*+-With a debt collective members estimate to be $100,000, members of the Modern Times Bookstore Collective told supporters at a meeting last week that the 41-year-old bookstore may have to close its doors in September....
*+-CrowdFlower, a tech company based in the Mission District, boasts on its website that it has “the world’s largest workforce,” performing hundreds of millions of tasks for web-based client companies. Now one of those virtual...
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*+-More people are moving their money away from big banks, providing a boon to smaller financial institutions, including some in the Mission. Tomorrow: Credit Union Invests in Tots to TeensEn Español
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*+-Local architecture and design students set out to map the food shed of a nearby taco truck, following each ingredient from conception to waste.
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Tagged alison sant, aluminum foil, annalise aldrich, california college of the arts, carbon footprint, cca, climate, david fletcher, design, ecology, ecomap, economy, El Tonayense, energy, energy efficiency, esquivel santana, farm, food miles, food production, foodshed, Garrett McAuliffe, global, global warming, gracias madre, greenhouse, john bela, local food, locavore, mapping, mexican food, mission, mission district, rachael yu, rebar, regional, San Francisco, seasonal, sf, studio for urban projects, sustainable, sustainable farming, taco, taco truck, tacoshed, taqueria, Transportation
*+-Community gardens are not uncommon in the Mission. What is uncommon is the notion of trying to make a living growing food in the middle of one of the most expensive cities in the country....
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*+-Theater gets caught in an off-stage labor dispute between the carpenters' union and a private construction firm. En Español
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Tagged Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Brava Theater, Cabaret Off-Brava, Carpenters' Union, construction, Dale Stickney Company, Dave Crandell, economy, Hetal Patel, James Underwood, journeyman carpenters, Local 22, Paul Cohen, Redding, union
*+-New Valencia Street store opens featuring locally designed and restructured vintage clothing and jewelry.
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*+-California's green image tarnished by recycling program meltdown.
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*+-For some shoppers and vendors, the Christmas season started on Mission Street as early as the first week of November.
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*+-Tree-huggers, gay assemblymen and the elderly are unhappy with Arnold this week.
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*+-City audit reveals San Francisco needs to rethink it's strategy for reducing prostitution.
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*+-San Franciscans will shell out an additional $117 million this year to fly home, go to the zoo and smoke cigarettes, among other things.
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*+-2:05 The gavel comes down and we’re off 2:10 All of the Supes are present, and the first nine items are past in less than three minutes, off to a good start today 2:12 Item...
*+-Latest round of state cuts hit San Francisco health care workers and patients.
*+-For City Hall support staff the legislative break meant more work and vacation furlough days.