Public urination

Raw sewage oozes onto the sidewalk in San Francisco's Noe Valley.

SF Sidewalk Cleaners Can’t Keep Up With The Call Of Nature

San Francisco has been trying to clean the stench of urine from its streets, an aroma that in several neighborhoods serves as a daily reminder of the failure of a quality of life law passed more than a decade ago.


Escalators at the Montgomery St. BART station in San Francisco. (BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons)

Phil Matier: Human Waste Plagues BART Escalators

KCBS, CBS 5 and San Francisco Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said many of the broken escalators are the result of human excrement gumming up its gears.


A photo of a Tecate billboard taken in San Francisco's Mission District  (The Tens)

SF Mission District Beer Billboard Promotes Public Urination

A recent Spanish-language billboard advertising Tecate beer in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to endorse public urination.


Police at the scene where a suspect who allegedly urinated in public and attacked police was shot by an officer.

Oakland Officer Shoots Public Urination Suspect After Scuffle

A police officer shot a male suspect in Oakland Friday night after he allegedly attacked officers when they attempted to detain him for urinating in public.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/13/2011