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Here's SF's Plan to Target Open-Air Drug DealingHere’s SF’s Plan to Target Open-Air Drug Dealing
By - posted 10/6/2022
Crime, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, and Police Chief William Scott on Wednesday provided an update on the City’s strategies to confront open-air drug dealing in San Francisco. In a briefing at Police Headquarters, the City’s top public safety officials provided details on strategies and data, as well more...

SF Wins Landmark Case Against Walgreens for Opioid CrisisSF Wins Landmark Case Against Walgreens for Opioid Crisis
By - posted 8/10/2022
Crime, San Francisco

By Rya Jetha, Bay City News Foundation A federal court judge found Walgreens liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic in San Francisco in a trial that concluded on Wednesday. The court ruled that Walgreens over-dispensed opioids without proper due diligence and failed to identify, report, and halt suspicious orders as required more...

SF's Thieves Now Asking for Donations?SF’s Thieves Now Asking for Donations?
By - posted 8/10/2022
Crime, San Francisco

San Francisco thieves, or, let’s be hopeful and say, former thieves, have a new strategy to get money. And yeah, it’s not from getting a job. Thanks to @itsthebay on Instagram for sharing @whosjoeyrico‘s photo of a note left on a car windshield in The City. The note read, “I don’t want more...

SF's 24th Street BART Plaza Fenced OffSF’s 24th Street BART Plaza Fenced Off
By - posted 7/22/2022
Controversy, Crime, San Francisco

The northeast corner plaza area around San Francisco’s 24th Street BART entrance has been fenced off by the city to try to combat “open-air drug markets & vendors” according to supervisor Hillary Ronen. The fences went up on Wednesday, but already it’s a cat and mouse game with unpermitted vendors who more...

Tourists Visiting SF Get Puppy Stolen From VanTourists Visiting SF Get Puppy Stolen From Van
By - posted 6/6/2022
Crime, Jerk Alert, San Francisco

By Tony Hicks Bay City News Service A San Francisco woman is trying to help an Arkansas couple recover their 8-month-old gray Chihuahua, they claimed was stolen along with their belongings from a parked van on May 24th. The couple siad they were in San Francisco for just one afternoon, parked at more...

$45k Damage Caused by Burglaries of SF's Historic Castro Theatre$45k Damage Caused by Burglaries of SF’s Historic Castro Theatre
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Crime, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

A spokesperson for San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre said Sunday that it was broken into twice in the same week by the same person. “This is both heartbreaking and galling,” said Mary Conde, Vice President for Bay Area small business Another Planet Entertainment, in a press release. “Why this individual was more...

SF Declares UN Plaza "Vendor-Free" in Illegal Street Vendor CrackdownSF Declares UN Plaza “Vendor-Free” in Illegal Street Vendor Crackdown
By - posted 3/10/2022
Bay Area Updates, Crime, San Francisco

The Board of Supervisors today passed legislation introduced by Mayor London N. Breed establishing a regulatory framework for street vending in San Francisco. The legislation is part of Mayor Breed’s efforts to disincentivize the resale of stolen goods and support legitimate street vending as a means of economic opportunity. Supervisors Ahsha more...

Two Banks Got Robbed in The Mission on Saturday - Just Two Hours ApartTwo Banks Got Robbed in The Mission on Saturday – Just Two Hours Apart
By - posted 2/7/2022
Bay Area Updates, Crime, San Francisco

Police in San Francisco are investigating two separate bank robberies that happened on Saturday just two hours apart. According to the police, officers first responded to a report of a robbery around 10:05 a.m. at a bank in the 4000 block of Mission Street. At the scene, officers learned a male more...

SF's 2021 Crime Stats Just Got ReleasedSF’s 2021 Crime Stats Just Got Released
By - posted 1/28/2022
Crime, San Francisco

San Francisco police on Wednesday released crime data from 2021, showing that murders across the city are up compared to previous years. According to the numbers, the city had 56 homicides in 2021, up from 48 in 2020, and 41 in 2019. “Sadly, this is not just a San Francisco trend, more...

Oakland "Jeopardy" Champ Robbed Near Lake MerrittOakland “Jeopardy” Champ Robbed Near Lake Merritt
By - posted 1/4/2022
Crime, Oakland

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Oakland resident and reigning “Jeopardy!” game show champ Amy Schneider was robbed Sunday, she said in a Twitter post Monday. A gunman and another person robbed Schneider just after 3:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Lenox Avenue in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood, near Lake Merritt, more...

SF's AIDS Mural in Castro Defaced. Will Cost $50k to FixSF’s AIDS Mural in Castro Defaced. Will Cost $50k to Fix
By - posted 12/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Jerk Alert, Murals

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news that sadly, Castro’s beloved large-scale mural at the corner of Market and 16th Street has been defaced by large black graffiti. The 23-year old mural, entitled Hope for the World Cure, honors those lost to the AIDS crisis. The beloved artwork created in 1998 more...

CA Fights Back w/ $300 Million to Combat Organized Shoplifting RingsCA Fights Back w/ $300 Million to Combat Organized Shoplifting Rings
By - posted 12/20/2021
Crime

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a proposal Friday to allocate upwards of $300 million over the next three years to curtail organized retail theft and violent crime across the state. Speaking at the California Highway Patrol’s Dublin office, Newsom pledged to infuse local law enforcement agencies more...

SF Declares "State of Emergency" in the TenderloinSF Declares “State of Emergency” in the Tenderloin
By - posted 12/17/2021
Causes, Community, Crime, San Francisco

Mayor London Breed Declares State of Emergency in the Tenderloin Friday, December 17, 2021 Official Declaration allows the City to waive bureaucratic hurdles to quickly implement crucial parts of the Mayor’s Tenderloin Emergency Intervention Plan San Francisco, CA — Today Mayor London N. Breed declared an official State of Emergency in the Tenderloin, allowing more...

Oakland May Add License Plate Readers & CamerasOakland May Add License Plate Readers & Cameras
By - posted 12/16/2021
Crime, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News  License plate readers and vehicle recognition cameras may come to on- and off-ramps and state highways in and around Oakland, after Mayor Libby Schaaf asked Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday to have the cameras installed in the city to curb violent crime. On Monday, the 131st more...

SF Mayor Proposes Sweeping Crime CrackdownSF Mayor Proposes Sweeping Crime Crackdown
By - posted 12/15/2021
Crime, Police Reform, San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Breed joined several other city leaders on Tuesday announced several proposed changes to address what she said are growing safety and health concerns happening in the city. During a briefing at City Hall, Breed, joined by Police Chief Bill Scott and Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, announced a series of more...