Trouble

Crimes, big and small.


City prostitution efforts too slow for SF Mission residents

Some 60 residents on Monday evening said over and over that prostitution on Shotwell has never been worse, and they made it clear to District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen and Mission Captain Gaetano Caltagirone that their official efforts have been too slow and ineffective. “This is the worst it’s been — the density of prostitutes,” said 77-year-old David Brownell, who...

Mission activists renounce Alioto’s calls for repealing sanctuary city rules

With about two dozen people present, a coalition of activists from the Mission district held a last-minute press conference at the 24th Street BART station to condemn plans by mayoral candidate Angela Alioto to repeal the city’s blanket sanctuary status for immigrants. The gathering happened on Friday afternoon, a day after Alioto made the plans public. As reported in the...
Friends school student

VIDEO: San Francisco Friends School hosts youth summit

Students at the San Francisco Friends School spent months studying issues like youth homelessness and climate change, then invited other middle school students to participate in a summit to learn more about what they learned. More than 230 students from all over the city joined the summit on May 4.

S.F. Cop who claimed anti-Muslim racism was accused of being “CIA Agent Impersonator” by Napa Police

The Afghani-born San Francisco police officer who last month claimed to be the victim of anti-Muslim racism and harassment is the same man who, in 2013, was deemed a “CIA Agent Impersonator” by the Napa Police Department, Mission Local has confirmed. The man “met a female on a dating website,” begins the bulletin. “He used the name Danny Costello. …...
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Shooting on 26th and Guerrero sends two to the hospital

A drive-by shooting outside of a church at 26th and Guerrero sent two victims to the hospital around midnight Sunday. The victims, two men ages 21 and 43, are in non-life-threatening condition. No arrests have been made. Police believe the suspects are two men in their 20s.  Witnesses described hearing around six to eight gunshots shortly after midnight, as well...

Weekend calendar: Cinco de Mayo edition

Cinco De Mayo is upon us, and if you’re interested in having a unique celebration, look at these Saturday events: S.F. Cinco de Mayo Celebration The official Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Valencia street. The festivities will take place between 21st and 24th streets and Valencia with food, music and a...

Wave of robbery and assaults hits the Mission over the weekend

Friday, April 27 A  46-year-old-man armed with a knife stabbed a 26-year-old man at 10 a.m. near 16th and Capp streets, according to police.  The suspect was arrested at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. At 9:26 p.m. in Dolores Park, four men between the ages of 20 to 25...

PHOTOS: Hundreds rally to end violent clashes in Nicaragua

Forty years after the revolution in Nicaragua, some 150 immigrants rallied together at the 24th Street BART Plaza, with young and old generations coming together to demand that President Daniel Ortega resign. “This is what our predecessors were doing back in the ’80s,” Gabriela Aleman said. “This isn’t about parties. This is about the people and the country.” Attendees held...

Nicaraguans return to Sandino Plaza in the Mission to oust Sandinista leader

So many protests against U.S. involvement in Nicaragua took place at the 24th Street BART station in the late 1970s and 1980s that it became known as Plaza Sandino. Nicaraguans will return to the plaza on Saturday — this time, to call for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega, a leader who was one of the revolutionaries that in 1979...

Family of slain immigrant hold 24-hour vigil, demand action at Hall of Justice

With a medley of instruments, the family and friends of Luis Gongora Pat celebrated what would have been his 48th birthday in front the Hall of Justice in a vigil with candles and cake. But two years after police shot and killed Gongora Pat, his family and friends aren’t any closer to getting any answers from the SFPD or investigators....
Schmidt's building

So Long, Schmidt’s: Restaurant closing on high note amid rent hikes

In little less than a month, Schmidt’s, the restaurant at the corner of Folsom and 20th streets that has served German food with a uniquely American spin since 2009, will be closing for good. But more than sadness about the May 27 closing, the restaurant’s owners say they feel a weight coming off. Co-owner David Pierce said that, over the...
Multiple robberies and a stabbing kept police busy

Elderly man robbed and three others stabbed in separate assaults

Three stabbing incidents and one robbery on Monday sent victims to local hospitals for their injuries, according to the police. Police were called on Monday at 3:15 p.m. to investigate an incident at 26th and Mission streets in which two women, ages 51 and 56, were reported to be arguing in public. The argument turned physical as one woman attacked...
Everett teacher Gary Cruz

April 20 Day of Action a must for Everett students

They are Everett Middle School students, but for some, gun violence happens right around the block. Jorge Caamal-Estrada, an eighth grader at Everett, said he was about five years old when a man was shot around the corner from his house off of Capp Street. The experience left a lasting impression — and the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and...

Photo illustration: The Mission during the 1906 quake vs. today

The 1906 earthquake leveled most of San Francisco and its old glamour. But the city persisted, rebuilt and now looks to the future. We thought it would be neat to look at some nearby places and see what they looked like during or after the great earthquake and compare it to how the city looks now. All of the archive...