At the 2012 Dyke March. Photo by Hélène Goupil.

Pride in the Mission

-+*This weekend, Pride groups and venues across the city will be competing for your attention and patronage. While event planners and club owners are making their preparations (hanging lights, choosing decorations and sampling delicacies) ,...

Conversation With Campos

-+*Editor’s note: With this column, Mission Local is resuming its biweekly conversations with District 9 Supervisor David Campos, addressing issues and events in the Mission. If you have questions for Campos, send an email to...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

-+*Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...