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Remembering Jacob Valdiviezo, a Community Rallies

Jacob Valdiviezo told his mother he couldn’t come home from college for spring break this year, as he usually did, because he couldn’t afford the plane ticket. She insisted that she could pay for the trip from Portland, Ore., to San Francisco, but he declined. At 7 a.m. on Friday, May 22, he surprised his parents when he opened the...
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The Battle Over Toy Guns

Last month in Sonoma County, 13-year-old Andy Lopez Cruz was carrying a replica AK-47 toy gun when Deputy Erick Gelhaus mistook the toy for a real weapon and fired, hitting Lopez seven times. Protests in honor of Lopez sprang up in cities throughout California, and now, state lawmakers are considering drawing a bolder line on the toys available in stores....

Proposed Gun Violence Task Force

A statement from Supervisor Malia Cohen said she will soon introduce legislation to create a citywide Gun Violence Task Force. “In the last few months, there have been a number of incidents of gun violence across the city, several of them in District 10,” the release said, noting that 20 gun-related murders in the supervisor’s district — which includes the Bayview...

Community Response Youth Team Ousted

The Bayview-Hunters Point Community Response Network, a city-funded program to deflate violence in the area, is undergoing structural changes and will be letting go of its longtime team of youths, reports the San Francisco Examiner today. The city has spent more than $10 million on the program, which was originally established in the Mission to address youth gang violence in 2004. While the...
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Weekend Crime Recap: Assorted Robberies

San Francisco Police Department report that four robberies carried out with weapons ranging from fists to guns took place throughout this weekend. They were also on scene at a burglary attempt on 27th and Guerrero where the suspects left behind a 4-year-old child. Just after 1 p.m. on Friday, a man in his late thirties told the teller at a bank at...

Crime Recap: Man Shot In Leg on Shotwell

Police report that a man called to report a shooting on Shotwell and 23rd streets at 12:27 this morning. The reporting party, a 28-year-old man, was driving down Shotwell streets when he heard gunshots. He stopped his car and looked around, and discovered an acquaintance at the scene with gunshot wounds in his leg. The reporting party helped the victim get...

Three Assaults With Baseball Bats, An Arrest in One

CORRECTION: In the third incident, we originally reported that the suspects used the baseball bat and injured the victim. Upon further inspection it appears, the victim used the baseball bats on the suspects and one was sent to the hospital after his arrest. We will update this story with more details as they become available. Three assaults with baseball bats left two...

Shooting on Utah Leaves Two 17-year-olds Injured

Two youths were injured, one apparently severely, in a shooting on Utah Street between 24th 25th streets early this morning. Police said one 17-year-old male was hit in the arm, and another was hit in the chest, stomach, back, and arm. Both were transported to nearby San Francisco General Hospital. Public Information Officer Grace Gatpandan said responding officers were unable to interview...