Abdiel Avila, 58, sets up on Mission Street every morning. He spreads a blanket out beneath the shade of a tree near 17th Street and pulls out watches, chargers, shoes, backpacks, movies, bike seats, and whatever has come his way. Once, he even tried to sell a dog someone gave him. On a good day, he says, he can make...
A woman we pass every day, but know little about.
"We are all human," said one legal vendor. "Hunger hits us all." En Español
The first of two parts on the world of the Mission District's seasonal fruit vendors. En Español
Burger and fries just clap your hands, yeah! En Español
Kristin Hoppe, a.k.a Sexy Soup Lady, wants to change lives one cup of soup at a time.
This side time hustle could just be a way of life.
A 47-year-old mother of five subverts the traditionally male Popsicle vendor role. By ROSA RAMIREZ
Immigrant street vendors struggle in the recession, but they've had it worse on the street. By RIGOBERTO HERNANDEZ
The Magic Curry Kart looks for love. By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH & ANDREA VALENCIA