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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,...
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...