And who do you image would be brazen enough to simply walk into an upscale art gallery in Union Square and coolly walk out with a stolen Picasso drawing worth upwards of $200,000? A criminal mastermind with a long record tracked by Interpol? Nope – it’s just some dude from Jersey.
Many of you have already heard about the controversial incident in which SF-local Deshon Marman got kicked off a US Airways flight at SFO for wearing saggy pants. The plane’s captain made a “citizen’s arrest” and Marman was charged with trespassing, battery and resisting arrest. What the…?
It took a couple months but police have finally nabbed one of the lead suspects sought for the March 31st beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium. Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested early this morning by a S.W.A.T. team; authorities were tipped off by his – get this – parole officer.
The City Insider reports that San Francisco residents have rated homelessness as the city’s biggest problem. Really? I would have thought it was crime – you know, with the over dozen murders we’ve had this year alone along with the numerous reports of theft and battery. Who are these people?
Forbes just put out its America’s Most Miserable Cities list. What exactly makes a city miserable? Is it a depressed economy and housing market, high rates of violent crime, and rampant unemployment? Yes – to all of the above. And, guess what, the Golden State has eight of the twenty most miserable cities in the entire country.
The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 3. The celebration is a customary time of gift exchange, usually involving red envelopes filled with cash.
You know that guy on your street that takes his nasty, bedbug-ridden mattress and brokedown furniture and old pizza boxes and just dumps them all over the sidewalk? Yeah – him and others who illegally dump are costing the city and taxpayers over $4 million a year. They can be fined up to $1000 if caught and now you can make some cash if you turn them in.