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Mathew Fiame. Photo courtesy of his sister, Mafini Fiame.

Family of Mission Stabbing Victim Remember a Devoted Protector

Though he had lived on the streets for years, Mathew Fiame still found ways to stay connected with his family. But on December 29th, a stabbing on Valencia Street claimed the 39-year-old’s life. The circumstances of the stabbing remain unclear. “He was always the strong person, the protector of everybody, and for him to have passed the way he did,...
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Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped Between BART Car and Platform

Firefighters had to rescue a man who had become trapped between a BART car and the platform Wednesday night. Around 6:30 p.m., the first responders found the man pinned and only semi-conscious. By 6:44 p.m., firefighters reported the man had been extracted and was being transported to a hospital trauma center in serious condition. ABC7 reports firefighters used inflatable airbags to...
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Artists, Landlords Get Fire Safety Tips from City Officials

Fire Department members, a tenant lawyer, and Building Inspection officials on Tuesday night offered fire safety tips and encouraged tenants and landlords of live-work spaces to file complaints about safety concerns with the proper authority, be it the Department of Building Inspection, the Planning Department, or the Fire Department. “If you feel comfortable, report it,” said Fire Department spokesperson Jonathan...
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Police Arrest Suspect in Valencia Stabbing Homicide

UPDATE: The suspect originally named in this story was released after an alibi was corroborated by SFPD. Police report they have arrested a suspect in connection with at stabbing at Valencia and Duboce streets on Dec. 29th that left 38-year-old Mathew Fiame dead. After homicide investigators identified the man as a suspect San Francisco Police officers from Northern Station found him on...
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Crime Recap: Man Punched in Face in Scuffle Over Backpack

A man was struck in the face in an assault Tuesday afternoon in the Mission District, sending him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 39-year-old victim was walking down Mission Street between 16th and 17th streets near 4:36 p.m. when another man of unknown age came up behind him. The second man tried to grab the victim’s backpack and...
Amos Howard, a homeless U.S. Army veteran, stands amid the charred remnants of his tent camp near 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Homeless Man Without Shelter After Tent Blaze, Possibly Arson

A homeless man is without shelter as rain storms sweep the Bay Area, after his tent caught fire early Tuesday morning in a possible case of arson. Amos Howard, a U.S. Army veteran who has been living in a tent outside a church at 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, said he suspects two men set fire to his...
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Crime Recap: Los Shucos Break-In, Multiple Assaults in Mission

Los Shucos, the Latin hot dog restaurant on 22nd Street, was broken into before December 31, according to its owner. Sofia Keck emailed Mission Local on Saturday saying that her cash register and sound equipment had been stolen, and that the thieves left a glove behind possibly with fingerprints. Keck said Los Shucos would be closed for the weekend and that...
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First San Francisco Homicide of 2017 Claims Life in Mission

Police have identified the two men killed in two separate shootings on New Year’s Day in the Mission and the Bayview districts as 21-year-old Ernesto Rosales and 35-year-old Mitchell Smith, respectively. Rosales, a San Francisco resident, was shot in the chest on 26th and Shotwell streets around 2:13 a.m. on January 1. Officers responded to reports of a shooting victim found,...
Outside Burma Love. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Man Killed Outside Burma Love on Valencia

Update: Police have made an arrest in this case. Read more here. Police have confirmed the death of a 39-year-old man who was stabbed outside of Burma Love at 211 Valencia St. near Duboce Thursday evening. Mathew Fiame, a San Francisco resident, was found suffering from a stab wound around 6:25 p.m. outside of the restaurant and was transported to the hospital, where he died...
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Men Stabbed in Face, Woman Threatened with Crack Pipe in Robberies

Police report that at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, two 20-year-old men were hanging out near 20th and Church streets when two men, estimated to be in their 20s, walked up and asked one of the men for his wallet. The man refused, and one of the suspects then stabbed the two in the face. The two suspects fled on foot and...
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Bar Fight, Robberies, Shots Fired, and an Assault in the Mission

A man had his arms pinned to his sides while being robbed early Thursday morning by a man and a woman in the Mission District. The 26-year-old victim was near 17th and Mission streets at 5:30 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a 45-year-old man and 20-year-old woman. The man took his arms and pulled them to his sides while...
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Homeless Man Found Dead in Mission District Driveway

A homeless man was found dead Wednesday morning in a driveway near the intersection of 25th and Shotwell streets. Police have not yet confirmed his cause of death. The man was identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner as 79-year-old Jose Campos, who neighbors say was homeless and could often be seen near the intersection. Police found Campos laying in...
Eddie Tate sitting in his shelter on Division Street in February 2016, where he said he'll wait until the last minute to move. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros / Mission Local.

Neighbors Remember Homicide Victim as Gruff but Kind Handyman

A “buck wild” exterior didn’t stop neighbors on the streets from seeing Eddie “Tennessee” Tate as a helpful, industrious neighbor. Tate was one of two people killed in a shooting Sunday night on 16th and Shotwell streets. He was 51 years old. Tate had lived on the streets of the city for decades and was well known for his compassion...
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Woman, Trying to Retrieve Laptop, Stabbed in Mission

After a woman tried to get her laptop back from another woman in the Mission, she was stabbed and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police report. The victim, a 40-year-old, was near San Bruno Avenue and Alameda Street on Sunday at 4 p.m. when she confronted another woman of unknown age about the theft. The suspect then stabbed the...