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Smile! You’re on a Dolores Park camera

You are now under surveillance while recreating. But why should Dolores Park be different than anywhere else in San Francisco? Stanley Roberts, the camera-wielding extrovert behind KRON’s “People Behaving Badly” segment, has referred to Bay To Breakers as “My Christmas.” But Dolores Park is proof that Christmas need not come but once a year. In a typical episode — for...

Homeless men and trash spark separate turf tussles in Dolores Park

While the SFPD tries to solve the gang problem that they believe has led to recent shootings in Dolores Park, two other turf tussles have park-goers worked up: the relocation of both trash cans and the homeless. On Sunday, Love Dolores, a campaign sponsored by the Recreation and Park department and two separate volunteer groups, joined to host “A Day...

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 to get security cameras

Update 10/11/17: Recreation and Park Department spokesperson Connie Chan said the camera installation is already underway. The first series of cameras will be installed in the next two weeks, she said, and the cameras are being funded by $250,000 from the city’s General Fund. Rec and Parks is working closely with the police department on the planning and positioning of...

Teenager robbed in Dolores Park by mob of 12

Police report a 17-year-old male was robbed by a band of 12 unknown suspects at Dolores Park on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., hours when police patrol the park. The group of 12 suspects approached the teenager in the park, assaulted him, and took his belt, phone and wallet. The band of suspected robbers fled in an unknown...

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...

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...

Dolores Park denizens torn over how to protest Crissy Field rally

Update: Saturday’s Patriot Prayer Freedom Rally at Crissy Field has been canceled by its organizers. Instead, the group will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Square Park in the Western Addition. The Loved Up counter-rally will be held as scheduled. Neighbors and denizens of Dolores Park said Thursday that they are torn on how to effectively protest...

Attempted Dolores Park bike robbery foiled by cops

Police arrested five people in Dolores Park yesterday for attempting to rob someone of their bike. The suspects, five people of unknown age, approached their victim in the park at 4:44 p.m., according to police. The bike owner took out a knife and slashed one of the would-be robbers on the arm. Details of the incident were sparse — no...

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...

Dolores Park Style: an off the shoulder day

It was another hot day at the park. Tons of people were out, catching some sun, and having some fun. We saw lots of Louis Vuitton bags, reflective sunglasses, Ray Ban sunglasses, and off-the-shoulder everything. There were also a good number of playful rompers and easy, breezy dresses. Although we usually capture both women’s and men’s fashion for Dolores Park...

Updated: 427 people do handstands in Dolores Park to break a world record

Update: After completing their personal count, Handstand believes they have broken the world record and are waiting for the approval of Guinness World Records. Did 427 volunteers in Dolores Park this afternoon break the Guinness world record for most people doing handstands at once? The verdict is still out. The event organizing company Handstand, who orchestrated the attempt, said they...

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...