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Three-Alarm Apartment Fire Near Dolores Park Displaces Tenants

A three-alarm fire that spread between two residential buildings in the Mission this morning was contained after about an hour, and no injuries were reported. In total, 27 tenants were displaced from the two apartment buildings, and it’s unclear...
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Why the San Francisco International Film Fest Moved to the Mission

The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Castro Theater, but after the opening, the majority of the festival’s will be held in the Mission District for the first time ever. Mission Local...
File photo: Ilyich Sato, also known as the rapper Equipto, speaks at a community meeting about police shootings. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Mother and Son Will Begin Hunger Strike Today at SF Mission District Police Station

A group of Mission activists announced today that they will stage a hunger strike, beginning Thursday, April 21, until San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee steps down or Police Chief Greg Suhr is fired. Rapper Equipto (whose legal...
City and community leaders discuss strategies and tools in addressing the preservation of communities subjected to gentrification during a workshop at  the Mission's Galeria de la Raza on April 18. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Community Leaders Strategize Against Displacement

Leaders from three different communities razed by displacement shared their experiences and offered ideas on policy-based strategies to thwart gentrification in a day-long workshop hosted at the Mission’s Galeria de la Raza on Monday. Though...