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The storefront that housed Jocelyn's Bakery for some two decades will soon reopen an ice cream shop. Photo by Lola Chavez

The Mission Gets Another Ice Cream Shop!

A year after the beloved, Latina-owned Jocelyn’s Bakery departed the Mission after serving pastries alongside healthy juices for some two decades, it turns out that come October, 3566 20th St. at the corner of Lexington will reopen as an ice cream parlor and that its owner – much like the previous tenant – is a health-conscious, female entrepreneur with a sweet...
Protesters taped posters with real estate agent Shelley Trew's image on buildings along Mission Street. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Protesters March to Doorsteps of Real Estate Firm to Save ‘Thug Mansion’

Protesters blocked off the entrance to Vanguard Properties at 21st and Mission streets this afternoon during a rally against the sale of a Bernal Heights home, facilitated by one of the real estate firm’s agents, that would displace its tenants — a group of longtime Mission residents, teachers, artists, children and a senior citizen. The protesters accused real estate agent Shelley...
Olga Sanchez shares a single room with her husband and three children. "I have a 14-year-old son, and it is frustrating when he asks me for his own room. I know that he needs his own space. He sometimes tells me, 'I will never let my family live in these kinds of conditions.'"

Latina Mothers Turn Lens on Housing Conditions in the Mission

Through photographs and personal narratives, eight low-income, Latina mothers in the Mission showcased their living conditions, displacement, and housing insecurity for the photo voice exhibit, “An American Dream?” on July 13 at the Mission Neighborhood Centers at 362 Capp St. Low-income families, in particular Mission families, have been deeply affected by the housing crisis. Many live doubled up in rooms, hotels...
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Legendary Civil Rights Leader to Head SF Carnaval

For the 37th year, Carnaval will kick off on the corner of 24th and Bryant streets this Saturday and for two days transform parts of Harrison Street into a multi-block party, while a colorful procession of drummers, dancers, and themed floats snaking up 24th street and along Mission Street, will immerse the neighborhood in various aspects of Latin American culture. With...
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Hair Heist, Motorcycle Collision in SF Mission

A traffic collision between a MUNI bus and a motorcyclist near 21st and Mission streets on Tuesday sent the latter to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. The 42-year-old motorist was traveling southbound on Mission Street at “a high rate of speed,” police report. The man then lost control as he made a sudden maneuver, colliding with the front end of a bus...
Still from the footage captured of Stanislav Petrov being beaten by Alameda County Sheriff's  deputies in November 2015.

Public Defender Calls for Deputies in SF Mission Beating to be Charged

Following a leaked police report, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has repeatedly called on the district attorney to file criminal charges against two deputies involved in a controversial beating in the Mission District last year. Both officers had their body cameras turned off during the incident, which Adachi described as an “attempt to cover up their misconduct. Following a high-speed...
Oscar Grande leading a group at the Wednesday night meeting for 1950 Mission St. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Sewage Plan for SF Mission Housing Questioned

A planned 157-unit fully affordable housing complex had its first of many public meetings at Valencia Gardens on Wednesday night and a Mission resident had virtually one concern: the prospect of increased sewage resulting in more flooding to Folsom Street. “This is gonna dump into the sewer system that’s been dumped onto Folsom Street, correct?” asked Michael Crahan in the first comment of...
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Two Shootings, One Stabbing in SF Mission

Police report a 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition following an altercation with an unidentified man in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 19. The victim was sitting  in a car with a friend on 21st and Shotwell streets when, just before 3 a.m., another man approached the car at...
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Man Stabbed After Defending a Woman from Harasser

Police report that a 30-year-old man was stabbed with a kitchen knife Wednesday afternoon after defending a woman he saw being harassed outside of a grocery store near Folsom and 14th streets. The man was eating while sitting in the grocery store’s parking lot around 4:30 p.m. when he saw a woman being approached and accosted by a man outside of the store....
Activists of the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition expressed their frustrations with the police department's voluntary review of by the federal Justice Department during a public meeting on March 8.  Photo by Laura Waxmann

Activists Call Police Policy Review Toothless

A Department of Justice panel holding forums throughout the city to gauge citizens’ opinions of local police practices didn’t get far on Tuesday night before loud and angry feedback cut in. Activists said the panel has no capacity to enact change and amounts only to window-dressing. Addressing a crowd of about 100 people gathered in Mission High School’s auditorium, Department...
Selina Rodriguez, 19, uses a computer with a city-provided ethernet connection at the Valencia Gardens Computer Center.

Google Reveals Plans to Tap into SF’s Fiber Cables

Google announced plans last week to bring high-speed broadband internet to San Francisco to serve disconnected communities throughout the city by plugging in public and low-income properties at no cost to residents. The company will use existing fiber optic cables that are largely owned by third-party companies. It is also talking to the city about leasing access to some of the...
Chris Young has been homeless in the Mission district since October and said he is tired of being ridiculed. Photo by  Laura Waxmann

Mission Techies React to Controversial Homeless Rant

Startup founder Justin Keller has come under a barrage of internet fire for posting an open letter to city officials with the complaint that he is forced to witness the struggles of homeless individuals on city streets. “The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned...
Bill Davey balances on his hoverboard at 19th and Mission streets. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Hoverboards Merge Uneasily onto SF’s Streets

Once El Niño subsides, “hoverboards” are expected to swerve onto the Mission’s streets and some fear that neither pedestrians, nor cyclists nor government regulations are quite ready for the new traffic from the motor-powered devices that resemble a handle-free mini-Segway. A new state law that went into effect on January 1 requires the self-balancing electric scooters to use bike lanes,...
The refurbished New Mission sign, with the Vida Apartments in the background. Photo: Laura Waxmann / Mission Local.

A New Theater for the San Francisco Mission District

The New Mission Theater has been under construction for years, its white marquee derelict, its towering sign faded from red to blue. The crumbling building was an eyesore on a block of eyesores: the gutted Cine Latino across the street and the burnt-out historic apartment building on the corner of 22nd and Mission in sharp contrast to the newly-built and brightly...
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Purported Shooting at Lilac Alley in SF Mission Last Week

Between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a neighbor said he saw a group of young men shoot at two women driving a black Honda on 24th Street and Lilac Avenue. He said the men called the women “bitches” and threatened to kill them, and that the car peeled away after the shots were fired. “It was five, six,...