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Rendering of what Mission Street may look like soon via SFMTA

Heads Up: Major Traffic Changes Coming to Mission St.

Transit riders and drivers alike should brace themselves for some significant changes coming to Mission Street’s traffic rules, some coming as early as this month. As of Friday, 14 and 49 buses have eliminated stops at 15th, 19th, 21st...
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Litquake Event Relocates to SF Mission’s Alamo Drafthouse

A small literary event series took root in San Francisco 17 years ago. Within a few years of its launch, it had become a nine-day, citywide festival promoting literature in venues around town called Litquake. It also features a...
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Mission Eyes: The Force Awakens at SF’s New Mission Theater

Tickets to see the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Alamo Drafthouse, newly opened on Mission Street, sold out very quickly. But that didn’t stop fans of all ages from streaming through the newly...
The former Fizzary — now the site of an illegal gambling den and brothel — was tagged on Sunday by its owner in a plea for assistance. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros / Mission Local.

Illegal Gambling Den and Brothel in SF Mission Evades Shutdown Despite Police Presence

An illegal gambling den and brothel in the Mission District that has been the site of a shooting and multiple calls to the police in the past few months is seemingly immune to closure, despite frequent raids...
The Mission Street entrance door of Vida Apartments smashed by an unknown suspect last week. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Mission Condo Windows Smashed in ‘Direct Attack’ on ‘Gentrification’

The brightly colored Vida Apartments on Mission Street were attacked sometime last week when someone smashed the condo building’s front windows and badly cracked four panes of glass before fleeing the scene. Video of the incident,...
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Mission Businesses Worry Less About a Minimum Wage and More About Finding Employees

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, said several managers in the Mission, is hardly a concern. A more pressing problem? Getting enough hourly workers. Take Cancún Taqueria for example.  Already, most...

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...