José Luis Anthony Escobar, de 19 años de edad, era el mayor de siete hijos. Escobar quiso encargarse de su familia cuando su padrastro fue asesinado el primero de septiembre en el estacionamiento de un...
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Jose Luis Anthony Escobar, 19, the oldest of seven children, wanted to take care of his family after his stepfather was shot and killed in a Taco Bell parking lot on Sept. 1. “He felt...
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Tagged Dina Carrillo, gangs, goofy, Javier Campos, Jose Luis Anthony Escobar, juvenile hall, mission district, SFPD, Sureno
Pasted in the window of a dormant pizzeria on 18th Street was a familiar notice from the Department of Public Works: a letter, dated Oct. 2, demanding the landlord remove small taggings from the window...
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Friday A 52-year-old man was kicked in the head and robbed Friday morning on South Van Ness Avenue near 23rd Street. The man was walking on South Van Ness at about 7:09 a.m. when two...
Five men await trial. Five men are missing. And -- word is -- a new group of I.D. sellers has moved in.
Stories of violence averted are not often told in the news. Did collaboration between police and the neighborhood do just that?
“At the rate this violence is going, by summertime we’re going to be out of funds.”
Three shootings, one stabbing, one fight - all seemingly gang-related. “What the hell is going on here?” one reader writes.
One thing you learn here fast. You can’t sit too long in a bar without a guy buying you a drink. You have to be ready to interact.
Homeless men, bus rides, and public urinations - that's a day in the Mission for cops. En Español
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Tagged 24th street, crime, foot beat, gangs, homelessness, Homicide, latinos, mission, Mission Education Projects, San Francisco Mission District, san francisco police department, undocumented immigrants
Another view of growing up on Shotwell Street.
A 19-year-old Mission resident finds an escape from gang life through aerosol art.
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Bernal Dwellings celebrates its second annual Toy Drive, rap included. En Español
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Urban lit draws neighborhood high school students in with harrowing depictions of abuse, drug use and violence they relate to. En Español
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