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Grand Theater’s Art Deco Splendor Finds a New Face and Purpose in Tech Art

With two more days to go in its fundraising drive, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is making a final push in its effort to bring in some extra dollars for its $300,0000 fund to...
La Mexicana Bakery displays a Homie Box of itself made by Cynthia or Cindy Delosa Photo by Daniel Mondragón

Long-Time Artist Captures a Genteel Mission in Homie Boxes

Chances are, you’ve seen Cindy DeLosa’s work in windows around the Mission: small dioramas with “homie” figurines depicting iconic scenes and moments in the neighborhood. The “homie boxes,” as they’re called, can be spotted everywhere, but...
The Nuestra Historia project aims to document and preserve Latino voices through documenting oral histories such as the family of John Trasviña. Photo by Leslie Nguyen-Okwu.

Preserving San Francisco’s Latino Voices

If San Francisco city planners had known more about the former thriving North Beach Latino neighborhood near Guadalupe Church, they would have done more to minimize the negative impact of the Broadway Tunnel, which ultimately displaced the community...