Tag Archives: South Van Ness

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...
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...
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...
Four-year-old Arianna was diagnosed with Asthma in March.

Toxic Housing and Asthma Plague the Mission

*+-Housing violations and breathing problems in the Mission are both nearly twice the city average, and the neighborhood has one of the highest asthma rates in the city.