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Woman in Critical Condition After Valencia Gardens Closet Fire

One woman is in critical condition after a fire erupted inside a unit at a housing complex at 390 Valencia St. early Thursday morning. The woman suffered from smoke inhalation and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital sometime around 8:30 a.m. Firefighters responded around 7 a.m. to reports of a first-alarm fire inside a closet of a second story apartment at Valencia...

Allegations of Police Brutality Spark Protest

Rainy weather failed to deter some 200 people from gathering on Valencia Street Tuesday evening to peacefully protest what they allege was an incident of police brutality that began last Friday when police asked a 20-year-old riding his bike on the sidewalk at Valencia Gardens to stop. Early Tuesday morning, officials released the young man, D’Paris “D.J.” Williams, from jail...

Man with Gunshot Wound Flees in Car, Hits Another

UPDATED: 10:30 p.m. A man was shot in the stomach on Guerrero Street at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday after he confronted a group of people outside of Valencia Gardens and shot into the group, police said. Someone in the group shot back, wounding the man in the stomach. His car was also hit, police said. The injured man then fled...

City’s Effort to Bridge the Digital Divide with Free Broadband Disappoints Many

With great fanfare and a Valencia Gardens visit from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, San Francisco’s Broadband Project premiered in 2009 with a simple idea for bridging the digital divide: free Internet access for public housing residents. The San Francisco Department of Technology began using a municipal fiber network to give public housing residents free Internet access starting in...