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Two men stabbed in separate incidents, one critically injured

A man is in critical condition after a stabbing early Wednesday morning near 14th and Mission streets. It is unclear how the incident unfolded, but according to police reports, officers responded to the area at 4:47 a.m. after a caller reported a fight on the street. The unidentified suspect reportedly stabbed the man in the leg and fled, evading arrest. At 9:55 a.m....

Alex Nieto memorial concert at the Brava Theater tonight

On the third anniversary of police shooting victim Alex Nieto’s death, a concert to kick-start a fundraising campaign for the construction of a permanent memorial in his honor will be held tonight at 24th Street’s Brava Theater. Nieto was shot and killed by four San Francisco Police officers on March 21, 2014 on top of Bernal Hill. Since then, the local community has mobilized...

Car splattered with acid, woman robbed and injured in her sleep in SF Mission

A Mission resident reported that his car had been splashed with acid while parked near 18th and Lexington streets sometime on Sunday. The man said that none of his property was taken from inside of the car, and believes that the attack was random. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that the incident was likely isolated and did not confirm...

Mexican presidential hopeful gets warm welcome in SF Mission

Mexican presidential hopeful Andrés Manuel López Obrador made an appearance in the Mission District Monday evening, drawing a crowd of more than 200 supporters who welcomed him to the Grand Theater, now Gray Area, on Mission Street with cheers, chants, and signs. “Es un honor luchar con Obrador,” they chanted, or, “It’s an honor to fight with Obrador.” With two...

Woman escapes kidnapper, man arrested in fork stabbing

San Francisco Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping near 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Saturday. At about 9 p.m., the female victim and the suspect, a 55-year-old woman, reportedly walked into the suspect’s residence near the intersection. Upon entering the lobby, the victim refused to accompany the suspect into her upstairs room. The suspect then grabbed the victim...

SF Mission Dance Program Highlights Indigenous Struggle

For the third year running, San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theater will present deeply political performances, this time with a focus on current points of contention like resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, displacement, deportation, and colonization. Among the programming are various traditional dances with little European influence. The March 24th performance will open with an Ohlone prayer and...

In one week, Public Works picks up 55,000 lbs of trash, 4,000 needles from encampments

In response to increasing tensions between San Francisco’s housed and unhoused neighbors and an ever growing stack of complaints about homeless encampments – the city’s Department of Public Works last week decided to take matters into its own hands by “deep cleaning” and essentially removing a number of them in the Mission and in South of Market.   Nuisance and...

Developments in development: awkward relief

Developments in Development is a “weekly” column recapping real estate, business, planning, zoning and construction new You know, in a time when San Francisco reportedly saw the biggest year-over-year rent drop in the country and we keep hearing about how rents are slowing down, I really wasn’t expecting to see this monstrosity. Having a shower and toilet directly adjacent to...

Mission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic Win

Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been...

Young man robbed after giving directions

An 18-year-old man was robbed near the intersection of 16th and Mission streets early Thursday morning.  Police report that the man was standing on the southwest corner of the intersection at 2:11 a.m. when he was approached by a man estimated to be in his late 20s and a woman in her early 20s, who asked the 18-year-old for directions....

UPDATED: Shooting on 19th St. claims life of father celebrating his birthday

A shooting on 19th Street claimed the life of a 44-year-old man early Friday morning. At 12:48 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets and found the man on the sidewalk in front of a barbershop on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets. The victim has been identified as Jorge Martinez,...

Police ask for help in locating missing senior

The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 68-year-old woman who has been reported missing since March 15. Jin Zhu Yep is Asian, 5’00”, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 6:30 p.m on Wednesday while crossing the intersection of 13th Street as South Van Ness Avenue. The elderly...