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Tempers Rise Over Satirical Homeless Encampment Tracking App

The minds behind an app to track and flag homeless encampments in San Francisco say that the app does not exist and was in fact intended as a commentary on tech culture. Since its launch on Tuesday, the app has been damned on Twitter. SnapCamp’s purported premise was “cleaning up” San Francisco’s communities by encouraging its residents to take pictures of homeless encampments and noting “problem areas” at a...
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Activists Protesting Deportations Arrested in SF

In an effort to draw attention to the deportation of immigrants fleeing violence, in particular those from Central America, protesters blocked the intersections of Sansome Street with Washington and Jackson streets today. 16 protesters were arrested and later released. For several hours, protesters marched in circles around clusters of chained activists sitting in the intersections, situated in front of the San Francisco branch of...
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Who’s to Blame for the Housing Crisis?

Who’s to blame for the housing crisis? New American Media pondered that question and whether it’s OK to point the finger only at so-called “techies.” Some argue techies, who through injecting their wealth and jobs into the area, are to blame for the evictions and disappearance of the city’s eclectic culture. Placing blame for the housing and eviction crisis solely...
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Beyond the Protest: What Does SF Want from Twitter?

On the day of Twitter’s Initial Public Offering, protestors rallied outside the tech company’s headquarters on Market Street. Moving past the symbolism of protesting the newfound wealth of some of Twitter’s employees and investors, Mission Local asked protestors what they want to see the company do for the community.
A shopper at Valencia Street's Dijital Fix checks out the old-school photo booth. Photo by Greta Mart.

Good Morning, Mission!

It is 7:00 a.m. and currently 56°. Today’s forecast calls for a few clouds in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon, with a high of 69° and zero chance of rain. Details for the next ten days are here. Twitter goes public today, and now you too can buy a share in the microblogging company for $26 (up to...
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Lit Crawl LIVE!

Fiction, non-fiction, poetry—Lit Crawl has it all. For this year’s literary feast, writers, artists and locals will be crowding all corners of the Mission; from the Elbo Room to a beekeeping supply store. Lit Crawl is hosted annually as part of Lit Quake, a literary festival created to celebrate San Francisco’s talented writers, as well as the city’s book-loving residents....
Larry Aragon, 65, who has lived on the street for a decade, eats the free warm breakfast provided by St. Anthony's church six days a week. Photo by Sean Havey

What You May Have Missed Over the Weekend: Mission Local’s ‘Giving Thanks’ Series

If you were in a Thanksgiving food coma and missed Mission Local’s series about things we’re thankful for in the Mission, it’s not too late. The multimedia series highlights organizations and events that make this neighborhood special. It’s not a complete list, of course, but here are a few gems that we felt were worthy of highlighting. Six days a week...
Project Managers Sachin Agarwal, Brian Ellin and Sung Hu Kim talk about their jobs at Twitter with students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

Twitter Flock Lands at Mission Elementary School

“The reason why I’m wearing a bird, everyone’s wearing a bird, is because birds, they tweet and that’s how they communicate with each other,” Jinen Kamdar from Twitter told the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Elementary School. “Sometimes you’ll see birds all flying together at the same time in this really beautiful, orchestrated manner, and...

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