Details are kind of sketchy on this, but a reader forwards us along with this shot with a little reportage from 21st and Folsom:
Supposedly a driver of a car was shot or stabbed at 18th and Folsom. A few people who witnessed it said driver drove two blocks until he crashed. Then he got out of his car and started limping down the street on a broken leg until the cops got him.
The street's completely shut down now.
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 in his car. UCSF officers noticed him speeding east on 17th Street and running a red light at Folsom Street.
Mission Local, fresh off their much-tweeted about cupcakes and gang violence map, has published a detailed story about the recent gang murders and their effect on foodie culture and restaurant staffers:
Less than a week after three fatal shootings occurred in a section of the Mission that has become one of the hottest restaurant districts in San Francisco, the sidewalks are full of eager patrons. Diners know about the shootings.
“It’s kind of scary, but kind of fun,” says Dana Humphrey, 28, as she sat eating at Graçias Madre, a vegan restaurant where the tacos aren’t cheap. Her friend Alexis Papeshi, 28, who lives in the Marina, agrees. “It has some cachet,” she says. ’Oh we are in the Mission, we are so cool.’”[…]
“I’m not scared, I still feel safe,” says Manny Torres Gimenez, the owner and chef at Mr. Pollo, a small Peruvian restaurant that has acquired a cult following among foodies who come from all over the city for its tasting menu. “I’ve been walking the same streets every night for three years by myself and I’ve never seen anything happen.”That said, he adds that the edginess of the neighborhood is attractive to many customers. “That is part of the experience, to be in that crazy dangerous neighborhood.”
The Chronicle has the skinny on today's bomb scare that shut down 26th and Valencia earlier:
The Salvation Army called police at 10:27 a.m. to report that someone had included what looked like a cannonball with items donated to its store at 1500 Valencia St., police Capt. John Loftus said.
Fearing the object could be explosive, police closed off 26th Street between Valencia and Guerrero streets while they removed the object to render it safe.
FACT: Apple employees can't hold their liquor… and an iPhone, at the same time.
Either that or I'm in a fucking time warp, because in a dumb-shit repeat of last year's iPhone 4 prototype incident, an Apple employee apparently lost his iPhone 5 at Cava 22 at Mission and 22nd back in July. CNET and Bernalwood are all over the story, since the phone was apparently back-traced to Bernal by the cyberpolice using the Find My iPhone app. The SFPD searched the home where the device was tracked to, but found nothing. The resident of the home acknowledge being at Cava 22 the night the phone 'went missing' (ie: was set down and abandoned at the bar so Apple-bro could carry all 6 tequila shots back to his table) but claims not to have any knowledge of the missing iPhone. According to CNET, Apple and the SFPD believe the phone might have already been sold on Craigslist for $200; a significant drop from the $5000 Gizmodo paid for the iPhone 4 prototype. I blame the drop in value on Steve Jobs retirement, and the fact that no semi-legit source would go anywhere near a stolen Apple prototype after what happened to Gizmodo last year.
Aren't these Apple people supposed to geniuses or something? Maybe they should have their potential field-testers fill out a questionarre before issuing them a prototype, with questions like “Do you like bars?” or “Are you under 35 and prone to binge drinking?” and “Do you check in to 4Square when you drink and then set your phone down on the table?”
And seriously, $200??? That's a better deal than buying it retail.
I have no idea how this is legal I have no idea how this operation hasn't been shut down yet, but this guy has been hawking LET TIM SMOKE and other Giants merch in a ZipCar parking spot at 24th and Valencia for five goddamn bucks over the last few weeks. Considering the very same shirts were being sold out of cardboard boxes along the Harrison bike lane some nine months ago for four-to-five times the price, it seems that even our local t-shirt profiteers have given up on this year's chances of winning a championship and are offloading whatever stolen goods they have left.
Kristen Bell, creative associate at WCG, dished out some justice when a would be bike thief outside her offices in San Francisco tried to ride off with a colleague's bike.
They didn't kick the shit out of the thief or chase him down, which struck me as unfortunate when I first saw the video. However, that ended up being a smart idea, as the thief apparently pulled a knife on security guards as he was running away.
But not all hope of avenging the crime was lost, as The Bay Citizen brings us this:
Bell said that before trying to steal the WCG intern's bike, the thief apparently had chained his own bicycle to a sign outside the building. During the courtyard scuffle, he dropped the key to his lock.
The key ended up in the hands of building security guards, who happened to notice the improperly locked bicycle. They unlocked the bike and confiscated it, Bell said.
The whole ordeal is beautiful to watch unfold. Action starts about 25 seconds in: