Vanessa Carr

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

Women Seek Stability in SROs

Despite the problems that come with shared bathrooms and unpredictable neighbors, some women make residential hotels a home they're unlikely to leave.

A Life and Death on Shotwell

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...

Fire in Apartment on 26th Street Near Mission

A two-alarm fire blazed from a three-story apartment building on 26th and Osage streets at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.