San Franciscan Rayshawn Larue, 48, was gunned down last month on Potrero Hill’s South Slope. Larue was shot and killed while standing between two cars parked along Dakota Street, a half-block from 23rd Street in the Potrero Terrace public housing complex. Neighbors rushed to help the victim; others called 911. Paramedics and police got to the scene a short time later and pronounced Larue dead. No suspect has been identified. The killing was the 29th of the year in the City….San Franciscans Jonathan Limu, 20, and Manu Pomele, 19, were arrested last month and booked on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, firearms-related charges, attempted carjacking, and conspiracy, police said. The pair was linked to a number of summer incidents that occurred in Bayview and Potrero Hill. In one, a 16-year-old boy was robbed of his and his sister’s phone on Burrows Street. The teens were playing the augmented reality game “Pokémon Go” when one of the suspects took their phones and ran to what appeared to be a silver coupe, where the other suspect served as getaway driver. The victim wasn’t injured. Then, on 23rd and Dakota streets, the duo demanded money from a 19-year-old. After going through his pockets and finding nothing of value, they punched the victim multiple times on the head and stole his belongings, including a pair of roller blades. While officers were taking down the robbery report at 23rd Street they heard gunshots nearby, and saw a silver Pontiac drive by. They stopped the vehicle at 20th and Tennessee streets, believing the occupants fired the shots. Later, investigators determined that the Pontiac passengers were being targeted by the gunshots, and connected the incident to Limu and Pomele. At Vermont and Mariposa streets, the men robbed a 58-year-old man of his wallet while he sat in his car around 4 a.m., police said. They ordered him to give them the vehicle, but he drove away. Pomele was arrested at Wisconsin and Madera streets with several rounds of pistol ammunition in his pocket after officers responded to a well-being check. He’s being held without bail at San Francisco County Jail. Limu was arrested in front of the Hall of Justice, and is being held on $325,000 bail.
Last month, a Superior Court of California – County of San Francisco judge affirmed the City’s environmental review and approval process for the Golden State Warriors’ $1 billion, 18,000-seat event center and mixed-use development. The plaintiff, Mission Bay Alliance, has petitioned for a reversal of the decision by the California Court of Appeal. The ruling followed on the heels of another loss for the Alliance, departure of the group’s strategic and public relations consultant, Singer & Associates. “We quit,” Sam Singer said, adding that the decision was prompted by “strategic differences.” The Alliance is a loose coalition of University of California, San Francisco benefactors — including Chiron Corporation founder Bill Rutter and former UCSF administrator Bruce Spaulding — as well as current and former UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay faculty and nurses. The long-range plan for the arena site should be controlled by UCSF, the Alliance argues, to accommodate future growth of the decade-old Mission Bay campus. The Alliance is also suing UCSF in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood wasn’t authorized to negotiate a traffic mitigation agreement with the Warriors and City officials. That case — centering on traffic jams that could occur around Warriors games, especially events that overlap with San Francisco Giants competitions at AT&T Park — probably won’t to be decided for months, and isn’t likely to impact the Warriors’ construction schedule.