By STEVE SALDIVAR Luis Marquez was known as the Water Man. In total, he brought 8,000 gallons of water to immigrants coming from Mexico to the dangerous deserts in Texas and California. For the last three years, however, Marquez has walked the loneliest terrain of all–a life without his son. What’s more, who murdered 21-year-old Brian Marquez remains a mystery....
By HÉLÈNE GOUPIL Imagine having a winning lottery ticket in hand and deciding against cashing in. Murder witnesses could pocket up to as much as $250,000 each for 16 outstanding homicides in San Francisco, but so far all potential winners have kept mum—now and as long as the awards have been around. “They’re not effective,” Mayor Gavin Newsom said referring...
In early September, our staff took to the streets to find out what Mission residents were thinking, saying and doing about the neighborhood’s late-summer rash of violence. Here’s what we found.
The sun is out, crime is down.
Twenty-one-year-old Michael Sanchez was shot and killed on the corner of 24th and Shotwell streets at 7:10 p.m. Friday night in an incident police believe to be gang related.
Police are investigating the Mission District's third homicide of the year.
Two men slain, two held as suspects, and the neighborhood wonders what it all means.
Residents applaud police response, but some worry about racial profiling.
Additional charges are still pending.
Suspect in shooting at Papa Portrero's could face life in prison if convicted.
Papa Potrero’s business plummets after double homicide.
The ACLU claims California DNA collection law violates civil rights.
TGIF! It’s almost t-minus one week to Halloween, and despite having sworn that this year I would really do it right and plan my costume way in advance, my current idea is little more than a woozy pipe dream: I will sew my own Max from “Where the Wild Things Are” jumper. But let’s be real. I’ll probably just do...
Police are investigating a pre-dawn incident that left a Daly City man dead Sunday.
Frank Peña was murdered in September due to Norteño-on-Norteño gang violence, police say. But the story of his life—and death—shows how difficult escaping one's past can be.