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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...
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Listen Local: Thanksgiving Story Hour

-+*Happy Holidays! The Mission Local crew is (mostly) out of the office, and we hope you’re catching some vacation time as well. For our Thanksgiving edition, we decided we would share some stories that our...
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...
Esta Noche in sepia tone. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

R-Rated and Ephemeral: Spinning LGBT History

-+*It was San Francisco’s last Latino-owned gay bar—open from 1981 to 2014, featured on HBO’s Looking, the launching pad of countless drag queens’ careers, a safe haven for many. Nowadays, Esta Noche is being gutted...
Tim League chats with Tiffany Schoepp, a Mission resident who wants to see the theater offer a wide range of cinematic experiences, at Mission Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

From Austin With Love; Alamo Owner Meets Mission

-+*A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the...