Archive for February 2013

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Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7:30 a.m. and 42°, headed to 65°. Today will be mostly sunny. Details here. Fifty-four percent of registered California voters support legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a report in the Chronicle. Read more about the recent Field Poll study here. According to SF Weekly, Meg Whitman and other Republicans have signed a brief declaring to the U.S. Supreme...
Capt. Robert Moser holds a sketch of a suspect in recent aggravated assault near 23rd Street. The police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man. Photo by Sean Havey

Crime, Arrests on the Rise

Overall crime in the Mission District was up last month, San Francisco Police Department Capt. Robert Moser told neighborhood residents at Tuesday’s monthly community meeting. Crimes in the Mission increased 30 percent during the last reporting period, from Jan. 13 to Feb. 9, the captain said. Overall crime in the neighborhood for the year to date still lags behind last...
Children drum as part of Loco Bloco's "Hella Loco Carnaval" classes.

Loco Bloco Ofrece Clases para el Desfile de Carnaval

Más de cien personas se reunieron el sábado pasado en la preparatoria John O’Connell para tocar música, bailar y caminar en zancos en el primer día de clases ‘Hella Loco’ de Loco Bloco para el carnaval. El grupo era de personas de todas las edades: adultos, adolescentes y niños, algunos hasta de tres años de edad. Las clases están abiertas...
"Under a Weeping Willow Tree." Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 42°, headed to 64°. Today will be mostly sunny. Details here. According to the Examiner, San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to regulate mobile retailers. Currently there are no permits for mobile retail, but city officials are drafting regulations in anticipation of a boom similar to that of food trucks. The United States may...
The class from Buena Vista Horace Mann posing for a group picture in one of our reporting outings around the Mission.

Buena Vista Horace Mann Students Learn the Art of the Interview

Mission Local teaches a seminar during the fall at one of the neighborhood schools, Buena Vista Horace Mann. The seminar, titled “Reporting in the Mission,” is an opportunity for students and our volunteers to learn from each other and the neighborhood. The students are given a digital camera, and every week for six months we head out into the neighborhood...
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Ibarra Brothers: el Negocio de la Imprenta y el Arte de la Música

La mayoría de la gente conoce a los hermanos Ibarra como los propietarios de una imprenta del mismo nombre que está en la calle Valencia. Pero, los originarios de Nicaragua tienen una identidad secreta: son músicos famosos. Los hermanos Ibarra poseen una disquera y han grabado sus propios discos y los de otros músicos. En 1967, los hermanos Ibarra y...
Director of Community Programs at Bethany Center Lola Franknoi opens the exhibit.

Art Teachers Art Show at Ruth’s Table

A collaborative exhibit of artwork by San Francisco Unified School District art teachers, artists-in-residence and art coordinators opened Thursday evening at Ruth’s Table. The exhibit comprises the personal works of school district instructors Robert Armstrong, Ingrid Brook-Kothlow, Patricia Copeland, Lotte Dyhrberg, Sid Frischer, Nancy Gittleman, Marissa Kunz, Leslie Laurence, Shannon Lawson, Donna Mankus, Jacqueline Ruben, Terri Scheid, Liz Scotta, Daniel...
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Weekend Crime Recap: Five Robberies

Friday Two teens were robbed at knifepoint on the J line near Church and Clipper streets around 4:30 Friday afternoon. Two men approached the victims on Muni and demanded their cell phones. One of the suspects brandished a knife and took a phone belonging to one of the teens from the victim’s pants pocket. The second suspect punched the other...
A firefighter works on a ladder drill at the Mission Fire Department. Photo by Molly Oleson

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7:30 a.m. and 42°, headed to 63°. Today will be mostly sunny. Details here. A 550-mile network of combined carpool-toll lanes is in the works for Bay Area freeways. According to the Chronicle, solo drivers will be able to buy their way into 90 miles of express lanes by the end of 2015. Higher taxes and reduced government spending...