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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