 p.m, and found Karriem shot in the chest.
A 24-year-old man is clinging to life today after he was brutally stabbed in a bar fight early this morning. Police say the fight started at about 1:40 a.m. inside a bar on the 4700 block of Mission Street. Three men in their 20s got started arguing with the victim at the bar when one of the men ... More >>
There are heavy sleepers, and then there are those sleepers who can snooze right through an attempted murderSuch is the case with one man who was sleeping so soundly that he never felt someone stab him in the chest. Who knows what time the crime happened, but police say the 60-year-old man woke u ... More >>
Another man shotA 59-year-old man is in critical condition today after he was shot while walking in the Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday night. According to police, the man was on the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard when the suspect walked up to him and attempted to rob him. As the victim tried ... More >>
Two pedestrians remain in critical condition today after being hit by cars in separate incidents on opposite sides of town. The first accident occurred at about 11:55 a.m. when a skateboarder rolled through a red light on the corner of Eddy and Jones streets, where he was hit by a white truck, po ... More >>
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the driver who struck a cyclist in the Ingleside neighborhood Sunday morning before speeding off. According to police, the cyclist was hit shortly after midnight on Sunday as the victim was pedaling on Geneva and Ocean avenues. The driver left th ... More >>
Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people. Oh, wait. An armed security guard shot a man last night in the SOMA neighborhood: Himself.No, really.Here's what happened: According to police the 40-year-old security guard had just finished his shift at about 11:15 p.m. and had just got into his car ... More >>
What's wrong with people?As the old adage says ... no good deed goes unpunished.A 50-year-old man was riding the Muni bus through the Tenderloin Monday night when the passenger next to him asked to borrow his cellphone. The kind man agreed to let the stranger use his phone, but the communication ... More >>
Was it something I said?A conniving friend will stab you in the back, but a homicidal friend might stab you smack dab in the head. A San Francisco man gave his buddy a piece of his own mind -- literally -- when he took a knife and stabbed him in the head. The 32-year-old victim walked into ... More >>
Toddler in critical conditionPolice say a 3-year-old boy is in critical condition this morning after being run over by a car as the driver backed out of his residence Sunday afternoon. According to police reports, a neighbor yelled at the driver to stop his car because the child was stuck underne ... More >>
Crime scenePolice say they arrested 20-year-old Cherena Martinee-Lugo on suspicion assault with a deadly weapon during an attack on another female in Dolores Park Friday night. Police responded to a phone call about a group of 40 people drinking in the park. When they arrived, police saw a woman ... More >>
Woman shot UPDATE: Police say the victim has now been upgraded to non-life-threatening injuries. A 21-year-old woman remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was shot early Sunday morning while standing outside a house in the Mission District. Police said that the woman wa ... More >>
man shot Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death in broad daylight this weekend as 23-year-old Karl Henderson. Henderson, a San Francisco resident, was shot in the chest Holloway and Brighton avenues sometime around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, according to police.
This program blows Last week we outlined just how negative San Franciscans are, especially when it comes to trusting local government. Now the Grand Jury has released a report validating our bad attitudes.The city's Whistleblower Program -- which is one way to garner the public's trust -- is fail ... More >>
Red Meat Is Bad For Your Heart and Your Criminal RecordA man caught stealing meat from a grocery store, apparently didn't have the heart to carry through with the crime. At about 9:20 a.m. on Jan. 13, police were called to a grocery store on the 4900 block of Mission Street after getting report ... More >>
This shot was taken the day Palarca got her lower-body tattoo.Vital Statistics: Juliet R. Palarca, RN Risk Manager at San Francisco General HospitalSpotted: Foraging for food at her parent's house in the Outer Sunset, or your neighborhood dive bar.Tattoo: Tribal sharks with Filipino script (aliba ... More >>