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Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Drag queens, contortionists, restauranteurs, tech moguls, mariachi bands, politicians and at least one strange goat man gathered Thursday night to celebrate the restaurant Foreign Cinema’s 15 years of operation. Dubbed the “Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera,” the...
The prospective plans for the Vida Condos and New Mission Theater. Image courtesy of Oyster Development Group.

Listen Local: Lauren Smiley on Mission St.

In the March issue of San Francisco Magazine, Lauren Smiley writes the following: For decades, Mission Street has resisted gentrification. Even as parallel Valencia Street has become permanently yuppified and high-end shops have crept onto staunchly...
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Don Julio Presides Over His Mission Curiosity Shop

Julio Lucero migrated to the United States in 1979 because of the brutal civil war that was then escalating in his homeland of El Salvador. About a decade later, Lucero became the owner of a...
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Business Runs in the Family at Cafe La Taza

Carlos Martinez, manager of Cafe La Taza on Mission Street, says business runs in the family. His father, Noel Martinez, managed a supermarket in his native Nicaragua before moving to the United States with his...
Capt. Robert Moser, left, addresses the crowd gathered Tuesday evening for the monthly community meeting at the San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station. Photo by Chelsi Moy

SFPD Poised to Prevent Street Violence on Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco football fans aren’t the only ones gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The police department is ready to deal with the crowds of people who will likely...