Alicia Avila

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A swap meet aficionado, the Mission’s outdoor markets and Latino community remind Alicia of her family’s weekly swap meet outings at home, in southeast Los Angeles, where she is always on the lookout for hidden treasures.

Stories by Alicia

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 58°, headed to 63°. There’s a small chance of rain today, but it looks like it will be a mostly cloudy...

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7 a.m. and 58°, headed to 64°. It’s going to be a cloudy day in the Mission; click here for details. SF Gate...

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 54º, headed to 75º. It’s going to be a sunny day in the Mission. KQED’s Bay Area Bites explores the world of...

My Mission: Nick Jones, Titiritero

Todos los domingos justo antes de las once de la mañana, un señor delgado de cabello negro arrastra botes de plástico, una bocina, tubos blancos...

My Mission: Nick Jones, Puppeteer

Every Sunday, just before 11 a.m., a slender man with jet-black hair hauls plastic bins, a speaker, white PVC pipes, black cloth and a couple...