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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There’s a ton more history in the Mission and we’ll be adding new maps as the summer goes on. For now, we have this map in our print edition and include a version here so...
A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the...
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Tagged alamo drafthouse, bar, beer, cinema, film, food, history, movie, new, New Mission Theater, theater, Tim League, wine
Nancy Charraga started selling Casa Bonampak merchandise at street fairs in 1996. The business evolved into a storefront at 24th and Mission streets, which Charraga operated for 10 years. She began to outgrow the space...
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The western side of the Mission Dolores neighborhood is $40,000 short of being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
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They graduated in a city where Prohibition was the law, though not many seemed inclined to enforce it.
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Even at the turn of the last century, organizations were trying to get control of the Mission. This and other trivia await visitors to the Ephemera Collection at the California Historical Society.
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At least as far as the Planning Department is concerned.
Levi's comes to the Misson to make things, eight years after its last factory here closed.
It was a time when the city distributed official maps to tourists, and the Mission wasn't on them.
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Click here for a pdf of the map. "You've got to understand, these creeks smelled bad," says Carlsson. "Wetlands don't smell great even when they're healthy, but so much sewage ran into them that by...
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Tagged armory, arroyo dolores, caesar chavez, Chris Carlsson, creeks, found sf, history, laguna dolores, lake, mission, Mission Dolores, precita creek, rivers, shaping san francisco, water
The weekend Mission District party that happens at the end of this month began in February of 1978 with half-naked dancers who (some sources say) didn't know how to samba.
Is San Francisco’s hippest cupcake a trick of the senses? En Español
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Consumers look to their kitchens for a bite to eat.
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American Apparel, racetracks and thrills.