Tenderloin Attack

A resident in a building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood allegedly beat a female neighbor over the head with a metal pipe Monday morning after she sprayed him with a hose, police said today. The alleged assault occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. at a building in the 200 block of Leavenworth Street.

The victim, a 67-year-old woman who is also the janitor to the building, sprayed a 49-year-old man with water while he was putting trash in the garbage, according to police. The suspect left and returned with more trash. When the victim sprayed him with water again, he allegedly struck her with a metal pipe multiple times, police said.

The woman was taken to A hospital with cuts and injuries to her head, but is expected to survive, police said. The suspect was taken into custody. Police had not released his identity as of this morning.

Man Suffers Injuries in Sunset District Attack

A man suffered head injuries when he was attacked Monday night in San Francisco’s Sunset District, police said. The 52-year-old victim was taking out trash in the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men in his 50s who he knew, police said.

One of the suspects talked to him while the second suspect allegedly struck the victim repeatedly in the head with a weapon, possibly a crowbar, according to police.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a head injury but is expected to survive.The suspects, who police said were driving a smaller four-door blue sedan, had not been arrested as of this morning.

Mayor Ed Lee Appoints New SFO Director

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today announced the appointment of Ivar Satero as director of San Francisco International Airport. Satero, SFO’s chief operating officer, previously held the position of deputy director of design and construction and has worked at SFO for 22 years.

Before coming to the airport, Satero, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University and a master’s in business administration from San Francisco State University, also worked for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission as a project engineer. He will be taking over from retiring airport director John Martin on July 18.

“The San Francisco International Airport is our city’s gateway to the world, and I am confident that Ivar Satero’s tremendous achievements and experience will ensure SFO continues to meet the needs of a growing airport
that serves 50 million passengers and generates $36 billion in economic activity for the region,” Lee said in a statement.

Martin is retiring after 20 years as airport director and 35 years working at SFO. SFO has $4.4 billion in new capital projects now underway, including a recently completed new air traffic control tower, a new Terminal 1, a 350-room hotel and cargo and service-related buildings, city officials said.

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