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From left to right: Dolores Terrazas, Children Services Division Director at MNC; Santiago Ruiz, MNC Executive Director; and Michele Rutherford, Deputy Director of the new San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education celebrated MNC's becoming a federal Head Start grantee. Photo by Laura Wenus

Nonprofit Will Expand Head Start in the Mission

  After 40 years of indirect partnership with Head Start, which provides daycare and nutrition services for children of underprivileged families, the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) announced Wednesday that it is now a direct grantee of...
Marina District after Loma Prieta. Photo taken by J.K. Nakata, United States Geological Survey

Disaster Training, Part 1: What to Have on Hand

On a brisk, cold night in the Mission, a group of neighborhood residents gather to discuss whether or not it is appropriate to drink water out of the toilet tank. En Español
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NERT Disaster Training, Part 3: Triage

Inside, the talk is of getting into character. Certain victims are instructed to pant heavily, others to respond nonsensically to questions. Those sorted into the "yellow" category are given this motivation: “You’re noisemakers. You’re basically...
Market Street, 1906. Image Courtesy of the Bancroft Archive.

NERT Disaster Training, Part 2: Gas, Fires, Rescues

Class 1 was filled with promises of hard hats and reflective vests. Class 2 is all business. En Español
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Mission Streetscape Workshop

Residents weigh in on projects designed to improve Mission District streetscapes. By STEFANIA ROUSSELLE