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"Low Riders," 1980, by Lou Dematteis

Low Riders on View at Alley Cat Books

Lou Dematteis and Anthony Holdsworth are exhibiting work at Alley Cat Books this month, featuring photos (Dematteis) and paintings (Holdsworth) of life in the Mission District, with a particular focus on its low rider culture. In 1979, Lou Dematteis began “a photographic documentation of the lowrider scene in the Mission and the mainly Latino youths who made up its participants,”...
Photo by Cristiano Valli

It’s Back! Pics from Dolores Park’s Reopening (and Aftermath)

At last. After $20.5 million and several years spent on renovations, Dolores Park’s southern half reopened Wednesday evening, marking the first time in years that the whole park has been open to visitors. Chain link fences came down in the morning, and in the evening park fans arrived to savor the views and to participate in a little glow-in-the-dark revelry....
Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission! Pirates and Paradise

This morning’s block is Potrero – 17th – Utah – 16th Streets. Lots of traffic and bicyclist heading to Mission Bay using 16th & 17th St and also for those trying to get across town going the opposite direction. A number of people seemed to be walking down to the businesses in Potrero Hill too. Most of this block is commercial with most...
Truck on the Shotwell bend. Photo by Adam Long.

Good Morning Mission! Beans, Bars, and Bumpers

Right now it is 60° headed to a high of 68° – the forecast for the next ten days is here. Today’s block: 26th to Cesar Chavez between Shotwell and Folsom Streets. With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on and document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and block you would like at...
Flats on Duncan St Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission! Serenity in the Morning Rush

It’s 65° and headed to 68°. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block is Guerrero – 28th St – Dolores – Duncan. Rather overcast early this morning at 7:30am but it wasn’t cold. I started my walk on busy Guerrero St. Many cars think that Guerrero and Dolores are freeways. Everyone is in a hurry. I took lots of door, floral...
Doesn't Mission High look lovely? And that field...so perfect...

Sneak Peek at Dolores Park’s New North

Well, one thing’s for sure, you’ll never see the turf this pristine again. Dolores Park’s northern half is scheduled to reopen with a celebratory silent disco next Thursday, June 18. But today, the press got a little tour of the almost-complete walkways, bathrooms, promenade, courts, and field. Have a look:    
Photographer Kevin Russ has spent the last several years documenting  his adventures through the American West on his iPhone. Photo courtesy of Kevin Russ.

Instagram Celeb Kevin Russ Visits SF’s Four Barrel

Kevin Russ, a nomadic photographer with a lumberjack beard and 201,000 Instagram followers, once spent a month without touching his bank account. “I was hopping trains, eating out of the trash, eating people’s leftovers,” he recalled at a recent visit to Four Barrel Coffee. “None of this was planned, of course.” Russ was in San Francisco to sign copies of The...
Swatches. Photo by Laura Wenus

Good Morning Mission! Foods Co Color Study

It is 52˚ and expected to rise to only 59˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 14th to 15th Streets between Folsom and Shotwell, the FoodsCo block. As I got off my bike I briefly lamented not taking the next block over, from 14th to 13th, because it is a cornucopia of wall art. But as it turns...
Kingston Streetscape. Photo by Anita O'Brien

Good Morning Mission! Southern Triangle

It is  53˚ and expected to rise to 66˚. Details for the next ten days are here. It’s May and that means morning fog, even in the Mission. No breeze, though, so the temperature was just right for a morning stroll around a short block almost at the tip of the southern Mission triangle – 30th Street to Kingston, San Jose to Mission...
Photo by Jukie Schweit

Good Morning Mission! Peek Inside

It is  56˚ and expected to rise to 76˚. Details for the next ten days are here. These photos were taken earlier this week. Today’s block: 17th to 18th Streets, Mission to Capp, with occasional looks inside the stores that line these streets. With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what...
Indeed Flora is Alive on Camp as Well. Bougainvellia and California Poppies. Photo by Christian Albertson

Good Morning Mission! The Oldest Street

It’s 10:55 but these photos were taken earlier. It’s now 52˚ and expected to rise to only 65˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 16th to Camp, Guerrero to Albion. Our block includes the most important intersection in the history of San Francisco, Albion and Camp, the birthplace of the city in which we live. On June 29,...
Photo by  Lee Pickett.

Good Morning Mission! Cloud Cover

It is 10:30 a.m. but these photos were taken at earlier.  It is now  49˚ and expected to rise to a 67˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: Folsom to Treat, 16th to 17th Streets With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and...
Coming through Quane Alley Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission: View Through the Alley

It is 10:15 a.m. but these photos were taken at 7 a.m.  It is now  55˚ and expected to rise to a cooler 64˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 22nd to 23rd streets, Quane Alley to Dolores. Many drivers were driving way too fast on Dolores St. Even a bicyclist rode on the sidewalk. Only one dog walker this...
Photo by Anna Hereida.

Good Morning Mission: Faded and Illuminated

It is 11:12  a.m. and these photos were taken at around 8:00 this morning.  It is now a gusty 57˚ and expected to rise to 70˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s Block: Bryant to York, between 25th and 26th. With so many changes taking place in the last few years, this block hasn’t had a whole lot of renovation,...