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Google Maps shows the parking situation at 850 South Van Ness Avenue during the day.

CARMAnation Tries Its App at Solving Parking Peeves

Little upsets San Franciscans more than the chronic lack of parking spots in the city and in the last year any number of apps have tried to solve the problem. The average driver wastes an...
One of ICA's Technovation teams pose with mentors from Double Dutch. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

High School Girls Want Your VC Money Too

In the offices of the Mission start-up DoubleDutch a fairly typical Silicon Valley scene unfolded last week: people were pitching ideas for mobile apps. But conducting these marketing presentations were a not-so-typical contingent: teenage girls....
Carlos Gonzalez (right) speaks to the participants of Engage SF's first public dinner. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

New and Old Residents Engage Over Pupusas

Usulutan, a Salvadorean restaurant on 24th Street, welcomed a particularly diverse and determined crowd Monday night. Swapping business cards over pupusas, third-generation Mission residents, tech start-up founders, nonprofit professionals, recent transplants, activists and more all...
Board of Appeals President Chris Hwang (left) and Arcelia Hurtado study new documents in the 1050 Valencia hearing on January 15.

1050 Valencia Condo Debate Creates Unlikely Foes

The 1050 Valencia condo debate hit an interesting crossroads on Wednesday night, dividing two San Francisco factions whose interests oftentimes align. On one side of the debate, there are those against modern condos changing the...
One of the more high-end e-cigarettes at the Vapory Shop.

Hazy Regulations For E-Cigarettes on the Vapory Coast

The Mission’s first store selling only e-cigarettes, the Vapory Shop, greeted customers with the scent of fresh cedar walls when it opened this month at Folsom and 23rd streets. Exposed Edison bulbs hang over gleaming...
Students of New ERA play an ice breaker game. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Bank to School, Teens Lead Financial Ed Effort

Twice a week, a special kind of after-school club convenes in a classroom at City College’s Mission Campus. The group of high school students don’t play Grand Theft Auto V or design yearbooks, instead their...