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Owner of SF’s First Guatemalan Bakery Dies

Manuel Barrientos, the proprietor of San Francisco’s first Guatemalan bakery, was 79 when he died on November 25, but for many, his vigor and dedication to his craft made his age difficult to gauge. When Barrientos was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given just three months to live, it was not his own death that he feared most, but...
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Woman Tied Up and Robbed at Gunpoint in SF Mission

  On Monday at 11 p.m., a 42-year-old woman working inside of a restaurant near the 24th Street BART Plaza was tied up, then robbed at gunpoint, by an unidentified man. The woman had been closing up the restaurant when the suspect walked in, and while pointing his gun at her, demanded that the woman hand over money. The suspect then tied...
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Man Surrounded by Group of Cars, Robbed in SF Mission

A 40-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint after reportedly being surrounded and stopped by a group of vehicles on 24th and Harrison streets on Tuesday. The man was walking near the intersection at about 7:36 p.m. when the incident occurred. It is unclear how many cars were involved, but according to police, one driver driver exited a white vehicle and pulled out...
Valerie Tulier-Luiwa, facilitator of Mission Peace Collaborative, asks children of Mission Neighborhood Center to read their pledge, at Mission and 24th Streets, on November 4, 2016. Photo by Julio Marcial

Communities Rally for Reprieve from Gun Violence

Organizers, politicians, and young people rallied at 24th and Mission streets on Friday night, calling for a 60-day moratorium on street violence and enlisting local political leaders to pledge to create policies that would divert young people from crime. “We don’t want any mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers crying. We want everyone to go to the holidays and every family...
Yano Rivera working on restoring the Panama flag on October 20, 2016. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Restored Flags of the Americas to Adorn 24th Street

The flags of Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina, and other countries of the western hemisphere will be going up on street poles along 24th Street in the next few weeks, repainted and revitalized after years of neglect. A conspicuous absence? The Mexican flag, says the artist in charge of the restoration effort. “I have a feeling it’s in someone’s house,”...
A tag that reads "RIP Happy" and "Rigo" marks the spot near the intersection of 24th and Shotwell streets where the two men were gunned down just a few days apart. Photo By Laura Waxmann

Shotwell St. Violence Claims Life of Man Gunned Down in June

For three months, Fidel Amezcua, known to most by the name Happy, fought for his life. But on Saturday the 29-year-old, who worked as a custodian for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, succumbed to the injuries from a gunshot wound to his abdomen that had left him in critical condition on June 26. “I want people to know...
The aftermath of the fire that claimed two lives in March 2015. Photo by Andrea Valencia

Local Firefighters Commended for Rescue Effort at Deadly Blaze

Firefighters from a Mission District fire station has been awarded the highest level group “valor award” from a firefighting periodical, Firehouse Magazine, for their efforts in rescuing victims of a deadly early-morning fire at 24th and Treat streets in March 2015. At 4:30 a.m., the family dwelling above a corner store the Shaibi family ran became engulfed in flame and...
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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Space Will Host New SF Mission Pop-Up

Shuttered since December, the near century old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor will once again open its doors at 2817 St.— albeit temporarily— to house a rotating pop-up series headed by two all-star restaurateurs. Chef David Nayfeld and Pastry Chef Angela Pinkerton, both formerly of the award-winning New York City-based restaurant Eleven Madison Park, are currently renovating the interior of the Mission...
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Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging

In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of six locals and newcomers who share a love for the neighborhood but grapple with the question of belonging. The city package sells for $24.99, and...
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High-End French Eatery Shutters After Year on 24th Street

Sous Beurre Kitchen, the upscale French restaurant that began as a periodic pop-up housed inside of the nearby Sugarlump Cafe, closed its doors permanently on May 14 after operating in its brick-and-mortar location at 2704 24th St. for just over a year. Chef and owner Michael Mauschbaugh announced in a letter addressed to his team and to the community which he served that the...
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SF Mission’s Compupod to Open Second Location

The storefront at 2863 24th St. near Bryant Street that will house Compupod is still under construction, but inside, owner Hugo Gonzalez is placing the finishing touches. Gonzalez says the electronics repair shop will be opening by Friday. At about 1,200 square-feet, the 24th Street location is notably smaller than Compupod’s flagship store at 2433 Mission St., but will feature the same services, including a...
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SF Mission Artists Sew Blankets for the Homeless

On a beautiful day on Mission Street, Annice Jacoby of City Poets saw people walking past a homeless man at their feet. Fearing that San Franciscans have grown “numb” to homelessness, Jacoby turned to what she knows best: participatory art. UNDERCOVER, a collaborative arts effort, is sewing and distributing waterproof hooded blankets for the city’s homeless. The project draws on organizations for...
Awad Faddoul holds one of the few photos of Glenna Randolph, captured by a longtime customer and friend.

Cafe La Bohéme Mourns Death of Cook Glenna Randolph

On Christmas morning, Café la Bohème owner Awad Faddoul called his chef, Glenna Randolph, as he does every year. He thanked her for her gifts to him and his family, and she gently scolded him for giving her a box of chocolates, saying it would take her a whole year to eat them. “That’s okay, I’ll give you another one next...
The new storefront is on 24th street, a few doors down from La Victoria bakery.

Modern Times Bookstore Seeks New Owner

Capp Street Crap reported on Monday that the 44-year-old Modern Times Bookstore on 24th Street will be going up for sale, seeking a new owner “To preserve, enhance, and serve the literary and cultural heritage and community interests of the Mission District and San Francisco.” The full story is here.  
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City Extends Moratorium on 24th St. Storefront Mergers

The market rate housing moratorium may have lost at the ballot, but earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to extend a 45-day pause prohibiting mergers of commercial spaces on the 24th Street corridor.  With the extension of the temporary moratorium, storefronts along 24th Street will be prevented from consolidating for another 10 months and 15 days. First adopted on July...