Dolores Park

Neighborhood Notes: ‘hi’ to Scott Wiener and Shotwell improvements

Shotwell Improvements  The 21st and Shotwell intersection will be getting new streetlights and crosswalks in the next few months, according to Sandra Zuniga of the city’s “Fix-It” team. PG&E will be installing four new streetlights at the corner of 20th and Shotwell, and the SFMTA is recommending the installation of more prominent crosswalks. Zuniga said she also requested more street...

SF’s Dolores Park Cafe celebrates 20 years in a changing Mission

The sights, smells, sounds and tastes at Dolores Park Cafe are familiar to locals. That is because it was one of the first neighborhood cafes to open its doors near Dolores Park 20 years ago. And the same people who waited in line on day one are still coming back. “The neighborhood has changed a lot,” said Rachel Herbert, owner...

Mission Style: Friday casual meets the unexpected

It was a chill Friday in The Mission when we gathered interviews for this edition of Mission Style. The fashionistas who caught our eye this week wore casual looks, but added just the right amount of personal style and unexpected touches to stand apart from the sea of Missionites. Name: Eva Templin Vibe: Eva’s red printed dress was an easy,...

Protesters fill the Mission District in a day of peaceful rallies and marches

We will be updating throughout the day. If you’ve read the top, jump to the new material below.  By 2 p.m. today, a variety of counter-protests against a right-wing rally called Patriot Prayer arrived in the Mission District. One, a dance party at Dolores Park, drew upwards of 300 people. More than 500 people marched from Alamo Square, where Patriot...

SFPD will remain in Dolores Park indefinitely

City leaders told an audience of more than 100 community members Monday night that they would maintain a daily police presence in Dolores Park and devise more proactive measures to address the conditions that lead to an Aug. 3 shooting that injured three people. One of those measures may include updating the footbridge connecting Dolores Park to Church Street, where...

Watching the eclipse from the Mission

Despite some clouds and fog in the way, eclipse watchers were out and about in the Mission today to catch a glimpse of the celestial phenomenon. We headed to Dolores Park in the hopes of a clear view, and on the way, Brian Derosa offered us a peek through his eclipse glasses. “You can read about astronomical movements in a...

Dolores Park shooting injures three, one critically

Update 8/4/17: According to San Francisco General Hospital spokesperson Brent Andrew, one of the victims was discharged home, one is a juvenile, and one is still in critical condition.  Police report three people were injured, one critically, in a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon at Dolores Park.  The victims have been identified as a 16-year-old male, a 69-year-old male, and a...

Decision to increase Dolores Park littering fee postponed

The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee met Wednesday morning to discuss proposed legislation to raise the fee for littering at Dolores Park to $1000, but discovered that no one has been cited for littering in the park at the current fee of $200 in the past year. “They are not enforcing their own rules,” said Alex Albridge, a member...

Mission weekend sees stabbing and three assaults, one in Dolores Park

Police report three people were assaulted over the weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. In what marks the third violent incident in Dolores Park in the last three weeks, a fight broke out at the park at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. Someone in the fight used an unknown sharp object to stab a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the...

Pair robbed at gunpoint in Dolores Park, four others robbed

Criminal activity in the area over the weekend included five robberies, including one at Dolores Park. A 25-year-old woman and her boyfriend were sitting in Dolores Park at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, when two men approached. One of the men, estimated to be about 20 years old, pulled out a gun and took the victim’s purse. He put the gun...

At Dolores Park, dykes talk dating apps, jenga and more

All afternoon, at the 25th annual Dyke March celebration in Dolores Park, women approached Robyn Exton to thank her for helping them meet. Exton is the founder of HER, a popular dating app for queer women. “I think, in the most basic sense, helping people find love is the biggest way to give them a sense of security,” she said....

Trans and Dyke Marches look to keep space, keep pushing ahead

In progressive San Francisco, space for LGBTQ residents continues to shrink, so as Pride enters its 47th celebration, “holding space” is key, say advocates. Two of those events –  the Dyke March, in its 25th year, and the Trans March, in its 13th year – take place in the Mission District this weekend, where space has become an increasingly precious...

Supervisor Sheehy proposes heavy fines on Dolores Park litterbugs

Dolores Park has a notable trash problem, and District 8 supervisor Jeff Sheehy is one of many insisting that park-goers be more responsible about their trash. But Sheehy is about more than just talk, he’s also bringing out the big guns with new proposed legislation that would increase fines for littering specifically in Dolores Park from $192 to $1,000. The fine would remain the...

Man beaten, stabbed by group in Dolores Park in critical condition (Updated)

First posted May 17, 2017 at 6:13 p.m. A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after he was assaulted and stabbed at Dolores Park at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, police confirmed today. Police declined to release a name and no one has been arrested in the afternoon that took place in broad daylight and was witnessed by others in the park. The victim...

Dolores Park: Better binning, but trash can confusion persists

Saturday afternoon: It was kind of soggy out in the park so there were not as many picnic groups.  Although, the weather ended up being nicer than expected and the smart picnickers brought a tarp to cover the ground. – Lydia Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m.  Not a seagull or maintenance worker in sight. Either they had already picked up what...