Featured

Dan Hirsch and Andrea Valencia chat housing and fire safety on Listen Local. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Inside the Planning Commission

-+*Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. First on the agenda this week’s episode is an excerpt from a...
The gate of the corner store at 24th and Treat Avenue is full of flowers after Mohamed Shaibi and his daughter Amal, 13, succumbed to their wounds. Photo by Andrea Valencia

After Fire, Shaibi Family Searching for 2-Bedroom in Mission

-+*Over the past few days, the gate of Maurice’s Corner Store below the apartment where a two-alarm fire took the lives of Mohamed Shaibi and his 13-year old daughter, Amal, has become a shrine covered...
Captain John Darmanin of the Arson Task Force addresses questions from supervisors about fire frequency and causes. Photo by Laura Wenus

Hearing Demands: How Can We Prevent these Fires?

-+*Lawmakers, officials and members of the public called for changes Thursday to make buildings safer and fire inspections more meaningful. Supervisor David Campos arranged for the City Hall hearing with the San Francisco Fire Department and...
This building on Mission street could be the target of a lawsuit from the Department of Building Inspection. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

City Plans to Sue Two Mission Landlords for Fire Safety Hazards

-+*The Department of Building Inspection announced Wednesday that it has plans to bring the landlords of three Mission District buildings  to court for ongoing, severe habitability and safety issues in their properties. The buildings include one...
A poster plastered around the Mission depicts the face of Alexander Mora, one of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa that were disappeared. He was identified after remains were found and sent to the medical examiner's office in Mexico. Photo by Andrea Valencia

Relatives of the 43 Disappeared Mexican Students On Tour Through the U.S.

-+*Last night, about 40 people from several community organizations and students from City College, KPOO and unions gathered at the 261 Laborer Union’s Hall on 18th Street to talk about how to work together as a coalition...