The Thriftown rooftop two weeks ago.

HISTORY: 17 Reasons Remembered

This first ran on May 29, 2010. Long time Mission residents know the sign — 17 Reasons Why! —  that sat atop Thrift Town on  Mission and 17th streets as a much loved memory. Stephen Parr knows it as an icon that he now cares for in the Capp Street warehouse where he runs the San Francisco … Continue reading

Kill Bossa Gives Tom Ze Life

Kill Bossa, a Mission-based band, has recently brought the music of Tom Ze and the Brazilian Tropicalismo Movement to the Bay Area. The group will play Saturday, May 8, at the New Parish, in Oakland, along with the Extra Action Marching Band. For more information, visit … Continue reading

It’s Swine Flu’s Anniversary

It’s been almost a year since the first diagnosed case of swine flu in San Francisco and six months since President Obama declared the pandemic a national emergency. Last October, the city’s public health department administered 20,000 vaccines in a three-day period. Then, one day in … Continue reading