Visitacion Valley

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Nidra Stubbs: Cops Arrest Driver Who Allegedly Killed Pedestrian in Hit-And-Run

    San Francisco police have arrested the driver who they say was responsible for killing 82-year-old Oi Yeung as she walked through Visitacion Valley last month. Officer Albie Esparza says police arrested 31-year-old Nidra Stubbs at her home on April 10 in connection to the hit-and-run collision. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Person Killed in Hit-And-Run Collision Just Now

    View Larger Map San Francisco police are en route to the scene of a fatal collision in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. Police had no information at this time other than the driver sped off after striking the victim at Bayshore Boulevard and Visitacion Avenue. No word on whether it was ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Big Pot Grow Discovered During House Fire This Morning

    In what seems to be the new "bread-and-butter" work for fire crews in San Francisco, firefighters stumbled across another illegal marijuana grow this morning while battling a blaze in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. The two-alarm fire was called in at about 12:40 a.m. on the 100 block o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Karl Mitchell Identified as Teen Shot to Death in S.F.; Homicide No. 14

    Medical authorities say it was 18-year-old Karl Mitchell who was gunned down in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood yesterday afternoon. According Officer Gordon Shyy, Mitchell, a Pittsburg resident, walked into San Francisco General Hospital at about 3 p.m. with a gunshot wound. He die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Here's How Long it Will Take You to Find an Apartment in San Francisco

    There's that one dreaded spot we've all experienced alike in San Francisco: an open house. It's those Saturday mornings you spend next to 50 San Franciscans shoving past you with their credit reports and pay stubs, vying for the city's last 500-square-feet of squalid paradise. It's as depressing ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Venturing to Visitacion Valley for Africa Fries

    The T train can feel like that red brick road that Dorothy never followed out of Munchkinland. Beyond the Dogpatch, where does it go? It doesn't lead you to sleepytime in a field of opiates, but if you follow it to V2 in Visitacion Valley, a burger and Africa fries might put you in a most delightf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Teen Murdered This Weekend in Bayview, Homicide No. 65

    Medical authorities have identified the man who was gunned down Saturday night, but would not release his name until family is notified. What we can tell you is that an 18-year-old man was shot at least once while standing on the block of Osceola Lane at about 10 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Antione Murray Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 64 (Update)

    Update 8:15 a.m.: The Coroner has identified the victim as 35-year-old Antione Murray. Original story 7:22 a.m.: Medical authorities have not yet identified a man who was gunned down Friday evening in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. What we can tell you is that at about 7:10 p.m., a ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Check Out These Winning Anti-Bullying Videos Made by Awesome Kids

    The votes are in and the District Attorney has announced the winning videos of the "Bye Bye Bullying" contest for San Francisco students. With the obvious goal being to increase public awareness about bullying among students, a total of 58 videos were submitted from students all over the city, inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Cops Bust Four Men Suspected of Child Pornography

    Police arrested four people this morning during a multi-agency sting targeting suspected child pornographers in four San Francisco neighborhoods, including SOMA, the Excelsior, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley. According to police, more than 100 officers from 23 agencies worked to serve search wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Keith Wilkins Charged in Double Homicide Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

    San Francisco police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the slaying of two men in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood earlier this summer. On Thursday, homicide investigators charged Keith Wilkins with two counts of murder linked to the shooting deaths of Marche Daniels, 25, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Learn How Not to Fall Victim to That Weird Chinese Ghost Scam

    The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has turned into part-time Ghostbusters hoping to help curb the bizarre ghost scam that's hit the Chinese community since early this summer. The DA is hosting another community forum tomorrow night with the San Francisco Police Department and Adult Protect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    How So-Called Gang Violence Starts in S.F .

    This week's feature story, "Menace to Society," explores the way police and prosecutors classify crimes as "gang-related." A young man on one of the city's gang injunctions lists explained to SF Weekly that violence in his Visitacion Valley neighborhood often stems from personal beefs that escalate. ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    Jordan Jordan Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale Housing Projects

    Medical authorities have finally released the name of the 21-year-old man shot to death in the  city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood Sunday night. Jordan Jordan, a San Francisco resident, was standing outside the front of a house on the 1700 block of Sunnydale at about 7:18 p.m. when an an un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects; Homicide No. 39

    An 21-year-old man was shot to death in Visitacion Valley last night, according to police. The man was standing outside the front of a house on the 1700 block of Sunnydale at about 7:18 p.m. when an unknown person shot him in the head and in the chest, says Officer Gordon Shyy. The victim was taken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Angelo Kyer Identified as Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

    Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death last week as 21-year-old Angelo Kyer of San Francisco. Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the 1800 block of Sunnydale where they found Kyer with gunshot wounds. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Tony Harper Identified as Man Killed in Double Shooting; Homicide No. 37

    Medical authorities confirmed that 27-year-old Tony Harper was killed in a double shooting in the city's Bayview neighborhood on Friday night. Police say there was a second man who was shot and remains at San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to police, the two men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

    ​Just yesterday, police were bragging somewhat about how violent crime on Muni was on the decline. But just a few hours after releasing that tidbit of news, a teenager was shot while riding the bus through the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. At about 1:40 p.m., the shooter boarded the Muni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Terry Braye, "Creepy" Teacher Banished from School District, in Concert

    ​In this week's cover story, we write about the fascinating case of the banished San Francisco music teacher, Terry Braye, who built a guitar rock program at Visitacion Valley Middle School from scratch. Last May, he was ousted from his job following allegations that he'd had inappropriate contact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Teen Shot to Death in Visitacion Valley; Homicide No. 31

    Homicide in Visitaction Valley ​An 18-year-old man was shot to death while standing on the sidewalk in Visitacion Valley, police said. The man -- who has not yet been identified -- was standing at the 200 block of Rey Street at about 10 p.m. when two men approached him and fired several shots befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Illegal Immigrants: More Hate Crime Victims Could Get Visas

    ​Last November, three white males attacked two Mexicans in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Those men are now facing felony assault and hate crime charges -- a relatively unreported case that District Attorney George Gascón will detail today. If there is a silver lining to this alleged hate crime, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Asian Boom: Demographic Map Reveals Growth in Southeast S.F.

