Valencia Street

Curry Up Now is one of 38 restaurants to open on a nine-block stretch of Valencia since 2008.

Does the Mission Have Too Many Restaurants?

It’s 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and only two diners are enjoying the Indian-fusion street food at Curry Up Now, which opened on Valencia between 17th and 18th in February. “Business has been okay,” says...
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Dig in at Pica Pica: Venezuelan Cuisine in the Mission

Adriana Lopez moved to the Mission District from Venezuela nine years ago. In 2010, she opened Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, a Venezuelan arepas restaurant at Valencia and 15th streets. Lopez told Mission Local about the history of...
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Mixing Printing and Musical Notes at Ibarra Brothers

Most know the Ibarra brothers as the owners of a printing shop with the same name on Valencia Street, but the native Nicaraguans have a secret identity: they’re famous musicians. They have a record label...
Erika Hathaway sits in her wheelchair in front of the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. A new ordinance would require that she protests 25-feet away from the entrance. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Advocates Clash Over Space in Front of Valencia St. Clinic

Every Thursday morning, before most people get out of bed, Erika Hathaway packs her wheelchair into her uncle’s truck and heads to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street. Hathaway isn’t receiving ongoing medical treatment at...