Tuesday News Roundup
SUSPECT SOUGHT IN MARKET STREET BANK ROBBERY FRIDAY
Police are seeking a suspect who robbed a bank on San Francisco’s Market Street last Friday afternoon.
The robbery was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Market Street.
The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, entered the bank and approached a teller with a note demanding money, according to police.
The teller handed an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who fled west on Market Street and had not been found as of this morning, police said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.
ST. ANTHONY’S FOUNDATION SERVES VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY
St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco opened its doors to thousands of people Monday, including veterans seeking a free warm meal.
The Memorial Day holiday event is usually the busiest for the foundation, which planned to serve 4,000 meals Monday, according to an organization official.
Because most other community organizations are closed on Memorial Day, St. Anthony’s normally attracts more people than usual, with one in five guests being veterans, according to communications associate Jessie Brierley.
St. Anthony’s Foundation recently moved its dining room to a new facility located on 121 Golden Gate Ave. in October. The new dining room can now fit twice as many as the older one.
In addition to providing meals, the organization also provides a free clothing program, a social work center, a medical clinic and tech lab.
The organization relies heavily on volunteers who give their free time to assist the organization in helping those less fortunate.
Chuck Corder, a San Francisco resident who’s been volunteering since 1998, said he’s drawn to the organization because the staff provides a well-grounded environment that makes him feel like he’s making a difference.
“That’s one of the nice things, as a volunteer you feel like your contributing and not wasting time,” Corder said. “When you’re there, they’re so organized, you really feel like your being fully utilized.”
Brierley said she hoped the event would remind people that there are still many veterans who, despite their sacrifices, remain underserved.
“Always remember, of course people that passed away, but also people that are still alive and struggling. We honor them as well because they did ultimately give up a lot for us and our freedoms,” Brierley said.
ONE-ALARM FIRE DISPLACES THREE
A one-alarm fire displaced three people Monday night in Oakland, according to the Oakland Fire Department.
The fire occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 600 block of Douglas Avenue, a fire dispatcher said. The dispatcher said firefighters extinguished the fire at about 11:30 p.m. and no one was injured.
NEW DAILY SERVICE TO ATLANTA FROM OAKLAND BEGINS OCTOBER 1st
Delta Airlines has added a daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and Oakland, according to the Oakland International Airport.
The new daily service to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport begins October 1.
Port of Oakland director of aviation Deborah Ale Flint said in a statement that Atlanta is one of Oakland’s largest underserved markets and the new service will help keep up with demand.
Passengers will be riding a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats to or from Atlanta, according to the Oakland International Airport.