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Police follow the procession on the anniversary of Alex Nieto's death, keeping a short distance.

Police Shooting Anniversary Brings Community, Lowriders to the Streets

*+-On the first anniversary of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto’s death, more than a hundred people took to the streets of the Mission with his family and friends, to show solidarity with Nieto’s kin and remember him by the...
Rene Yañez stands in front of his 3D piece, part of Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011 exhibit opening Oct. 7 at SOMArts Cultural Center Bay Gallery.

“Royalty” of the Mission Art Scene Faces Eviction

*+-Spanning three decades in the Mission District, prominent San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, who seeded and grew the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration into a citywide event, is in the process of...
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission rendering

Valencia Sewer System to Get Green Improvements

*+-When most people think about sewer systems, they’re likely to envision unsightly industrial facilities like pump stations and treatment plants. But in several San Francisco neighborhoods, including the Mission District, public debate is focusing increasingly...
A photo of Daniel Alarcón, the executive producer of Radio Ambulante. Here he sits next to a blue wall, looking pensive.

Radio Ambulante Offers Live Bilingual Storytelling

*+-A couple’s dream of sharing stories from their Latin American homeland is on the program at this year’s Lit Quake. “Radio Ambulante,” or “Traveling Radio,” will host an evening of live bilingual storytelling at the...

Mission Eyes: Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Papalote

*+-Friends and family gathered at the Mission Cultural Center to watch Papalote's owners, Miguel and Victor Escobedo, take on Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Burrito Throwdown. En Español

A Conversation With Author Jimmy Santiago Baca

*+-The acclaimed writer reads from his new novel at Modern Times on Thursday and The Mission Cultural Center on Friday.