ICE spokesman says he quit over ‘false’ claims by DOJ officials

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned over “false” and “misleading” comments made by top Trump administration officials over how hundreds of illegal immigrants evaded arrest during a recent sweep in Northern California, a report said.James Schwab, a spokesman in the agency’s San Francisco office, said he was frustrated

14 Chinatown Seniors With More Swag Than Anyone You Know

For the coolest style, look no farther than your local Chinatown. On their Instagram account Chinatown Pretty, Valerie Luu and Andria Lo showcase the bold looks of seniors in Chinatowns across the U.S. (but mostly in their hometown of San Francisco). Oftentimes, the seniors are just on their way to the grocery store, but that doesn’t stop them

Man arrested for tossing dog to its death during car break-in

SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected of throwing a Chihuahua dog to its death from the seventh floor of a San Francisco parking garage during a car burglary has been arrested. San Francisco Police say 35-year-old Wakeen Best was arrested Sunday after he allegedly broke into a car and

Teacher dangled student over second-floor balcony: cops

A San Francisco elementary school teacher was arrested following reports that he dangled a student over a second-floor balcony, authorities said. Andres Tobar, 47, turned himself in Tuesday morning and was booked on felony charges of child endangerment, SF Gate reported. The Marshall Elementary School teacher was allegedly seen last

Another city to swap Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco supervisors have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, saying they want to honor Native American people and condemn the atrocities they suffered. Los Angeles and Minneapolis are among the cities that already renamed the holiday to celebrate people who were here before the

Sea lions keep attacking tourists in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A sea lion bit a woman swimming in the San Francisco Bay in the fourth such attack since December. The woman’s friend says the two members of the South End Rowing Club were swimming around 7 a.m. Thursday when the sea lion latched onto her and

Plane has close call, nearly lands on occupied runway

SAN FRANCISCO — An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months, officials said Thursday. Aeromexico Flight 668 from Mexico City

Cop being probed for sex with a minor kills self in mall parking lot

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las Vegas, authorities said Tuesday. Antonio Cacatian, 49, shot himself Monday afternoon after San Francisco police requested help arresting him.

Sea lion attacks cause popular swimming spot to shut down

SAN FRANCISCO — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area Friday as he swam

Home Secretary Amber Rudd raps US tech firm over far right hate websites

AMBER Rudd today launches a stinging attack on a US tech firm for refusing to block the website of a far-right organisation she has outlawed. The Home Secretary wants WordPress to pull content from banned group National Action. Writing in The Sun, she says the content-hosting platform’s San Francisco-based owner

A robot security guard is terrifying homeless people in San Francisco

The San Francisco SPCA, a non-profit whose mission is “to save and protect animals … and enhance the human-animal bond,” is reportedly doing just the opposite with its latest robot security guard. It is terrifying homeless people that hang out near the SPCA building in the Mission section of

San Francisco mayor dead at 65

View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65. The newspaper is citing a statement by the mayor’s office that states that Lee passed away Tuesday just after 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The statement says

Google employee’s naked body found floating in bay

The naked body of a 23-year-old Google employee was found floating in the San Francisco Bay Thursday, officials said. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Chu Chu Ma of Mountain View, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety tweeted. A woman with the same name has a

Delivery robots may soon need permits

SAN FRANCISCO — Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by city supervisors. San Francisco has struggled to regulate hometown startups that grew too popular, including short-term vacation rental platform Airbnb and ride-hailing service Uber. Supervisor Norman Yee proposed an

Food marketing wiz is making lunch meats cool

Joe Ennen has discovered a way to turn salami into gold — and he’s using a marketing pitch that spins millennials. More On: marketing Now LaVar Ball owes Donald Trump a $13 million 'thank you' 'Indie' skin-care brand snags high-profile fans Carbonated milk could be the new sparkling water Author blasts NY Times for

Mountain lion tranquilized near San Francisco playground

SAN FRANCISCO — A mountain lion cornered by a game warden near a San Francisco playground and shot with a tranquilizer gun on Friday has been fitted with a GPS collar and is ready to go back into the wild. The animal was spotted earlier in the day amid

Equinox member: I was kicked out after yoga teacher groped me

A former Equinox member claims he was kicked out of the trendy gym after he reported that a yoga teacher groped him. Colin Heilbut, of San Francisco, has taken legal action against Equinox and the yoga instructor for discrimination and unfairly retaliating against him for complaining about the alleged sexual harassment,

Police officer in critical condition after being mowed down by SUV

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco police officer is in critical condition after he was run down by an SUV while on bicycle patrol. Police say shortly before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Tenderloin Station investigating a possible gun violation spotted a man they thought have a weapon. The man was

Farmer sets record with heaviest recorded pumpkin

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — The winner of the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off had the heaviest pumpkin recorded in the history of the San Francisco Bay Area competition. The Orange County Register reports that a forklift hoisted the giant pumpkin onto a scale and a crowd watched as it was

ICE agents were tracking teen who fatally shot volunteer with cop’s stolen gun

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal immigration agents were tracking a teenager who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco, authorities said Friday. see also The slaying occurred on Aug. 15, four days after sheriff’s investigators say 18-year-old Erick Garcia-Pineda stole the murder weapon

San Francisco mulls “robot tax’ to help laid-off human workers

Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds. Leon, the all-too-human guard, feels pretty

Russian diplomats pack up facilities across the country

Russia packed up its tiny Midtown trade mission and two other diplomatic facilities in San Francisco and Washington Friday, ahead of President Trump’s deadline to get out. Men moved furniture into blue vans parked outside the East 40th Street office building where the Russian Trade Mission occupied a small space on

California braces for historically severe heatwave

SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were cancelled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend. In normally cool and foggy San Francisco, temperatures reached an all-time high of 106 degrees Friday

Smoke pours from chimney at Russian consulate after US orders its closure

SAN FRANCISCO — Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco on Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia. Firefighters who arrived at the scene were turned away by consulate officials

Rat delays long haul flight by 10 hours

Rats! A rat caused an Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco to be delayed for several hours on Sunday, according to a report by the Times of India. The Boeing 777 was taxiing on the runway and about to take off when someone spotted the vermin. The crew immediately stopped

Inmate accused of killing cellmate on day of release

DUBLIN, Calif. — A San Francisco Bay Area jail inmate has been put back behind bars on the day he was scheduled for release after being accused of killing his cellmate on the way out. The San Francisco Chronicle reports it found out about the killing on Thursday through a tip

Protesters want alt-right group to stomp around in dog poop

A group of alt-right protesters will be met with a stinky surprise when they arrive at San Francisco’s Crissy Field on Saturday. Hordes of local dog owners plan on bringing their pups to poop there ahead of a rally organized by the right-wing protest group Patriot Prayer, whose past demonstrations have