MEDA Launches New Program to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Have you had your home inspected for lead recently? If you’re anything like most San Franciscans, the answer is probably no. But consider this: 94 percent of the city’s houses were built before 1978, when the federal government banned lead-based paint. This puts urban dwellers — especially kids — at high risk for contracting lead […]

Non-Profit Center to Fight Against Poverty Opens on Mission Street

The fight against poverty in the Mission gained strength this morning with the opening of San Francisco’s first SparkPoint Center at Plaza Adelante on 19th and Mission streets, community organizers said. “With one in five Bay Area families struggling to make ends meet, expanding SparkPoint is an important part of United Way’s efforts to cut […]

MEDA Asks Like-Minded Groups – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Mission Economic Development Agency moves to a new building, establishing a nonprofit HQ on Mission Street.

Move Over, Borderlands Opens Its Cafe on Valencia

Borderlands Café on Valencia Street doesn’t have Wi-Fi, bit it does have an environment where people can actually talk to each other.

Artisan Market Alive on 24th

Vendors sell jewelery, crafts and more outside the BART station.

SBA Stimulus Lifeline Too Short for Mission District

Obama’s stimulus fails most Mission District businesses. By NANCY LÓPEZ

Likeable Landlords in the Mission?


From the Street to the Storefront, and Back Again?

Immigrant street vendors struggle in the recession, but they’ve had it worse on the street. By RIGOBERTO HERNANDEZ

Recession Brings New Business to Mission Street

More New Stores on Mission St.

Today’s Mission: 05.31.09

Is buying a home in the Mission wishful thinking?

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