Alissa Figueroa

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Alissa studied everything Latin America in college and later spent a couple years helping homeless folks maneuver New York City's social service bureaucracies. So it's fitting that she now covers city services in the Mission District. She loves community reporting and eating burritos, and is very happy to be doing both here.

Stories by Alissa

What I Wanted to Be

Mission Local reporters ask people what they wanted to be, and what they are now.

Last Call for the 26-Valencia

The 26-Valencia becomes a casualty of Muni budget cuts as it picks up its final passengers today.

Stabbing at 16th and Mission

The victim was stabbed after exiting a Muni bus. "Without a lot of work, people don't have much to do," said one rider.

Mission Muralists @ de Young

The de Young Museum celebrates Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo with a book signing, music and fun.

For One Night Writers Ruled

Thousands of readers and writers flocked to the Mission for LitCrawl on Saturday.

SMW 10.11.09

It was a chilly day in the Mission, but soccer games, stoop sales and dog walks still happened.