View Larger MapThe man arrested for yesterday's daylight Sunset District shooting that left Cuong Lu dead on the street is Bao Luu, a 39-year-old San Franciscan. Police spokesman Sergeant Wilfred Williams said Luu -- apparently no relation to his alleged victim -- is "known" to the criminal justice ... More >>
Being both dyslexic and mayor of San Francisco is apparently no biggie. But according to a civil suit recently filed in San Francisco Superior Court, the city's police department may be a different story. Former officer Joseph Ratti, who says he was fired because he is dyslexic, is suing the city ... More >>
View Larger MapWe reported earlier about Tony Lewis, the 29-year-old man found shot to death in a car yesterday parked in front of 750 Jerrold Avenue. There is still no suspect information, according to the San Francisco Police Department. But it does warrant mentioning that the car Lewis' bullet-ri ... More >>
A San Francisco police officer hit by a car last night in North Beach has been released from the hospital after suffering bruises and abrasions, and sent home, the SFPD told us moments ago.The name of the officer has not been released -- but, then again, noted police spokesman Sergeant Wilfred Wi ... More >>
Edward Holloway is known around the Tenderloin as a violent and impulsive transient. This weekend the 54-year-old might have really gone too far.
Around 1:30 on Saturday morning, Holloway began inexplicably yelling inside a Carl's Junior, and when a man sitting in the restaurant ch ... More >>
www.lcpstc.orgSan Francisco Police spokesman Sergeant Wilfred Williams has told SF Weekly that details are sketchy regarding the pair of vehicles charred at Sixth and Jessie at around 5:15 this morning. It is unclear at this time if this fire is related to any other car-immolating sprees around t ... More >>
The San Francisco Police Department is on the lookout for a silver Acura that barreled through a Parking Control Officer's three-wheeled vehicle at around 3:15 this morning and sent the little car -- and the officer within it -- flying. The collision took place at the intersection of Mission and ... More >>
Save the medical marijuana, fire teddy!
Sometimes the biggest signs of epochal change in society are those that are casually mentioned, five paragraphs down in a story. Such was the case with Sunday's four-alarm warehouse fire in Bayview, where fire crews remained yesterday monitoring for flare- ... More >>
May the force be with youSorry for the lame headline cliche -- it's Friday afternoon, people. Normally that's good news. But if you count yourself in the pariah caste of San Franciscans who still commute by automobile, this evening may be a little less pleasant than usual. Public transit riders - ... More >>
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Last night, San Francisco police discovered the body of 32-year-old San Franciscan Ena Margoth Canales in a Pontiac Aztek near the 800 block of Terry Francois Blvd. TMoments ago, police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams told SF Weekly her death is being investigated ... More >>
'My car!'As San Francisco's cars begin to go up in flames as if members of the Critical Mass crowd gleaned the ability to channel the Drew Barrymore character in Firestarter, we noted yesterday that counting the number of torched cars hadn't turned out to be so easy a task. The San Francisco ... More >>
jrodstein/FlickrMagic Curry Kart is a fixture of the new vendor sceneLast week we checked in with the city's director of Health Regulatory Programs to determine how aware city officials were of the Mission's exploding unlicensed street-food scene.
This week we checked in with police. Early Saturday ... More >>
It's against the law -- or is it?A soft toss away from the high-legged kick of the Juan Marichal monument outside AT&T Park, an attention-grabbing sign blows in the gentle breeze. In large, alarming letters, the sign warns of the dangers of purchasing scalped tickets -- and notes that both the b ... More >>
A formal report recently produced by French investigators and coroners regarding the San Francisco stabbing death of Hugues de la Plaza concludes that the French national's demise was "100 percent homicide," according to his former girlfriend. Melissa Nix was informed of the news by de la Plaza's fa ... More >>
By Joe Eskenazi
A veteran elevator repairman told SF Weekly several scenarios that have killed a number of his colleagues over the years are also plausible explanations as to why Dr. Dan Kliman was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft earlier this month.
Kliman, 38, was a fiery pro-Is ... More >>
By Joe EskenaziThe San Francisco Police Department's may have called in a platoon of new investigators to probe Dan Kliman's death, but, for all we know, they brought in a troupe of Marcel Marceaus.Gone are the days when garrulous Inspector Matt Krimsky would give detailed breakdowns of the police's ... More >>
Dr. Dan Kliman of Oakland was a ubiquitous presence at Bay Area pro-Israel demonstrations. His remains were discovered in a San Francisco elevator shaft on Monday, Dec. 1
Rumors swirling about demise of fiery pro-Israel activist Dr. Dan Kliman
By Joe Eskenazi
A family member of Dr. Dan Kliman co ... More >>