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Don Julio Presides Over His Mission Curiosity Shop

Julio Lucero migrated to the United States in 1979 because of the brutal civil war that was then escalating in his homeland of El Salvador. About a decade later, Lucero became the owner of a...
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Ghastly ‘Surgeries’ Detailed in Preliminary Guzmangarza Hearing

The preliminary hearing for Carlos Guzmangarza, accused of impersonating a physician’s assistant to perform cosmetic procedures on women whom he allegedly defrauded of thousands of dollars, continued Monday with grisly testimony from one of the...
Two performers break into song prior to the start of Thursday's open mic event at the corner of 16th & Mission streets. Performers gather there every Thursday around 10 p.m. to perform poetry, songs and rap.

VIDEO: 16th & Mission Provides Unlikely Stage for Poets, Performers

Every Thursday, rain or shine, dozens of San Franciscans gather at the corner of Mission and 16th streets after the sun sets to rap, sing and recite poetry by the light of scattered street lamps....
A photo of Daniel Alarcón, the executive producer of Radio Ambulante. Here he sits next to a blue wall, looking pensive.

Radio Ambulante Offers Live Bilingual Storytelling

A couple’s dream of sharing stories from their Latin American homeland is on the program at this year’s Lit Quake. “Radio Ambulante,” or “Traveling Radio,” will host an evening of live bilingual storytelling at the...
Volunteers from Zynga and KaBOOM! team up to build a new playground at the Mission YMCA over the weekend. Photo by Chelsi Moy

Zynga, KaBOOM!, Children Help Design YMCA’s New Playground

Zynga and KaBOOM! teamed up with hundreds of volunteers last Saturday to build the Mission YMCA a new playground. The playground’s design was inspired by feedback from neighborhood children. The new playground, the first to...