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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...
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24th Street Rapist Sentenced to 373 Years in Prison

Following an 11-month investigation and trial, 33-year-old Frederick Dozier was sentenced today to 373 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in separate incidents along the Mission District’s 24th Street corridor last year. Dozier...
A close-up of "Capp" written on the sidewalk.

Neighborhood Watch Vents About Hookers and Trash

Frustration over chronic problems of prostitution, violence and trash-ridden streets — and the perceived lack of an effective official response — bubbled over at a meeting of the Central Mission Neighborhood Watch with District 9...
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...
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Conversation With Campos

Editor’s note: This column is one of a series of weekly conversations with District 9 Supervisor David Campos addressing issues and events in the Mission. If you have questions for Campos, send an email to...
Photo courtesy of SFDA.

Testimony Starts in Alleged Fake Doctor Case

The preliminary hearing for Carlos Guzmangarza, who is accused of impersonating a surgeon, began Wednesday with testimony from the district attorney’s office regarding allegations that Guzmangarza took cash payments for lip injections. The 49-year-old Guzmangarza...
Caesar Chuc

Friends and Family Celebrate Caesar Chuc’s Life

Caesar Chuc, the beloved neighborhood cook who moved from Mexico to the United States to provide his family with a better life, passed away this week at San Francisco General Hospital. He was 39 years...
Alleged sexual assailant's girlfriend told the jury, “He is well loved, that is why I came today,”

Testimony Continues in Dozier Trial

During the third day of the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr., a former San Francisco Unified School District employee accused of sexually assaulting three women in the Mission District last year, two officers testified about...
Oscar Barceñas was injured last week after brandishing a gun at police officers, Photo courtesy of SFPD.

Daytime Violence Addressed at Community Meeting

A recent homicide, a police shooting and subsequent protests were the subjects that dominated last night’s meeting between Capt. Robert Moser of Mission Station and 18 district residents. At the past several meetings, the issue...