Roberto Hernandez stood before facing an auditorium packed with city authorities and hundreds of his community organizer colleagues one recent Thursday. “I am tired of raising money for coffins,” he proclaimed. “The norm is to hit the floor when we hear gunshots. The Head Start program on 24th and Harrison has gunshot drills for children from ages 3 to 5. That’s unacceptable.” With the...
Un mes, tres cuadras y cuatro incidentes. Estas son las últimas estadísticas para la calle 24 y no se refieren a inauguraciones de restaurantes, sino a tiroteos. Desde el 26 de junio, la policía ha recibido cuatro llamados por balas disparadas en el corredor de la calle 24—además, tres de los incidentes sucedieron cuando el sol estaba a plenitud, había...
“At the rate this violence is going, by summertime we’re going to be out of funds.”
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.
Comunidad San Dimas works to keep incarcerated Mission youth from returning to gang life.
Some Mission residents avoid wearing gang colors. For others, it's not an issue.
For some city residents, environmentally friendly buildings mean suffering and death.
Suspect in shooting at Papa Portrero's could face life in prison if convicted.
Residents applaud police response, but some worry about racial profiling.
Two men slain, two held as suspects, and the neighborhood wonders what it all means.