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60 Seconds: Violence in the Mission

In light of recent shootings in the Mission District, Mission Local set out to talk to our neighbors and hear their perspectives on the violence. “It’s a lot of gang-related violence,” said Ricky, a Mission resident who lost...
Anti-abortion protesters parked and stood inside of the yellow painted line that is intended to keep them away from Planned Parenthood clients. Photo by Laura Wenus

Uncertain Future: SF’s Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

A police cruiser sat in the center divider on Valencia Street Thursday morning, observing but not interfering with protesters displaying images of fetuses and calling out to clients at a Planned Parenthood center—despite the fact that they...
Construction crews at work. Photo by Lynne Shallcross.

Under Construction: The Mission’s Big 10

Cranes and construction crews have become a common feature of many a Mission corner these days. But for as many projects currently under construction, there are about half a dozen working their way through the...
This mural of Father Richard Purcell adorns the Balmy Alley garage door of Marty's Place. Photo by Marilyn Chase.

Longtime Shelter For Those With AIDS Has New Life

Before its closure in 2010, a house called “Marty’s Place” served as a private homeless shelter for those living with HIV/AIDS. Soon the longtime institution, on Treat and 25th, will open again; when it does...
Photo by Mimi Chakarova.

To Halt Evictions, City May Become Landlord

When a landlord sells their rent-controlled building it can strike fear into the hearts of longtime tenants with low rents—eviction notices, buyouts, or worse may not be far off depending on whoever the buyer is....