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Sounds of the Silent Ride: Remembering Slain Cyclists

  Anthony Ryan lost most of his front teeth when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The driver was running a red light, and Ryan was in the hospital for three days, but he was found at fault in the collision. Nonetheless, he’s determined to cycle on. The co-organizer of this year’s local Ride of Silence, an...
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Fire Victims Lawyer Up Against Mission Landlord

More than 30 residents from 15 units in the building on Mission and 22nd streets, where a fire in January claimed one life, severely injured another man, and displaced more than 60 residents, have retained legal counsel to file a suit against the building’s owner. They intend to sue landlord Hawk Lou for failing to maintain key safety features of the building, said...
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Electrical Short Likely Cause of Mission and 22nd Fire

Fire officials told the San Francisco Examiner today that the fire at Mission and 22nd streets that claimed one life and displaced dozens in late January was likely caused by an electrical fault in an upstairs wall. According to the Examiner: Investigators “could not rule out” an “unspecified electrical fault” in the wall as the cause of the fire, [Fire...
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In Salvage Mission, We Return To Scene of Fire

It’s been two months since the fire at Mission and 22nd streets destroyed the large mixed-use building that Mission Local, along with more than 30 other businesses and more than 60 people, used to call home. It killed one man and sent another to the hospital with serious injuries. Today we were finally allowed some time to look around inside and collect...
Captain John Darmanin of the Arson Task Force addresses questions from supervisors about fire frequency and causes. Photo by Laura Wenus

Hearing Demands: How Can We Prevent these Fires?

Lawmakers, officials and members of the public called for changes Thursday to make buildings safer and fire inspections more meaningful. Supervisor David Campos arranged for the City Hall hearing with the San Francisco Fire Department and the Department of Building Inspections in what he called “just the beginning” of an ongoing discussion about fires and building safety.  Campos listened to the data presented...
Sgt. Murray outlines intersection etiquette at a the monthly community police meeting at Mission Station Tuesday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

Traffic Cops Give Tips and Tickets for Safety

Officers from the San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic company appeared at a community meeting last week at Mission Station with a warning and some advice for residents. In response to a study of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths in the last two years, police have identified several problematic intersections and behaviors to root out the common causes of traffic fatalities...
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Child Hit By Car In Mission Intersection

Police say a young boy, between the ages of 3 and 5, was hit in the crosswalk at the intersection of Mission and 21st street this morning at 11:24 a.m. The car was a white van turning from 21st onto Mission street. The boy was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive, though...
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Women Fed Up With Assaults, Fight Back, Speak Out

Two women were sexually assaulted this weekend, within two blocks and about an hour of one another. Their cases are exceptions in the narrative of sexual assault: Both women were accosted from behind by strangers with whom they had had no contact before. But more importantly, both women chose to speak out about their experience. Margot Kenney, the first of...

The Bold Italic’s Tips for Not Getting Robbed

With robberies up 41 percent in the Mission District this year, now is a good a time as any to brush up on some (mostly) common sense strategies to help avoid becoming a victim. The Bold Italic published this handy illustrated guide earlier this month that goes over 12 tips that range from the very basic (avoid walking and texting) to the...
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Bayview Responds to T-Third Muni Violence

En Español District 10 community leaders worked this week to bridge the divide between Asian and African American residents, a rift exacerbated by high-profile crimes against Asian residents on the platform of the T-Third Street Muni line. “The best way to bring communities together is to work on these problems together,” said Vincent Pan, executive director of Chinese for Affirmative...