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60 Seconds: Neighborhood New Year’s Resolutions

NewYear60sec from Mission Local on Vimeo. Everyone’s got resolutions for themselves. But what are we hoping our neighbors will do better this year? We took a quick stroll around the (unusually chilly) Mission to ask some locals what they think would be a good thing for the Mission to resolve to do in 2015. Though their suggestions ranged from picking up...
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Your Tipping Point for a Changed Mission

The recent closure of Esta Noche and the rumors about the Elbo Room possibly shutting down got us thinking: what place closing would signify the end of the Mission for you? We will be asking elsewhere, but since Dolores Park would soon be closing — at least parts of it — took a stroll through the park to hear what this...
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60 Seconds: The New iPhones? Not Yet.

In the week following the announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c, Apple’s shares lost more than $50 in value. The company says demand for the new phones is high, but for the first time, Apple isn’t releasing pre-order numbers. How many people want these new phones? The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D called the 5s “…the best smartphone...
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60 Seconds: Missionites Consider Mini Golf

Former PC World editor and passionate mini golfer Steve Fox hopes to bring a former mortuary building back to life as Urban Putt, a combined indoor mini golf course, restaurant and bar. The building at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and South Van Ness has been vacant for about 14 years, but that could change as soon as next...
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60 Seconds: Cell Phone Theft Blame Game

About half of all crime in San Francisco is now smartphone-related, according to the police department. The Mission is no exception to the increasing prevalence of phone theft. San Francisco police are urging phone users to be aware of their surroundings when using the devices in public. They are also asking manufacturers to come up with ways to make phones...
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60 Seconds: Parking Meters in Northeast Mission

As the demand for parking increases in the Mission, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has drafted a revised proposal for installing paid parking meters in the district’s northeastern section. The original proposal presented by the city agency over a year ago met with strong opposition from Mission business owners and residents. Mission Local videographer Hanna Pincus recently asked Missionites...
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60 Seconds: Thoughts on Super Bowl Aftermath

The San Francisco Police Department is increasing its presence across the city on Sunday to prevent any problems that a Super Bowl celebration could cause. Last week, SFPD Capt. Robert Moser said that “a significant amount” of resources are being directed specifically to the Mission District. We asked neighbors and merchants if they’re worried about the possible consequences of the...