Tag Archives: gentrification

The 59-page "Street Hearts" booklet created by Sanchez Elementary School students this summer. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Mission School Students Talk Gentrification, Immigration Through Poetry

Writing on gentrification, immigration, Pac-Man, and the Virgin Mary, a class of fourth and fifth graders at Sanchez Elementary School recently published a booklet of poetry made after they walked around the Mission District and...
A crowd of listeners piled into the union hall at 18th and Shotwell streets Wednesday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

Protesters Drown Out Developers’ Benefits Presentation

Representatives from Maximus Real Estate Partners, the company proposing the 10-story building at 16th and Mission streets, had a hard time getting through their short presentation about the project’s community benefits package as more than...
Panel discusses changing Mission. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Chron Asks: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

In a public forum sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday, community activists, experts, and city officials took on the thorny questions of how to preserve the character and vitality of the ever-changing Mission District,...
At the BFF.fm station. File photo.

Listen Local: Thanksgiving Story Hour

Happy Holidays! The Mission Local crew is (mostly) out of the office, and we hope you’re catching some vacation time as well. For our Thanksgiving edition, we decided we would share some stories that our...
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The Other Barrio: Crime, Gentrification, Noir

The Other Barrio, now finishing up post-production, offers viewers a feature-length noir crime-buster that uses the Mission’s evictions and gentrification as a backdrop. Adapted from a short story by San Francisco’s Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, the film follows Housing Inspector...