    ​Last week, SF Weekly wrote about how the Asian-American ascendancy in San Francisco politics is reflected in demographic trends revealed by the latest census -- specifically, a growing proportion of Asians in the city.The above map gives us a quick but detailed snapshot of that change. Incorporat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    S.F. Man Beats Up Guy for Dating His Mother

    Don't go there, guys​It's never a great idea to date your friend's mother, if anything because you might end up as his father. One San Francisco man tried to put an end to that possibility when he started a fight with his mother's new boyfriend. Police were cruising through Visitacion Valley on Tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Man Tries to Buy Item With 'Play' Money

    This is not green​We knew the economy was depressing, but not bad enough to steal toy money.Police are looking for a man who ripped off a local retailer when he stole play money from the store -- and then tried to use it to buy something. At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the man came into a shop on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Branch Libraries Host Free Gingerbread Parties

    davecobb/FlickrThings can get gory.​It's not till you're older, with a 420-fueled freakout over that late-night session with Chucky under your belt, that things like gingerbread men can seem sinister. When you're a kid gingerbread men are charming ― something you can verify by watching the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Woman in Pajamas Slaps Muni Bus Driver

    Put on some goddamn clothes, Doris! ​One of the cultural eccentricities of Shanghai -- and one that hardly fits with its current sleek, modern image -- is a propensity for older people to walk around in pajamas, at any hour of the day. San Franciscans don't have the excuse of longstanding traditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Gang Injunction Includes Three Men Acquitted Murders This Year

    Forty-one more men are now forbidden from flashing gang signs​Three men acquitted of first-degree murder charges earlier this year aren't out of the legal spotlight. Emon Brown, Joc Wilson, and Floyd Jackson are among the 41 alleged gang members listed in the gang injunction that City Attorney Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Mystery Feces Spur Police Call

    Help! Police! ​Sooner or later every cop has to take that call. You think about it when you button up the uniform in the morning and when you shut off the light at night. But it's inevitable. And, yesterday, it came for the Ingleside Station: The dreaded feces-related vandalism report. At 8:30 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Teacher Accused Of Lewd Acts Is A Hit With Students Online

    Accused of doing more than teaching music...​A Visitacion Valley Middle School music teacher is accused of being the teacher from hell for three students whom prosecutors allege he touched and invited over to his residence. But in cyberspace, kids love him. On, Terry Braye is cu ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2010

    A Lack of Conviction

    As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    They compared me to what?​Stabbing! Suing! Slashing Services! That's the week it was, here's the quiz it is. 1. What did kids discover Tuesday in a sandbox at the Visitacion Valley Playground? A. A bag containing 14 pounds of marijuanaB. Gavin NewsomC. A loaded gunD. Nothing -- someone had stolen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Every Young Husband's Nightmare Acted Out in Viz Valley

    ​Ideally, when you stare into your new bride's eyes, you may not be thinking it but you will be feeling it: I love thee, I love but thee; with a love that shall not die; till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old. That's Shakespeare. He was good. You never think that things will go so badly yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Man, Shot in Head By Alleged Thieves, Clings to Life

    View Larger MapA man shot in the head by alleged thieves he apparently interrupted while burglarizing his car in Visitacion Valley is fighting for his life this morning, despite the severity of his wounds. The victim, whose name has not yet been released by police, walked outside at around 4:40 Mond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Frantic Nude Man Flags Down Cops

    Send help...​Everyone's mother warned them to wear clean underwear in case you suffered an accident and hospital workers were forced to strip your clothes off. Even at five years old, most kids know you've got bigger things to worry about if you're sans pantalones in the hospital -- but it's a dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Hitch In Cops vs. Community Softball Game: Community Doesn't Show Up

    A long-publicized softball game between members of the San Francisco Police Department's Ingleside Station and members of the Visitacion Valley community struck us as a fun idea -- but one that could have unintended consequences. After all, you have folks start taking on the armed authority figures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    More Lotto Scams Take San Franciscans

    We've written in the last week about two different convoluted lotto scams going down on the San Francisco streets. Well, they also come by phone, in a variation on the Nigerian scam.A victim in Visitacion Valley was contacted on her landline and told she'd just won the lottery. The only thing betwee ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2008
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    January 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
  • News

    March 8, 2006

    Not for Sale by Owner

    Visitacion Valley might have its dream transit village in a few years, if only Ingersoll-Rand will get out of the way

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Separate and Unequal

    Hidden in the city's special day classes, like the roots of San Francisco's segregation itself, are disproportionately high numbers of African-American and Latino kids.

  • News

    March 6, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 6, 2002

  • Music

    June 30, 1999

    Honky-Tonk Angles

    Western swing musician Johnny Dilks plays scholar to California's country music past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it

  • Music

    March 4, 1998
  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Bus to Nowhere

    Why San Francisco's Byzantine school desegregation program systematically fails the children it was designed to help

  • News

    July 31, 1996

    Cleaning Slates

    Superintendent Bill Rojas is pushing a simple solution for troubled schools: Get rid of everybody.

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