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Listen Local: Opposition to Development and An Officer-Involved Shooting

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast atBFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. There’s a lot of anger, frustration, and outrage going around this...
Champagne, fires and police were the theme in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Giants Madness Recap and Why People Don’t Vote

Our staff had a long night Wednesday, zipping around the neighborhood to catch everything from dancing and drumming in the streets to various objects being lit on fire. Thursday morning we were back to talk about...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...
Erika Hathaway sits in her wheelchair in front of the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. A new ordinance would require that she protests 25-feet away from the entrance. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Advocates Clash Over Space in Front of Valencia St. Clinic

Every Thursday morning, before most people get out of bed, Erika Hathaway packs her wheelchair into her uncle’s truck and heads to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street. Hathaway isn’t receiving ongoing medical treatment at...