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Photo: Serena Williams's Facebook page.

Serena Williams Confronts Phone Thief in SF Mission

Tennis star Serena Williams wrote a post on Facebook yesterday highlighting her crime-fighting skills in getting her phone back from a would-be thief. Williams writes of a “superhero inner voice” that tipped her off that the man standing next to her at Mission Chinese Food on Mission street, an “eerie feeling” that the man “was there too long” and that something “just...
The single-room occupancy hotel where the man barricaded himself inside his room and threatened both himself and police. Photo: Laura Waxmann.

Suicide Scare Briefly Closes Mission Street

Mission Street between 23rd and 24th was briefly shut down by police between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. after a 53-year-old man barricaded himself inside his hotel room and threatened suicide, according to police. At 9:58 a.m. police were called by someone in the single-room occupancy Crystal Hotel at 2766 Mission St., according to police spokesperson Albie Esparza. The caller said...
Mike handling a .308 rifle at High Bridge Arms.

San Francisco’s Last Gun Shop Closing After City Passes New Regulations

High Bridge Arms, the city’s only gun shop for more than a decade, will be closing its doors at the end of the month as a result of new regulations passed earlier this week that manager Steve Alcairo said violate the privacy of his customers. “I think the notion of reporting my identity and what I purchase privately from a...
Chirag Bhakta turning in his "Latino poster boy" application to Peter Papadopoulos. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Kink Under Fire for Seeking Anti-Moratorium Latino

Controversy arose today over a leaked email that showed Kink.com put out a call for a “Latino Mission resident” to speak out against the Mission moratorium, or Proposition I. The staff-wide email, leaked last night, was sent yesterday as part of a plan by Kink.com to create a campaign video of people not normally associated with opposition to Proposition I,...
Photo courtesy of Jenni Olson Productions.

Film Explores Junipero Serra, History, Nostalgia

A new cinematic essay on topics as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the pursuit of unavailable women, and the colonization of California by Junipero Serra will have its San Francisco premiere at the Roxie Theater tomorrow at 7 p.m., a day after the pope is set to canonize the Spanish priest in a move that has faced controversy for Serra’s involvement in the brutal mistreatment of...
Tenants rights advocates elated after board approves "Eviction Protection 2.0". Photo by Julian Mark

SF Legislators Restrict Evictions

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve new tenant protections that will make it more difficult for landlords to evict tenants for nuisance offenses or hike rents after certain types of evictions. “We won a victory today for all San Franciscans who care about affordability,” Supervisor Kim said after the legislation passed. “We know from the Housing...