Vanessa loves reporting for Mission Loc@l because of the many ways it deepens her connection to the Mission District, which she has called home for the past four years.
Stories by Vanessa
*+-Despite the problems that come with shared bathrooms and unpredictable neighbors, some women make residential hotels a home they're unlikely to leave.
*+-Frank Peña was murdered in September due to Norteño-on-Norteño gang violence, police say. But the story of his life—and death—shows how difficult escaping one's past...
*+-Sunny blue skies before the fire struck.
*+-A two-alarm fire blazed from a three-story apartment building on 26th and Osage streets at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.
*+-Just make sure the customers don't do drugs.
*+-Artists, collectors and friends crowded the annual art auction Saturday.
*+-Lou Dobb's resignation is a reason for drinking and dancing for Bay Area activists.
*+-Cats on shoulders, hats with feathers, lovers on skateboards.
*+-Tough questions about crime seek results.
*+-In San Francisco, 67 of the 72 registered sex offenders on parole are homeless.
*+-The debate over "bad apple" nightclubs raged at City Hall.
*+-TGIF! It’s almost t-minus one week to Halloween, and despite having sworn that this year I would really do it right and plan my costume...
*+-Just as it announced a plan to cut 100 positions from its newsroom, The New York Times has sprouted a sapling in the Bay: the...
*+-Happy Hump Day.