Brett Smith's buddies don't visit him in his new apartment, three blocks from Ocean Beach and a world away from his old stomping grounds in the Tenderloin. And Smith couldn't be more pleased about the solitude.
"If they come out here, they have to really want to come out here," he said. "Trouble cannot walk up on me."
The Morning Email helps you start your workday with everything you need to know: breaking news, entertainment and a dash of fun. Learn more