Tag Archives: 16th Street

Police remain at the scene of a Muni bus collision at 16th and Folsom streets.  Photo by Laura Wenus

Car Collides with Bus at 16th and Folsom St. Intersection

A Muni bus heading east on 16th Street was struck by another vehicle at the Folsom Street intersection sometime around 4:40 p.m. this afternoon. It is unclear how many people were injured, though the driver of the bus said that five said they had been hurt but then told him they “didn’t feel anything.” Police were not immediately available to verify the...
Kimberley Walley, displaced from the Graywood hotel at 3308 Mission St. by a five-alarm fire, stands in front of the 16th and Shotwell street tent encampment where she most recently lived. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Two Fire Victims End Months of Homelessness, But a Third Remains Unhoused

Since a five-alarm fire in June displaced Kimberly Walley and her husband, Henry Texada, from the single room occupancy hotel where they had been living for some five years, the couple had fallen on hard times, seemingly unplaceable by officials who had promised to find homes for all of those displaced in the fire. But on Thursday, Walley stood in...
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Man Found Dead at 16th and Mission Streets (Updated)

Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who was found stabbed at 16th and Mission streets at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Though he was transported to the hospital, he was found dead on arrival of first responders. Police indicated that there are three male suspects in the death. A reader reported that the northeast corner of...
The Mission Pinball Club met for the second time on February 16 at Gestalt at 3159 16th St.  Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Pinball League Flips for Friendly Competition

On a drunken night at Gestalt on 16th Street, two pinball enthusiasts came up with the Mission’s latest pastime: a beginner league for pinball players. “My baby has come alive,” said Jessi Reid, a Mission resident, who along with her friend, Gene Hwang, has been dreaming of such a league for about a year. Now, through the support of friends and the power of...
Maria Salvador crying over the death of her son at a memorial service held on Wednesday morning. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros / Mission Local.

Family Remembers 26-Year-Old Slain in SF Mission

A small prayer service was held Wednesday morning for Hector Salvador — the 26-year-old man who was shot and killed over the weekend at 16th and Hoff Streets — just 10 hours after his memorial was taken down following a drive-by shooting targeting mourners, according to witnesses. Salvador was shot early Sunday morning following an altercation in which “a group...
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Developer Vs Owner Lawsuit over 16th St. Condo Project (Business Times)

In a move that could bring the big development project to a temporary halt, the San Francisco Business Times reports that the developers of the massive project at 16th and Mission Streets, Maximus Real Estate Partners, are suing the owner of the property, the Jang family, for breaking their 2013 sale agreement. The lawsuit accuses the Jangs of allegedly intentionally slowing down...
The 70-strong crowd marching down Mission, flanked by police officers. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Protesters Storm Developer’s Office

Some 70 demonstrators — including Supervisor John Avalos — stormed the offices of a developer at 575 Florida St. to protest his firing of 32 union janitors at Parkmerced and his so-called “Monster in the Mission” housing development at 16th and Mission. The developer is Robert Rosania, part-owner of Maximus Real Estate, which is behind the 16th Street Plaza housing...
Enthusiastic community feedback on the Mission Street Public Life Plan's ideas for how to improve the street. Photo by Laura Wenus

Dissent Derails Mission Public Life Plan Meeting

A public meeting to gather feedback on the Mission Street Public Life Plan’s proposals for the improvement of the Mission Street corridor was steered toward a discussion of gentrification and displacement by attendees whose main suggestion was not to implement any improvement program at all. “It took this meeting like a tidal wave,” said Tom Stolmer, a Mission resident and...
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What They Were Chatting About Inside the Protest

It was a familiar scene at 24th and York Streets this afternoon around 2 p.m. The sun was hot and the sky clear blue. The Mayan dancers were there in their traditional dress, and many of the large signs and banners were recognizable from protests past. Erick Arguello of Calle 24 could be seen handing out flyers to those who...
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With Sun Blazing, Anti-Eviction Protesters March On

Some 400 protesters marched west on 24th Street this afternoon to rally against a development at the 16th Street Plaza and in support of Proposition G, a ballot measure that would impose a surcharge on developers who flip multi-unit buildings. Under the blazing sun, marchers danced, bobbed and chanted against gentrification. Unlike last year’s march that focused on an eviction...
The memorial that was set up later on Saturday at the site of the Benjamin Martinez shooting, where his prayer services will be held this coming Friday. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Murdered Honored at Sites of Tragedy

UPDATE: Prayer services for Benjamin Martinez were cancelled, by request of his family, due to concern for public safety. This story has been updated to reflect the latest news. In the wake of last week’s murders, the Restorative Justice Ministry for Victims and Survivors of Violent Crimes of the Archdiocese of San Francisco had planned to conduct prayer services for two victims on July 25. Benjamin...
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Early Morning Homicide at 16th and Valencia

San Francisco police responded to a shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. in the Mission near 16th and Valencia Streets. According to police reports, the suspect walked up to a 28-year-old male victim and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for a gunshot wound to the upper body, and died from his injuries there. The...
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UPDATE: 16th and Mission Shooting Victim Identified

The victim of a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at 16th and Mission has been identified as Waynenard Aitemon, Jr. The medical examiner has said that Aitemon was 32, not 22 as previously stated in police reports. Police have not confirmed whether the three people taken into custody yesterday were detained in relation to Aitemon’s shooting. A prayer...
Dema Grim (center) one of the members of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association celebrates on October 10, 2013 after the Board of Appeals grants her group a rehearing of their appeal of Jack Spade's building permit.

Jack Spade Opponents Win a Rehearing

In a decisive victory for the group opposing Jack Spade’s arrival on 16th Street, the Board of Appeals voted 4 to 1 Wednesday to rehear an earlier appeal that failed after it ended in a split vote. This means that the group of Valencia merchants opposing Jack Spade will have one more opportunity on December 11 to argue why the...
The Board of Appeals hears testimony on Jack Spade in August 21 hearing.

A Split Vote Upholds Jack Spade’s Building Permit

In a hearing at City Hall Wednesday lasting nearly two hours, the Board of Appeals failed to get the necessary four votes to overturn  Jack Spade’s building permits for its proposed location on 16th Street. This decision means that Jack Spade can renew construction which was halted last month when the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association first filed the appeal. Though...