San Francisco public defender faces probe after she told jurors domestic abuse victim was Fatal Attraction-style bunny boiler and took them for drinks ‘to make them feel sorry for attacker’
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is on course to LOSE election to no-nonsense rival who’s vowed to adopt zero-tolerance policy on crime in violence-plagued city
San Francisco is hit by another huge blow as RESIDENTIAL property market begins to tank, with investor landlord ditching 459 homes across 12 buildings due to plunging occupancy blamed on crime
Waymo robotaxi goes up in flames in Chinatown after crowd attacks Google neighborhood spying vehicle
A crowd in San Francisco’s Chinatown surrounded a Waymo robotaxi on Saturday night, broke the windows and threw fireworks inside, setting the vehicle ablaze, the company said.
The incident occurred on Jackson Street near Grant around 9 p.m. Waymo said that the autonomous vehicle was not transporting any passengers at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.
It was not clear what prompted the crowd to set upon the robotaxi. The San Francisco Police Department said authorities are investigating the incident.
Video posted to social media showed a crowd of several dozen people surrounding the car and scrawling graffiti on the sides. One man bashed the front passenger window and the windshield with a skateboard, shattering the glass.
Subsequently, someone threw a firework inside, setting the car on fire. Flames quickly engulfed the Jaguar, totally destroying the car.
“We are working closely with local safety officials to respond to the situation,” Waymo said in a statement provided to The Standard.
Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze.
A San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson said a call came in about the fire at 9:03 p.m.
A destroyed Waymo autonomous vehicle after it was defaced with graffiti, windows broken, and fireworks thrown inside in Chinatown on Saturday night. | Source: Courtesy SFFD via Séraphine Hossenlopp
Chinese migrant, 87, flees Dem-led San Francisco for home on one-way ticket after suffering THREE violent attacks in crime-ridden city, including horrific drop-kick assault caught on camera
Rongxin Liao, 87, has been repeatedly hospitalized since his arrival 24 years ago including one notorious incident caught on video where he was kicked out of his walker while waiting for a bus in the Tenderloin district. He had planned to spend the rest of his life in the US after the death of his wife, but has given up on his dream after the unrelenting violence left his family in terror. ‘I don’t want to be a drag to my son here,’ he told Sing Tao Daily. ‘I don’t want him to worry about me all the time.’
How San Francisco’s Westfield turned into a ghost mall: The dying center where 75 PERCENT of units are empty and more stores are closing, with footfall down by half as shoppers avoid crime and homeless hotspot
The mall’s cavernous, marble-floored atrium is eerily quiet. There’s not a single shopper in sight and a litany of abandoned stores lay mostly empty, but for a few leftover cardboard boxes or fading signs which serve as a reminder of the former occupants. This is not a scene from a post-apocalyptic TV show. And it’s not a so-called ‘dead mall’ in some forgotten corner of America. This is the palatial San Francisco Center on a Friday afternoon in mid-January, when just a few years ago the luxurious complex would have been heaving with shoppers reveling in after-Christmas sales.
San Francisco’s oldest toy store which inspired Toy Story movies shuts down after 86 YEARS due to the ‘perils and violence’ of the downtown – as it becomes latest victim of zombie city awash with drugs, homelessness and crime
An iconic San Francisco toy store famed for inspiring the Pixar franchise Toy Story has been forced to close after 86 years in business due to the city’s rampant crime and homelessness epidemic. Jeffrey’s Toys shared the news this week that it would be permanently closing its doors, citing a crimewave that had left it ‘struggling for a number of years.’ The store’s attorney named the ‘perils and violence of the downtown environment’ as the main factor driving the decision, alongside ‘inflation, the decrease in consumer spending and the demise of retail across the world.’
