J.J. Barrow

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J.J. Barrow covers transportation for Mission Loc@l, and has already met apprehension in her first interviews. “At first, someone said, ‘No habla ingles.’” She persisted. "I’d finally get, ‘What do you want, sweetheart?’” Raised in the suburbs, Barrow likes being immersed in some of the Spanish and black culture that’s been absent from her surroundings. “I can imagine this is what my grandfather’s life was like.”

Stories by Jannon

Where Do All the Christmas Trees Go?

This post originally ran in 2010, but it still gives us interesting insight into the afterlife of the neighborhood’s old, dried-out tannenbaums. Since the post was first published,...

Smart Meters: Good or Bad?

Smart meters, already installed in 7.5 million homes, have been the subject of two scientific studies, a state bill and numerous community meetings. Still, consumers are...

Mission Rebels Reunite to Remember

Poets and artists who participated in the Mission District-based Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement of the 1970s reunited at the Mission Cultural Center on Thursday night.

When the Mission Ran With Rebels

It was a humanitarian response to a 1972 earthquake that inadvertently led to a Mission-based solidarity movement that impacted revolutions in Central America, turned the...