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Thursday
Apr172014

Athlete Begins Attempt at Solo Record Run Across United States

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Endurance athlete Jessica Goldman began an attempt to run solo across the United States on Wednesday, leaving the steps of San Francisco City Hall at about 8:15 a.m.

Goldman aims to complete her run at New York's City Hall on June 18, which would set a record for the fastest female solo run across the United States.

Mayor Edwin Lee counted off Goldman's start on Wednesday morning.

According to the Mayor's Office, Godlman will be accompanied by members of the Mercy High School cross country running team for the first two miles of her trip.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Mayor Announces Funding for Elevator Repair at City Housing Sites

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Mayor Edwin Lee announced $5.4 million in city funding for "critical elevator modernization and repairs" at a number of San Francisco Housing Authority properties.

The properties where work will take place include one building on Pine Street, two on Turk Street, two on Pacific Street, one on Clementina Street, one on Ellis Street, one on McAllister Street and one on Bush Street.

According the the mayor, the repairs are "necessary to ensure elevators are reliable and do not disrupt the lives of our seniors and disabled public housing residents."

The push to renovate, repair and replace elevators at the SFHA locations are part of Lee's effort to "ensure public housing residents live in safe and decent housing."

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Thursday
Apr172014

Man Beaten, Robbed at Gunpoint in Mission District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are searching for four people after a man was beaten and robbed in San Francisco's Mission District early Thursday morning.

Police said a 47-year-old man was walking on Valencia around 2:40 a.m. when he was approached by four suspects -- two men and two women -- who demanded cash from him. One of the suspects reportedly brandished a gun, while another suspect punched and kicked the victim.

The robbers then took the victim's money and fled on foot.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Police Investigating Shooting at East Bay Strip Mall

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting outside an East Bay strip mall.  

ABC's San Francisco affiliate KGO reports that two people were shot in the parking lot of the Target shopping Center in Richmond, Calif.

Witnesses reported hearing yelling from at least two men followed by the sound of two gunshots.

The two victims were taken to a local hospital, one of whom was in critical condition.

Police recovered ballistic evidence and blood at the scene, but an investigation is ongoing. Police believe they are looking for at least two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call (510) 232-1214.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

MTA Board Votes to End Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted to abolish Sunday parking meter enforcement starting in July.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the move was part of the new two-year operating budget, which was approved on Monday afternoon.

The Sunday parking meter enforcement was initially implemented in January 2013. Mayor Ed Lee had stumped for its dissolution.

The board also voted to prioritize expanded service to low-income seniors and youths.

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