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No charges filed against men arrested following fatal Mission District shooting

The two men arrested on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the Mission District were promptly released early this week, pending a law enforcement investigation. Robert Salvador, 22, was released Monday, and 28-year-old Sandie Harden was released Tuesday, said Nancy Crowley, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. Both men had been arrested in connection with the...

Election 2018: Counting the votes for mayor — London Breed extends lead to 1,861 as provisional ballots do not break Mark Leno’s way

Update, 4:05 p.m., June 12: As the tabulations round third and head home, San Francisco has gone old-school, poring over provisional ballots by hand. That level of scrutiny is due: They don’t call them provisional ballots for nothing. The city has to determine if these provisional voters were, indeed, eligible, then tabulate their ballots. The Department of Elections counted 10,600-odd votes...

Police discover another alleged gambling den in SF’s Excelsior

A swarm of police officers stumbled onto an alleged illegal gambling den in the Excelsior on Sunday morning while responding to a call of a “fight involving a gun,” according to police. Police found no fights nor guns when they arrived at 5088 Mission St., near Geneva, at about 7:15 a.m., but they did discover four gambling machines, according to...

Chief Bill Scott and the police union are both bleeding from self-inflicted wounds

The union may find itself relegated to a political bit player. The chief may find himself out of a job. And the SFPD may continue to run on autopilot. The Sixth and Bryant headquarters of the San Francisco Police Officers Association is well-lit and airy, with high ceilings and parquet floors. It is every bit as sleek and elegant as...

Warriors sweep the Cavaliers and the Mission celebrates (PHOTOS!)

The Warriors made history when they racked up a 73-win season in 2016, only to lose the Cleveland Cavaliers in that year’s NBA Finals. Yet, here were are, four finals appearances in four years — all against the same team led by LeBron James. This latest championship victory was sweeter, as the team swept the Cavaliers in four games, a...

Suspect in dismemberment murder makes first court appearance

The woman charged with the murder and dismemberment of her roommate made her first — albeit brief — appearance in court Friday morning. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Lisa Gonzales’ hands remained handcuffed behind her as she stood with her back to a room of reporters who had been ordered not to take her photo. Alex Lillian, her public defender,...

Neighborhood notes: Triple shooting on Treat leaves man dead, two victims sent hospital

One dead, two injured in shooting near Cesar Chavez and Treat Street The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a triple shooting that occurred on the 1400 block of Treat Avenue. The shooting occurred at 3:20 p.m. near Cesar Chavez Street. The victims were transported to a San Francisco General Hospital. Jaime Poole, 21, of San Francisco, died of his...
Listen Local tackles the election

Listen Local: Everything you need to know about the SF election

On Thursday, Mission Local’s Charlotte Silver sat down with our editor Joe Eskenazi to discuss Tuesday’s election. We still don’t know who San Francisco’s next mayor will be — but there’s a lot we do know. We talked about what kind of power the mayor wields, why it looks like the biggest spenders failed in this election, and what we...

Grisly dismemberment homicide jolts 14th Street neighbors

It’s a busy street, once plagued by gangs and criminal activity. Residents of the 200 block of 14th Street are used to much of the worst of city life. But they’re not used to this. One resident, who did not want to have his name disclosed, said he hadn’t expected a murder to occur right next to his home. “It’s...

Leno maintains slim lead over London Breed as marathon vote count ensues

Update, 12:21 a.m, June 6: We’ve got another ranked-choice voting run and, tentatively, it puts Mark Leno atop London Breed by a 50.42 to 49.58 percent margin. That is not razor thin. It’s thinner than that. How is this happening? It’s happening because Leno received 25,231 of Jane Kim’s 32,807 second-place votes — an astounding 77 percent. Only 1,146 votes...
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Car takes out hydrant at 21st and Folsom, creates waterfall (pics)

An unknown female driver in the wee hours of Monday induced a Jed’s-a-millionaire moment when she took out the fire hydrant at 21st and Folsom. “It made such a loud noise that everyone in the neighborhood ran outside, expecting to find injured people,” wrote a tipster,  “but instead, we encountered the soothing sound and fresh breezes of a huge waterfall.” The...
Local bakers will make this for you

Mission bakers in no hurry to discriminate against LGBT customers

The United States Supreme Court yesterday sided with a Colorado baker who claimed his First Amendment religious freedoms were impinged by a same-sex couple hoping he’d bake them a wedding cake. Locally, bakers in San Francisco and, specifically, the Mission, told Mission Local that they’re not itching to exercise a newfound right to claim their religious beliefs enable them to...

Shadowy PAC’s political ads infuriate tenants’ rights groups, may violate law

In the final days before Tuesday’s election, a new political independent expenditure committee has formed to disseminate broadsides against Mark Leno and Jane Kim’s bids to be elected mayor of San Francisco. These ads are circulating around the four corners of the Internet despite two notable problems: They’re not accurate and, in fact, may violate both state and city regulations....