|Done and done|
|Done and done|
Since pissing wherever you please is a popular pastime in Dolores Park, the city has decided to go ahead and install a public urinal, offering up a new kind of relief to park goers.
Flickr/tomblessley You know who is probably really happy about this? Dolores Park Cafe
We came across the news on KTVU this morning, which detailed the plans to follow the French and build a $15K "Pissoir" in the park. The goal here is obvious: to potty train everyone all over again.
As part of the park renovation, the city does plan to add 31 new bathroom stalls to the existing potties in the park. But anyone who's spent gay pride in the park knows that no amount of outhouses will ever be enough to satisfy the masses who visit Dolores Park every week -- many of whom are boozing, which really doesn't help the bladder.
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Medical authorities this morning identified the mother and daughter who died in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night as 60-year-old Celeste Moreno and 93-year-old Amy Moreno.
Google Maps Amy and Celeste Moreno died here in a murder-suicide
According to police, Celeste went to visit her mother at the Central Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility, located at 1355 Ellis St., at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, After two hours, the staff went into Amy's room and found both women dead from gunshot wounds.More »
Update 12:40 p.m.: Police are releasing more details about last night's murder-suicide. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, a 60-year-old woman went to the nursing home to visit her 93-year-old mother at about 5:30 p.m. After two or three hours, staff members went inside the mother's room where they found both women shot to death.
Google Earth The scene of the crime
"The door to the room had been closed at the staff did not notice anything was amiss during the visit, " Shyy tells us. "At this time, SFPD is investigating this incident as a murder suicide and this appears to be an isolated incident, meaning, we do not believe there are any other victims related to the two involved parties.
Original story 7:24 a.m.:San Francisco police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a nursing home in the Western Addition last night.
At about 8:15 p.m. police were called to a nursing facility -- which news stations later identified as the Central Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility at 1355 Ellis St. -- to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived, they found two deceased people inside.
"After preliminary investigation it appears this incident was a murder-suicide," says Officer Gordon Shyy. "There are no further details at this time."More »
Sexual assault complaints fall on deaf ears at UC Berkeley, according to 31 current and formers students who filed two federal complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Wednesday.
ABC7 Sofie Karasek speaks at a press conference yesterday.
But apparently, that's neither new or unusual. The current charges -- which allege that Cal administrators failed to investigate serial rapists and acted indifferent to harassment reports -- are just the latest in a spate of Title IX grievances filed at campuses nationwide. The 1972 law compels all federally funded institutions to investigate claims of gender-related violence or harassment, an obligation that many schools fail to fulfill.
In fact, the new UC Berkeley filing follows a similar complaint that Cal students filed last year, in conjunction with their peers at two other state campuses. In August, 20-year-old Sofie Karasek -- who is named in the current complaint -- testified before a state Senate committee, alleging that her assailant received lax penalties after admitting to the crime. She and other assault victims say the penalty for rape at UC Berkeley is no more severe than that for cheating on an exam.More »
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Medical authorities this morning identified the motorcyclist who died Sunday evening while riding through Golden Gate Park as 32-year-old Dennis Featherston.
Flickr/gullevek Dennis Featherston dies in solo crash
According to police, Featherston, whose residence is unknown. was driving east along JFK Boulevard near Spreckles Lake at about 5:15 p.m. when he struck a curb, then hit a parked car.More »
San Francisco police are still looking for the person who gunned down a 19-year-old man on Saturday evening. Meanwhile, police say the teen, who had been suffering life-threatening injuries, will survive.
On Saturday, at about 7:15 p.m., the cops were called out to the 800 block of Market Street on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim laying at the entrance of the BART station with multiple gunshot wounds, says Officer Gordon Shyy.More »