Tag Archives: 18th Street

Good Food Advocate Shakirah Simley Bids Bi-Rite Farewell

As Community Program Manager at Bi-Rite Market, Shakirah Simley married her passion for “good food” and social justice, helping to nourish San Francisco’s underserved communities. On Tuesday, Simley announced her departure from the health-food market after five years and on Thursday, she celebrated her farewell at the Women’s Building on 18th Street. Champagne flowed and warm words were exchanged, but...

St. Charles Borromeo School, a Part of SF Mission History, Will Close

After 129 years in operation in the Mission, St. Charles Borromeo School at 3250 18th St. will suspend operations in June, citing low enrollment and an inability to meet an expensive construction budget for outstanding seismic retrofit work. “There has been a steady declination over the last five years and it’s been really dramatic over the last three years,” said...

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...