Tag Archives: Christina Olague

Carlos Gonzalez (right) speaks to the participants of Engage SF's first public dinner. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

New and Old Residents Engage Over Pupusas

Usulutan, a Salvadorean restaurant on 24th Street, welcomed a particularly diverse and determined crowd Monday night. Swapping business cards over pupusas, third-generation Mission residents, tech start-up founders, nonprofit professionals, recent transplants, activists and more all gathered to do the simple, but challenging, work of meeting new people. The dinner was the first public event hosted by Engage SF, a new...
The new, new Google Bus? EngageSF hopes to give techies Mission history tours, possibly in lowriders. Photo by Octavio Lopez Raygoza.

In New Effort, Tech Talks to an Angry Community

The first dinner to bring the new tech workers and old-line Mission residents together “was sort of heavy and charged,” said Chris Murphy, a white, 20-something tech start-up founder. His cohort, a middle-aged Latina with a long record of community activism agreed. At one point during that October dinner, held at Casa Sanchez, a young tech worker offered a conciliatory opinion...
Supervisor David Campos (left) speaks at a benefit for Christina Olague (center) who stands with her housemate Patrick Ferry.

Benefit Dampens House Fire Loss for Christina Olague

With a salsa band playing in the back patio and a packed, gyrating dance floor, El Rio’s Salsa Sunday party proved an opportunity for a community of activists, politicians, and friends to come together to help one of their own: former Mission community activist and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague. When a fire tore through her Baker Street apartment on Christmas...
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Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 42°, heading to 61°. Looks like it will be a sunny and relatively warm Monday in the Mission. Details here. Christina Olague, former president of the Planning Commission and District 5 supervisor, is now working in the Mission. Olague left the Planning Commission when Mayor Ed Lee appointed her to the Board of Supervisors following Ross Mirkarimi’s election...
Eight female panelists spoke at the Green Party-sponsored forum at the Women's Building Saturday night. From left to right: Marie Harrison, Nicole Derse, Kim-Shree Maufas, Sandra Lee Fewer and Christina Olague.

Forum Sheds Light on Women, Politics and Activism in San Francisco

A community forum on women, politics and activism brought together a panel of eight female leaders and about 30 community members at the historic Women’s Building on a rainy Saturday night. The panelists, split among two back-to-back sessions, were asked to “speak their mind” and draw from personal experiences to address the status of women in politics and activism. The...