TogetherSF Impies Civic Center Farmers' Market Is Shutting Down Due to Fentanyl, Then Apologizes Because It's Not
That tech-money-funded advocacy group TogetherSF, as part of its bizarre ad campaign to convince us of a drug-crisis problem we're all well aware of, has put out some misinformation about the Heart of the City Farmers' Market. They were called out on it, now they're apologizing.
Saturday Links: Shooting Outside SF Nightclub Injures One
One person was injured in a shooting outside a nightclub on Fourth Street in SoMa; Oakland police are searching for a 19-year-old man connected to young girl who was shot in the leg at home; and San Mateo County is going to have its first Pride Parade.
New Multi-Agency 'Command Center' to Open Near UN Plaza to Disrupt Drug-Selling
The SF Department of Emergency Management and the Mayor's Office announced Friday that they would be opening a new join "command center" on Market Street near Civic Center, in order to coordinate with the SFPD and public health department to try to shut down open-air drug markets.
Man on Violent Rampage Kills Three, Injures Several Others In San Jose and Milpitas
A South Bay man who was arrested in January but never charged for an alleged hate-crime assault on a trans person just allegedly went on a violent spree Thursday afternoon that left three people dead and two others stabbed and injured.
Oakland Mayor Perpetuates Idea That Homeless Are Coming From Elsewhere, Wants to Charge Other Cities
Oakland's mayor of five months Sheng Thao has now made some controversial statements about addressing the city's homelessness crisis, perpetuating an often-shared misconception that homeless people are moving to the Bay Area for its better homeless services.
Suspect In Chinatown Stabbing Allegedly Attacked Bakery Owner's Father, Was Known to Have Severe Mental Illness
So, there is an apparent connection between the stabbing that happened at AA Bakery & Cafe in Chinatown on Monday and the stabbing that sent suspect Fook Poy Lai to prison for the last seven years — the bakery owner's father was the man stabbed by Lai in 2016.
Federal Crackdown Backed By Pelosi Aims to Cut Fentanyl Supply Into San Francisco
There are a few new efforts happening at the state and federal level to address what is hardly a localized problem in San Francisco, which is the fentanyl crisis. And Mayor Breed is hinting at a new DEA raid or something in the works.
Thursday Morning What's Up: PG&E Settles Last Wildfire Lawsuit From 2020
Oakland police are investigating a shooting in which a 9-year-old was shot in the leg; the CA legislature has advanced a bunch of fentanyl-related bills; and PG&E has settled its criminal prosecution relating to the 2020 Zogg Fire in Shasta County.
Vallejo Man Gets 14 Years For Death of Friend Whom He Was Helping to Confront an Ex-Boyfriend In Dublin
It was characterized as a home-invasion robbery gone wrong, but the death of 28-year-old Adrianna Marie Navarro was a complicated case and a tragic one, involving a volatile relationship and a violent confrontation that followed a breakup.
Tacolicious Expanding With Unnamed Mexican Spot In Former Village Rotisserie In Noe Valley
In a sign of improving times for the local restaurant industry, the Tacolicious team is in expansion mode again, this time taking over the recently shuttered Village Rotisserie space at 4063 24th Street in Noe Valley.
Chinatown Stabbing Suspect Was On Parole for 2016 Chinatown Stabbing
It's time for another round of "why was this person out of jail?" following a very violent incident in San Francisco's Chinatown — and in this case it allegedly took the suspect less than two weeks to re-offend after getting paroled.
Humpday Headlines: Twitter Now Worth One-Third of What Musk Paid
The woman charged in the death of that Kim K look-alike model is out on bail in San Mateo County; Twitter is now worth one-third of what Elon Musk paid for it; and the parents of the Home Depot security guard killed in Pleasanton say that DA Pamela Price won't meet with them.
SF Tourism Board Launches New Ad Campaign to Sell City as Still Quirky and Fun
Trying to counter several years of bad national press and a concerted effort by conservatives to single out San Francisco for urban ills that exist in many cities, SF Travel has launched its "largest ever" ad campaign to lure conventioneers and tourists back to town.
On BottleRock Stage, Lizzo Reacts to 'Choke the Woke' Sign Outside Napa Home
Lizzo gave festival-goers a stellar show Saturday night at BottleRock — performing what many said was the best set of the three-day festival, which wrapped up on Sunday. But she felt she had to comment on some signs that were posted outside of one downtown Napa home.
Momeni Fires Defense Attorney Paula Canny (Or She Quit), Hires Miami-Based Persian Attorney Who Has Not Reviewed Case
Welp, the legal circus shows no signs of quieting in the murder trial of Nima Momeni, and what was supposed to be a preliminary hearing in the case Tuesday has become another reason for delay: defense attorney Paula Canny asked to be removed from the case.