Tag Archives: 18th Street

Eddy had been camping on 18th Street in the Mission District until he was ordered to move during a Public Works sweep on March 17. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Sweeps Move SF Mission Homeless Block to Block

Clenching his dog’s leash in one hand, Ortega Flowers’ voice trembled with frustration as he recounted an interaction he had with a police officer shortly before his tent was removed during a city cleanup of a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street. “They just took my tent. My dog’s food is in there, and his brush,” said Flowers, alleging that he had...
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 he had just pulled from his pocket. “What’s up, boss, can I get a large chocolate shake?” Jay Smith asked as he leaned into the...

Man Robbed At Gunpoint On Collingwood

A man was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning at 18th and Collingwood streets, police said. Police received a call at 12:20 a.m. concerning an armed robbery. The victim, a 30-year-old man, was robbed by a man in his late 20s wielding a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect took the victim’s smart phone and cash, then fled on foot in...