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Community members gathered at Mission High School to weigh in on the appointment of the city's next police chief. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Activists Call Search For New Police Chief “Farce”

Activists at a police meeting on Thursday that sought input from Mission District residents on the appointment of the next San Francisco police chief said they were being strung along by police commissioners who were...
Activist Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia calls for a 90-day moratorium on police "use of force" outside of Mission Police Station on August 15. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Activists Call For Moratorium on SFPD Use of Force

Activists and community members gathered in front of Mission Police Station on Monday afternoon called on the San Francisco Police Department to prohibit its officers from using weapons and force of any kind against civilians...
Community organizers Christina "Krea" Gomez and  Edwin Lindo discuss ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement following a string of police shootings that made national headlines. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Activists, Newcomers Discuss Ways to Confront Racism in Support of Black Lives Matter

Activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, Mission community organizers and newcomers, many of whom were tech workers, met Wednesday night to discuss ways to confront racial inequality that included collecting data, investing in communities...
City and community leaders discuss strategies and tools in addressing the preservation of communities subjected to gentrification during a workshop at  the Mission's Galeria de la Raza on April 18. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Community Leaders Strategize Against Displacement

Leaders from three different communities razed by displacement shared their experiences and offered ideas on policy-based strategies to thwart gentrification in a day-long workshop hosted at the Mission’s Galeria de la Raza on Monday. Though...
Soltron performed at the 34th Annual Encuentro Canto Del Popular at 777 Valencia St. on December 6. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Mission’s ‘Encuentro’ Celebrates Community with the Sound of Cuba

As pulsating Afro-Cuban rhythms drummed up a crowd in the Chapel’s auditorium, Juan Fuentes looked on from the music venue’s balcony on Sunday evening. “Here at the Chapel is where it all began,” said Fuentes about Encuentro Del...
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Foes Pack Meeting to Shout Down Folsom St. Project

Before Axis Development’s presentation about its 2675 Folsom Street proposal had even begun, activists and neighbors enlisted chants, children and derision to make clear their opposition. “This is a public service announcement,” a woman said during one interruption. “You...