Daniel Hirsch

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

Stories by Daniel

A ‘Heaven for Books’ Moves On

In a Mission Street building of unique and specialty bookstores, one will soon be no more. Valhalla Books, which has been in operation on the...

SNAPS: What Crime Looks Like

Often we write our crime roundups with very little information about what actually happened. Most of the time, all we have to work on is...

Sainthood Coming to Junipero Serra

Earlier today, while on tour of the Philippines, Pope Francis announced he’d canonize Spanish friar,—but not just any friar, it’s Junípero Serra. As Alta California’s “Father Presidente,” Serra...

Afternoon Report: Buffalo Eyes

The sun has long passed its apex, which means it’s time for…the Afternoon Report. In August, I wrote a story examining the persistent vacancies of...

On Mission Street, Gastropub is a Go

It’s time for your postmeridian, “snackable” content from the lively Mission District… our Afternoon Report: Looks like we now know the answer to who will...