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Mission’s New Condos Built Atop Old Gas Stations (and Leaky Gas Tanks)

-+*Amid so much new development in the city, it would be easy for the 42 condos proposed for the corner of 23rd and Valencia to become but a footnote in the stacks of building proposals...
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Valencia Sewer System to Get Green Improvements

-+*When most people think about sewer systems, they’re likely to envision unsightly industrial facilities like pump stations and treatment plants. But in several San Francisco neighborhoods, including the Mission District, public debate is focusing increasingly...
Community members look over maps of Dolores Park during the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project's Open House on Feb. 6. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Long-Awaited Dolores Park Redesign Plans Unveiled

-+*The Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project unveiled its long-awaited plans for the iconic park Wednesday evening, with many community members scrutinizing the maps set up at Dolores Park Church. Plans for the revamped park, originally expected...
Samuel Picaso holds a photo from last year's flooding in his garage.

Heavy Rain Brings Mission Flooding

-+*The National Weather Service reported almost 2 inches of rain  in less than 24 hours in the San Francisco area, and the Mission was no outlier. Samuel Picaso has lived in and managed a Folsom...
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Prop. F to Decide the Fate of Hetchy Hetchy’s Water

-+*The question of where San Francisco will get its water and energy is addressed this upcoming election by Proposition F, which requires the city to create an $8 million plan to drain the Hetch Hetchy...