Mission Street

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...
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...
New Mission Theater marquee from 1972. Photo courtesy Jack Tillmany.

After New Mission’s Dark Past, Back in the Lights

-+*In the first half of the 20th century, the evening sky over Mission Street was a neon wonderland, bathed by gaudy marquees in incandescent pinks, blues and purples. Perhaps no marquee was more iconic than...
The prospective plans for the Vida Condos and New Mission Theater. Image courtesy of Oyster Development Group.

Listen Local: Lauren Smiley on Mission St.

-+*In the March issue of San Francisco Magazine, Lauren Smiley writes the following: For decades, Mission Street has resisted gentrification. Even as parallel Valencia Street has become permanently yuppified and high-end shops have crept onto staunchly...
The Thriftown rooftop two weeks ago.

HISTORY: 17 Reasons Remembered

-+*“When I came to San Francisco, I saw that fantastic sign…with no explanation but it was enough for me,” wrote Glen Mehn in a 2002 letter to the city protesting the removal of the icon....