- Ed Lee drops stop-frisk plan amid uproar (SF Chronicle)
Mayor Ed Lee has dropped plans to bring New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco and instead will rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence that has plagued some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
- SF parking plan’s message: Transit first (SF Chronicle)
San Francisco’s aggressive plan to install thousands more parking meters and to expand the hours they operate has an overarching goal of making the streets friendlier for transit, cycling and walking.
- S.F. fire crews knock down 4-alarm blaze (SF Chronicle)
San Francisco firefighters knocked down a four-alarm fire Tuesday morning that destroyed a commercial building in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood. The fire was reported around 5:45 a.m. in the attic of a commercial building on 1552 Ocean Avenue and was brought under control by 6:30 a.m., authorities said. Two firefighters suffered minor injures while fighting the blaze.
- Police cuts, rumors of easy targets fuel Bay Area burglary spike (Oakland Tribune)
Bay Area cities have seen double-digit jumps in home burglaries during the first half of 2012 as a storm of such factors as fewer cops on the streets and rumors of easy targets have collided to boost thievery. The biggest spike is in Palo Alto, with a 63 percent jump in home burglaries, but Oakland has seen a 33 percent hike, and the surge in San Jose is 39 percent.