Tag Archives: Sureno

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...
Altar briefly erected at the corner of 16th and Rondel streets

Residents: Weekend Killing Latest in Surge of Gang Violence on 16th St.

*+-A 19-year-old man, identified as Jose Escobar by the San Francisco medical examiner, was shot and killed near 16th and Valencia streets early Saturday morning, police said. Neighbors and merchants fear the homicide shows a...
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.
Young men at a recent Comunidad San Dimas meeting.

Ministry Offers Youth Family, Space, A Dash Of God

*+-Comunidad San Dimas works to keep incarcerated Mission youth from returning to gang life.

Police Revisit Weekend Violence

*+-A new division in the gangs. The chief suspect was questioned and released 10 minutes before Sunday's shootings.