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Listen Local: Murder Case, Media in Crisis

In this week’s episode of Listen Local, we discuss an ongoing homicide case and ongoing media meltdown. New evidence has surfaced in the investigation into the early September murder of 14-year-old Rashawn Williams. Focus has...
A memorial for Malcolm Armstrong at Potrero Del Sol skate park. Photo by Zak Segura.

Hayes Valley Murder Victim A Locally Beloved Skater

Malcolm Armstrong, an Oakland native with a Brooklynite persona, died as the result of a stabbing in Hayes Valley recently. A suspect has been arrested for his murder, and Armstrong’s friends in the Mission organized a massive skateboarding...
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.