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Punk is Not Dead Yet, Not on Valencia

Avi Ehrlich describes the Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club like this: “Mostly a mess, but also a group of buds that makes things and does stuff.” Ehrlich lives and runs his business on Valencia Street, next to Aquarius Records.   Silver Sprocket...
Police follow the procession on the anniversary of Alex Nieto's death, keeping a short distance.

Police Shooting Anniversary Brings Community, Lowriders to the Streets

On the first anniversary of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto’s death, more than a hundred people took to the streets of the Mission with his family and friends, to show solidarity with Nieto’s kin and remember him by the...
CEO of Kontraband Beatz, Antonio Washington is an easy-going guy with high ambitions. Photo by Daniel Mondragón

Young Mission Talent: Antonio Washington

Daniel Mondragón is a 25-year-old photographer who was born and raised in the Mission. As part of our series Young Mission Talent, Mondragón takes portraits of his favorite young artists of the Mission District and talks...
The Mission Local crew getting ready for their first live BFF broadcast at the Secret Alley.

Listen Local: State of the City and Smash’n’Grabs

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We go live on a biweekly webcast every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. Here’s our latest show: In this episode, we talk about the mayor’s...
The Listen Local crew in action.

Listen Local: Murder Case, Media in Crisis

In this week’s episode of Listen Local, we discuss an ongoing homicide case and ongoing media meltdown. New evidence has surfaced in the investigation into the early September murder of 14-year-old Rashawn Williams. Focus has...

The Backstory of “Dreamers” Onstage at Brava

Brava Theater will host two performances of Gary Soto’s In and Out of Shadows this Sunday, featuring several young actors who have had personal experiences with the themes the musical explores: Being undocumented, living as an...
Champagne, fires and police were the theme in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Giants Madness Recap and Why People Don’t Vote

Our staff had a long night Wednesday, zipping around the neighborhood to catch everything from dancing and drumming in the streets to various objects being lit on fire. Thursday morning we were back to talk about...

Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Drag queens, contortionists, restauranteurs, tech moguls, mariachi bands, politicians and at least one strange goat man gathered Thursday night to celebrate the restaurant Foreign Cinema’s 15 years of operation. Dubbed the “Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera,” the...