San Francisco’s dying downtown mall loses its FIFTH store in a month: Madewell exit follows recent Adidas, J. Crew, Lucky Brand and Aldo closings, with 75% empty shopping center’s value plunging from $1.2BN to $290M in eight years
The cost of progressive policies: San Francisco’s dying Westfield Mall loses ONE BILLION dollars in value in seven years and is now worth just $290M, as forlorn tourists are filmed wandering crime-ridden city’s ailing downtown
The city’s largest mall, owned by Westfield and Brookfield who stopped making mortgage payments last year, is now worth only $290 million, which is 75 percent less than seven years ago, according to the Real Deal . Shoe store Alto is set to exit the mall next week, and numerous tenants, including Nordstrom, Adidas, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Lego, have abandoned the mall since 2020. When its former mall operator Westfield turned the property to its lender last year, it blamed ‘unsafe conditions’ and ‘lack of enforcement against rampant criminal activity’ in large part for Nordstrom’s departure. The mall is located in the troubled Union Square area in the center of downtown, which has witnessed businesses and tourists fleeing since the pandemic, with groups attributing to crime , homelessness, and work-from-home policies.
San Francisco journalist shares photo of tourists walking down ‘GUTTED’ main street in crime-ridden city, where almost all shops have closed
The snap, taken in the heart of the city’s famed shopping district , shows a group of tourists wandering down a gutted Powell St – a way once bustling with businesses. However, instead of being graced with an array of shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants, the party is seen encountering countless shuttered storefronts. More shots from independent commentator Erica Sandberg show more of the same, and how the thoroughfare that runs adjacent to the city’s Downtown , all the way from Market to Fisherman’s Wharf, has become a shell of its former self. The sights, while startling, should come as no great surprise to anyone keeping up with the now-years-long saga of the crime-ridden, homeless-overrun city , which recently had two nets installed on both sides of its seminal bridge to stop suicides.
Number’s up! KPMG to move out of $400m namesake HQ in downtown San Fran after 20 years – while nearby mall loses yet ANOTHER tenant as ‘doom loop’ gets worse for the crime and homeless-ridden Dem city
KPMG is set to move out of its $400 million namesake building, another high profile exit from San Francisco’s beleaguered downtown. The consulting and accounting giant first leased space in the 25-story office tower when the building opened in 2002. It comes as shoe store Alto also prepares to exit San Francisco Centre, the city’s biggest mall, next week. Businesses and residents have fled downtown San Francisco since the pandemic as crime and homeless increase.
Hilton hotel in San Francisco defaults on its mortgage as 544-room facility where a nights stay cost $166 misses $97million loan payments in growing ‘doom loop’ for liberal city
The city’s hospitality sector is faltering alongside the rise in rampant crime , debilitating homelessness , and dangerous public drug use – with fewer people wanting to visit San Fran compared to before the pandemic. According to a securities filing, the owner of the Hilton Financial District, a 544-room hotel, said it defaulted on a loan last Wednesday. It was warned that its lenders could potentially seek to foreclose on the property if an agreement is not reached. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hilton Financial District reported $11.1 million in revenue in the third quarter of 2023, down from $12.3 million a year prior.
Distressing moment ‘fentanyl user’ writhes and moans in San Fran for TWO HOURS – as local journalist slams progressive activists she claims want to cover-up the crisis
Shocking video shows a man in San Francisco allegedly high on fentanyl thrashing around on the ground for two hours. In the video, the man is allegedly high on fentanyl and has his pants pulled down to his ankle on one leg. He is rolling around on the ground, hitting himself and moaning incoherently. San Francisco Beat host and independent journalist Erica Sandberg reposted the video and said homeless activists are trying to cover-up the reality of the crisis.
Shocking video shows a man in San Francisco allegedly high on fentanyl thrashing around on the ground for two hours as a local journalist claims advocates are trying to cover up the reality of the city’s drug crisis.
On December 26, an account call Dodge Place Tenderloin SF shared the video on X, formerly known as Twitter, and said the man screamed for at least two hours.
In the video, the man is allegedly high on fentanyl and has his pants pulled down to his ankles. He is rolling around on the ground, hitting himself and moaning incoherently.
San Francisco Beat host and independent journalist Erica Sandberg reposted the video and said homeless activists are trying to cover-up the reality of the crisis.
Sandberg said, ‘What frustrates so-called ‘homeless’ activists: they can’t stop these images and videos from going public.’
Video shows this man in San Francisco allegedly high on fentanyl thrashing around on the ground for two hours
San Francisco Beat host and independent journalist Erica Sandberg reposted the video and said homeless activists are trying to cover-up the reality of the crisis
‘All threats and shaming attempts are futile. We will share what is happening to our fellow human beings on the streets. We will identify those responsible. Truth to power.’
