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Patricia , Cashier/shopkeeper, K&D Market  Photo by Ben Paviour

Missionites: Keeping Busy

Missionites: In their own words, people who live, work or visit the Mission. I’m working here five years now, but I live in Daly City. Today, I got in at around 12 and get off at around 8. Right now, I’m separating coins. Normally it’s really quiet. Somedays, there are crazy people. But usually, it’s okay. Around 6 to 7,...
Photo by justonlysteve/Flickr.

The Gentrification Files: 859 Alabama Street

Michelangelo’s “David” was hewn from precious Carrara marble. And the huge bathroom inside the luxury loft for sale at 859 Alabama St. is, too. The walls are lined in this fine marble, along with a carved Carrara marble bathtub and separate shower. It looks ridiculously expensive. Hey, it’s only $1.775 million, but, pinkie swear, it’s worth it. Maybe. It comes with...

SF Time Lapse Fun

Watch one day of transit activity in San Francisco to the warm, smooth jazz tunes heard in this video: Video brought to you by Sumus, a data visualization firm from Canada. (One weekday (from 4am to 4am) of transit activity in San Francisco, based on the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data made available by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation...

Reports of Domestic Violence Increase in S.F.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that cases of domestic violence rose sharply in San Francisco from mid-2010 to mid-2011, according to a draft report prepared by the city. The report also showed a spike in phone calls to domestic violence crisis lines in the first quarter of 2012, which coincided with Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s arrest on charges of domestic violence....

Maps Are Sexy, Food Is Sexy

Are you a fan of our “Mission Possible” neighborhood atlas?   Mission Local contributor Molly Roy is part of the team that brought you this expansive atlas of details concerning our neighborhood. The group, led by UC Berkeley professor Darin Jensen, now has something new and nationwide for you. It’s “Food: An Atlas,” and it brings cartography and food together...