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Captain Joseph McFadden, of Ingleside Police Station, addresses community members concerned about recent shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...
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El Arzobispo Romero, Ahora un Beato, es Recordado en la Misión

Hay tres momentos en la vida de Gloria Cañas, una salvadoreña que vive en la Misión, que jamás podrá olvidar. El primero, es cuando recibió su Primera Comunión de las manos del Monseñor Salvadoreño Oscar Romero. “Era Viernes Santo y él era el sacerdote de la Catedral de San Miguel, donde yo iba a Misa. Tuve que confesar mis pecados,...
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Unaccompanied Minors Talk Trauma at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center

As a long time clinician at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Manuel Arredondo began to increasingly get requests to visit with unaccompanied minors who were suffering from the trauma of having left their homes in Central America and Mexico and crossed into the United States without their parents. “There is a lot of rapport building,” said Arredondo. “This may be...
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Organizaciones Batallan con Llegada de Menores Migrantes

El Área de la Bahía, y en particular la Misión, ha sido desde hace tiempo un refugio para inmigrantes que han huido de sus países natales en busca de asilo. Sin embargo, con el aumento en la cantidad de migrantes menores que escapan una aguda violencia en Centroamérica, las organizaciones en defensa de inmigrantes en el Distrito de la Misión...
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Nonprofits Struggle With Influx of Immigrant Youth

The Bay Area, and the Mission in particular, has long been a refuge for immigrants fleeing their country of origin. However, with a surging number of predominantly young migrants escaping intensified violence in Central America, the Mission District’s leading immigrant advocacy organizations are assisting underage migrants in need like they never have before. Every week, unaccompanied children arrive in their lobbies...
Three guns that were turned in at Thursday night's gun buyback.

Gun Buyback Brings Lines of Willing Owners

Organizers of the Mission’s first gun buyback held Thursday evening in the parking lot of the U.S. Bank at 22nd and Capp streets, were pleasantly surprised by a turnout that netted 157 guns, including four assault weapons. “It’s been incredible,” said District 9 Supervisor Campos, who attended the event and watched people on foot and in cars lined up for...
Police close off the corner of 24th and Harrison streets after a masked gunman opened fire last year. File photo by Francisco Barrada.

Mission Leaders Unite to Stop Gun Violence

Roberto Hernandez stood before facing an auditorium packed with city authorities and hundreds of his community organizer colleagues one recent Thursday. “I am tired of raising money for coffins,” he proclaimed. “The norm is to hit the floor when we hear gunshots. The Head Start program on 24th and Harrison has gunshot drills for children from ages 3 to 5. That’s unacceptable.” With the...
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Partidarios Aplauden Autorización de Licencias de Conducir para Indocumentados

Los defensores de inmigrantes han aplaudido la autorización de Sacramento para que menores indocumentados obtengan licencias de conducir, algo que, opinan, es un elemento clave para las comunidades florecientes. “Esto es obviamente un paso en la dirección apropiada y queremos ver más de esto”, dijo Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, directora ejecutiva de Carecen, una organización de derechos para la comunidad e inmigrantes...
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Cómo Entender la Acción Diferida para Indocumentados

Es posible que muchos jóvenes inmigrantes bajo posible deportación reciban un consuelo temporal gracias a la política de acción diferida que hace poco anunció la administración del presidente Obama. No obstante, el anuncio dejó a aquellos que pueden ser elegibles con muchas preguntas y preocupaciones, por lo que el miércoles pasado los abogados de inmigración de la Red Legal y...