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Government & Non Profits

Some of the 58 tenants displaced by a fire at 29th and Mission Streets entered their buildings for the first time on June 20. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Displaced Residents Return to Homes Struck by Fire

Leaning against the doorway of his charred building on Monday, 15-year-old Diego Vasquez said he is coming to terms with the fact that “everything my father has worked for” is lost. “I don’t show my...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Community Meeting Set to Discuss Mission St. “Red Carpet”

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority has scheduled a community meeting for 6 p.m. on June 20 at the Mission Cultural Center to discuss the effects of the transit-only lanes and turn restrictions implemented along...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

SF Mission Graduates Receive Surprise Scholarship Through Community Fundraiser

Four graduating seniors at John O’Connell High School were surprised to find out during their May 25 graduation ceremony that they had been chosen as the recipients of a scholarship totaling $10,000. The money came from local business...
Voting graffiti found on 16th Street.

SF Mission Voters “Feel the Bern” as Registration Deadline Nears

With the June 7 primary two weeks away, those wishing to vote in the California elections must register by midnight on Monday and if  a two-hour-long walk through the Mission District Friday is of any...
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...