Tag Archives: murder

Sureno gang graffiti first appeared on 18th street and remained there for more than four months even though it is the city's policy to remove it immediately. Photo by Andrea Valencia.

City Takes Months to Move on Gang Tag

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...
Bayview residents congregate before townhall meeting.

Bayview’s POV on Crime

Hundreds of residents converge to Chief of Police's townhall meeting.En Español
Shotwell softball team, Frank Peña kneeling on right in the early '80s. (Courtesy of Louis Lucero)

A Life and Death on Shotwell

Frank Peña was murdered in September due to Norteño-on-Norteño gang violence, police say. But the story of his life—and death—shows how difficult escaping one's past can be.

10.23.09

TGIF! It’s almost t-minus one week to Halloween, and despite having sworn that this year I would really do it right and plan my costume way in advance, my current idea is little more than...
Photo by Tom Ellenberger via Wikimedia

DNA Profiling: You May Be Next

The ACLU claims California DNA collection law violates civil rights.