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Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Intersection Flooded After Car Rams Fire Hydrant Following a Collision

A car hit and dislodged a fire hydrant at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue after it collided with a car being used as an Uber just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, causing minor injuries and sending a geyser of water shooting skyward. “It sounded like a Transformers movie,” said 16-year-old Julian Garcia, who lives on the block and said he heard...
Roberto Hernandez at the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 26th Street speaking out against the Lennar development at 1515 South Van Ness Ave. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Activists Fire Shot Across Bow of “Titanic Mess on South Van Ness”

The next battle over market-rate housing in the Mission District took shape Thursday morning as activists met on the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 26th Street to denounce a five-story housing project they have dubbed the “Titanic Mess on South Van Ness.” Opponents demanded that its developer — Lennar Multifamily Communities, a subsidiary of the development giant Lennar...
The site of the now vacant former gas station at the corner of 19th and South Van Ness. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros / Mission Local.

73-Unit Housing Coming to 19th and South Van Ness

Another Mission District gas station will be turned into housing when the former Shell at 793 South Van Ness becomes 58 market-rate units and 15 affordable units as early as 2019. And if the first meeting related to the project is any indication, the opposition that usually accompanies market-rate housing in the Mission has not yet mounted a full offensive....
Photo by George Lipp

Small Fire in SF Mission Quickly Extinguished

A recycling bin fire spread from the container to the exterior of a two-story building at 1356 South Van Ness Avenue near 24th Street early Sunday morning, and was quickly extinguished. At 4:37 a.m., said neighbor and Mission Local contributor George Lipp, someone on the street began shouting to the residents of the building, warning them of the fire. The driver of a passing car also...
South Van Ness is among the most dangerous streets in San Francisco for pedestrians

The Danger Zone of South Van Ness

When Mark Morey wanted to know how often people were speeding past his South Van Ness home, he didn’t rely on mere estimates. The 49-year-old Mission resident equipped himself with a cheap radar gun, posted up near a few busy intersections, and took aim. “Almost everyone who drives down that street is driving too fast,” said Morey. “And anyone who...
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Collision Suspect to Be Arraigned Today

David Morales, the 19-year-old alleged gang member who fled from police in a car on Jan. 1 and caused a crash that killed two people, will be arraigned at the Hall of Justice today at 1:30 p.m. The arraignment will be followed by a press conference by District Attorney George Gascón, who will announce the charges. Look for Mission Local’s...
A vigil set up outside of Muzio's Wine Liquor on 21st Street and South Van Ness Aveunue after a car collision killed two people. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Donations for Collision Victims Accepted at Muzio’s

Two donation boxes have been set up at the corner of 21st Street and South Van Ness Avenue, where two people died following a collision Jan. 1. One of the victims’ relatives told Mission Local that funds will help the families of the victims send their bodies home for burial. Francisco Gutierrez, a 26-year-old man, was struck and killed by...
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Suspect Identified in Deadly Collision

David Morales, a 19-year-old San Francisco resident, was identified by police as the driver whose car collided with another and caused two deaths Tuesday morning. Police said the driver shot at three pedestrians near Valencia Gardens at 14th and Guerrero streets, then fled from authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop. The collision, which left two people dead...
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 or risk a $500 fine. The letter has now been removed. However, just across the street a more sinister tagging has been neglected since May....
wide shot of Whiz Burgers on 18th Street

Burger Relic Stays True to Old-School Roots

A guy wearing a black hoodie, flat-brimmed baseball hat and baggy jeans walked up to Whiz Burgers Drive-In on a warm Sunday night. His head was down as he focused on several wrinkled dollar bills he had just pulled from his pocket. “What’s up, boss, can I get a large chocolate shake?” Jay Smith asked as he leaned into the...