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San Francisco Ranked as Rudest City in the StateSan Francisco Ranked as Rudest City in the State
By - posted 9/1/2022
Jerk Alert, San Francisco

How rude! Well, apparently, that’s us. KTVU shared the news San Francisco has been declared the rudest city in California, beating out Los Angeles, according to a study by Preply. San Francisco ranked as the 7th rudest city in the country. Preply said they “surveyed over 1,500 residents of the 30 largest more...

SF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from SmugglersSF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from Smugglers
By - posted 6/13/2022
Adorable, Jerk Alert, Wow

Three parrot chicks that were being smuggled into the U.S. were rescued and have a new home at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. The yellow-crowned Amazon parrots were 10 weeks old when they were confiscated and placed at the zoo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, zoo officials said 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...

SF Sues Fisherman for Illegal Crab Trapping at Farallon IslandsSF Sues Fisherman for Illegal Crab Trapping at Farallon Islands
By - posted 5/30/2022
Jerk Alert, Outdoorsy, Support the Bay

By Katy St. Clair, Bay City News Foundation San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced on Friday that his office will be suing a commercial fisherman for allegedly fishing unlawfully in the North Farallon Islands State Marine Reserve. The civil prosecution, in conjunction with California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), came more...

SF Sues Companies for Illegal Dumping on Treasure IslandSF Sues Companies for Illegal Dumping on Treasure Island
By - posted 4/28/2022
Jerk Alert, San Francisco

San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu announced Tuesday a lawsuit against three companies alleging they illegally dumped several tons of soil and other materials on Treasure Island in 2019. The suit was filed against Tip Top Trucking, LLC, Neeve Engineering, Inc., and Neeve’s principal, Joseph Lawrence, seeking damages and penalties, after 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...

Some A**hole Set Oakland's 52-Foot Xmas Tree on FireSome A**hole Set Oakland’s 52-Foot Xmas Tree on Fire
By - posted 12/6/2021
Christmas, Crime, East Bay, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Jerk Alert, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A holiday tree-lighting ceremony may still be on for this weekend in Oakland’s Jack London Square despite a fire early Monday morning that scorched about 10 percent of the tree, a fire department spokesman said. Quick work by firefighters at about 1:20 a.m. kept the fire more...

SF Vandalism Suspect Accused of Targeting Chinese-Owned Businesses Facing 33 ChargesSF Vandalism Suspect Accused of Targeting Chinese-Owned Businesses Facing 33 Charges
By - posted 8/19/2021
Jerk Alert, Stop Asian Hate

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Monday said his office has filed 33 charges — including hate crime allegations — against a man accused of vandalizing and burglarizing Chinese-owned businesses throughout the city. According to prosecutors, between April and August, Derik Barreto, 36, shattered the windows of at least 20 more...

Someone Keeps Feeding Coyotes in SFSomeone Keeps Feeding Coyotes in SF
By - posted 8/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Jerk Alert, Outdoorsy

San Francisco Animal Care and Control on Wednesday reminded residents to avoid feeding coyotes after a woman was recently captured on camera feeding the animals at Bernal Heights Park. Animal Care & Control has received reports of feeding in multiple areas and is now in need of immediate help identifying more...

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in OaklandFormer U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in Oakland
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Jerk Alert

Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on social media that she was assaulted and robbed Monday afternoon near Oakland’s Jack London Square. The 80-year-old Boxer was pushed in the back by an assailant who took her cell phone and then jumped into a waiting car, according to a post on her more...

Luxury Bag Heist at SF's Neiman MarcusLuxury Bag Heist at SF’s Neiman Marcus
By - posted 7/6/2021
Jerk Alert

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing the news that a group of thieves hit Union Square’s Neiman Marcus in a coordinated effort on Monday, July 5. A random passerby caught the brazen act on their cell phone as the shoplifters run out of the store with handfuls of luxury designer more...

160 Shopping Carts Stolen from Castro Safeway (SF)160 Shopping Carts Stolen from Castro Safeway (SF)
By - posted 7/5/2021
Groceries / Supermarkets, Jerk Alert

Thanks to Hoodline and SF Gate for letting us know that the Castro Safeway at 2200 Market Street (and Church) in San Francisco has moved all of their shopping carts inside after seeing 160 shopping carts stolen in the past few weeks. Shopping carts with poles attached, so they are harder more...

FasTrak Overcharged 30,000+ on Golden Gate Bridge TollsFasTrak Overcharged 30,000+ on Golden Gate Bridge Tolls
By - posted 6/16/2021
Jerk Alert, Only in San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is providing refunds to tens of thousands of people who were overcharged at the bridge in the past couple of months, a district spokesman said. The issue involved people in two-axle vehicles like a standard vehicle or pickup truck being overcharged at the more...

Oakland Armed Carjackings Up More Than 100% in Last 12 MonthsOakland Armed Carjackings Up More Than 100% in Last 12 Months
By - posted 6/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Jerk Alert

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Armed carjackings in Oakland increased 115 percent over the past 12 months, police said Wednesday. The number of carjackings in the past year was up to 200 as of Sunday, compared with 93 from June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. In addition, more than six have more...

Vandals Destroy SF's Lands End LabyrinthVandals Destroy SF’s Lands End Labyrinth
By - posted 3/4/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Jerk Alert, Only in San Francisco

Thanks Eric Mar for sharing the sad news that San Francisco’s beautiful Lands End Labyrinth was recently destroyed. Based on Mar’s photos, it looks like vandals removed every single rock from the labyrinth which was originally created by San Francisco artist Eduardo Aguilera in 2004. All of the rocks that were laid more...