In November, the city took drastic measures to clean up their streets as world leaders came into town for the APEC summit. But as soon as they left, the homeless population returned to the streets.
Protective steel fences were erected around the Moscone Center in the SoMa District, where the event was held. Police were also out in force, roads closed, and traffic detoured.
But after the conference wrapped up Thursday, November 17, so did the special attention paid to SoMA and the bordering Tenderloin District, where the worst of the city’s homelessness is concentrated.
DailyMail.com photos show the homeless filling the streets in the Tenderloin District where vagrants regularly relieve themselves on the sidewalk just weeks later.
‘As you walk around here, it’s kind of like you have to do a Poopie Dance, always avoiding stepping in s**t,’ Rick Garcia, an architect, told DailyMail.com.
During a debate on Fox News with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis openly mocked the reality by displaying a map delineating feces purportedly found on the city streets.
DeSantis said, ‘Human feces is now a fact of life, except when a communist dictator comes to town.’
Howard Ul, 60, manager of the Golden State Donut Shop in the city’s Tenderloin District, told DailyMail.com: ‘Every corner here around here now is like garbage. They’re all back.’
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the homeless filling the streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District in the weeks after they were cleared out for the APEC summit
Drug overdose deaths have reached an all-time high in the Golden Gate City, with 752 deaths so far in 2023
‘Everyone came for APEC, and overnight this area was cleaned up,’ he said. ‘They did an awesome job. My question is – why don’t they come to clean anymore? What are they doing to keep it up and help people who can’t seem to make choices for themselves?’
Crime and filth in the Golden Gate City has forced business and citizens to flee causing a ‘doom loop’ – referring to a city’s decline when tax incomes fall as residents and businesses leave, causing revenues to decline in a downward spiral.
Jeremy Bernier, a software engineer visiting the city shared a video on social media of a group he claimed to be drug addicts gathered outside his Airbnb.
Bernier described the city as the ‘most depressing place I’ve ever seen’ and went on to ask ‘wtf is this and who the hell is in charge of this city?’
‘So many drugged out people standing up while fully bent over with their head to the ground, taking what appears to be fentanyl,’ he added.
‘Tents everywhere, people passed out on sidewalks. This is worse than 3rd world countries. Such an embarrassment.’
Data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner showed that San Francisco has entered its deadliest year on record for drug overdoses with 752 accidental overdose deaths as of December 6.
It tops the highest year on record – 2020 – when 726 people died.
The rise in drug deaths goes hand in hand with a crime wave which has forced businesses to shut down and emptied the city center.
A tourist visiting San Francisco’s Tenderloin district was aghast after seeing ‘drug addicts’ gathered outside his rental
Chinese American rapper Chino Yang has slammed San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a new diss track where he brands her a ‘clown’ and ‘phony a** liberal’ due to her failure to get a grip on soaring crime rates in the city
As of December 24, robbery is up 14.5 percent and motor vehicle theft is up 5.6 percent in the city, according to San Francisco Police Department crime data.
Chinese American rapper, Chino Yang, 35, has taken aim at San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a new diss track slamming ‘incompetent city officials’ over crime rates.
His latest musical offering is an English language song exposing the weakness of ‘crooked politicians’.
‘Now London Breed you ain’t nothing but a clown / When we really needed you, you ain’t never been around’ Yang raps on the track.
‘You done turn this great city into a zombie land/ They do all kind of dirt’s here they won’t try that in a small town,’ he adds.
Is this the most dangerous square mile in America? Crime hotspot in Oakland where gas stations and In-N-Out are hit by brazen car thieves dozens of times EVERY DAY – but cops say they are powerless to stop it
‘We are f***ed,’ an exasperated police officer candidly declares as he patrols a Chevron gas station in Oakland, California, during the Friday morning rush. The spot is one of three gas stations that surround Oakland Airport and which have become notorious for vehicle thefts. Within a single square mile, cops claim criminals strike a dozen times or more per day, every day, mainly targeting victims who are headed to and from the airport. But the officer, who’s picked up an overtime shift to keep watch and act as a deterrent, wasn’t just referring to the theft epidemic when he made the strikingly blunt assessment.