Tag Archives: immigrant

The Backstory of “Dreamers” Onstage at Brava

Brava Theater will host two performances of Gary Soto’s In and Out of Shadows this Sunday, featuring several young actors who have had personal experiences with the themes the musical explores: Being undocumented, living as an...
Cristina at her home in San Leandro contemplates her return back to Mexico. Photo by Sean Havey.

An Immigrant Woman’s Nightmare Journey Into Post-Traumatic Stress

Cristina often found herself wandering the streets of the Mission District for hours, without direction, contemplating suicide. “I just wanted to be alone,” she said — so much so that when she saw her son...
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Friends and Family Celebrate Caesar Chuc’s Life

Caesar Chuc, the beloved neighborhood cook who moved from Mexico to the United States to provide his family with a better life, passed away this week at San Francisco General Hospital. He was 39 years...
Today, Mayor Ed Lee will be giving away 100 turkeys to low income Mission families at Plaza Adelante. File photo.

Newest Pilgrims Celebrate First Thanksgiving

Recently arrived students at Mission Education Center Elementary School sing, dress up like turkeys and learn America's quintessential myth. Click on the headline to read their stories.
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SLIDESHOW Cleaning Houses

Esther Gress is a domestic worker. Mission Loc@l followed her for a day. By STEFANIA ROUSSELLE