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Church Uses Clout and Prayer to Press SF Officials on Housing

For years, the Catholic Church has worked on immigrant rights, but nowadays in San Francisco, housing has moved to the top of the church’s social justice agenda. To that end it is organizing prayer vigils,...
Census data mapped by tract. Dark red indicates median income of over $75,000 a year. Via Census Explorer / ACB

Once Working Class, the Mission Continues to Shift

In several recent meetings, activists have shouted down developers over the changes in the Mission and the displacement of low-income communities of color. Census data shows how profound those changes have been. Long a working class neighborhood,...
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...
Photo by Lydia Chávez

Tamale Lady Struggles as Landlady

While tamale lovers await the opening of the Tamale Lady’s brick-and-mortar restaurant, few know that the Mission’s beloved Virginia Ramos is grappling with the responsibility of managing a four-plex she has owned at 3175 24th...