Sunday Mission Walk

File photo by Leslie Nguyen-Okwu: A tourist snaps photos of Balmy Alley's famous murals.

24th Street Art Crawl Returns This Sunday!

On every second Sunday of the month, the 14 blocks along 24th Street between Valencia Street and Potrero Avenue come to life with music, art, poetry and cultural activities in a day-long art crawl called Paseo Artístico. A collaboration between Calle 24 and a string of other organizations, the free, all-ages event is a new project that launched in early...
Rendering of the plans for 490 South Van Ness. Image courtesy Forum Design Architects.

Condo Project Delayed Again as Commish Agrees the Developer Must Talk to Marshall Parents

“It’s been a long, long process,” said pro-development advocate Sean Keighran of the hotly contested 490 South Van Ness condo development at today’s Planning Commission meeting.  And it will be even longer.  The project, which was first proposed in 2010 will have to wait three more weeks  as the commission voted unanimously today to push back its final decision on the project...
A human prepares for the Humans vs. Zombies Nerf War in Dolores Park Saturday.

Weekend Mission Walk: Dolores Park Edition

There is always something interesting going on in the Mission. This is an occasional series where Mission Local takes to the streets to document a day in the Mission. When it’s sunny in the Mission, it means it’s time to go to Dolores Park. By noon on Saturday the park was already filled with people. Some were there to sip...
Eduardo Hernandez hasn't washed his 49ers jersey since the season started and he doesn't plan to wash the food-stained and beer-soaked uniform until after the Super Bowl. It's the same thing he did when the Giants were in the playoffs and, hey, it worked then, he says.

Mission Walk: 49ers Edition

Eduardo Hernandez hasn’t washed his 49ers jersey since the season started, and he doesn’t plan to wash the food-stained and beer-soaked uniform until after the Super Bowl. He did the same thing when the Giants were in the playoffs, and hey, why mess with success? It worked then, he said as he leaned against a wall at Mission and 24th...
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Mission Lomography Crawl

Mission Loc@l joined other participants Sunday on a Mission photowalk sponsored by the Lomographic Society and Photobooth. Professionals and amateurs alike experimented with mostly lomographic cameras — characterized by their low-fi, unpredictable aesthetic. Slideshow photos were taken with an iPhone 4s and processed through the luminance mobile application (currently free on iTunes) set to the “pop” setting.