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Complaints About Homeless Continue As New Approach Begins

Blocked sidewalks, litter, discarded needles, drug and alcohol abuse, and threatening behavior by homeless individuals have long been thorns in the sides of Mission residents, especially those with children, and many say the situation has worsened as...
Police follow the procession on the anniversary of Alex Nieto's death, keeping a short distance.

Police Shooting Anniversary Brings Community, Lowriders to the Streets

On the first anniversary of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto’s death, more than a hundred people took to the streets of the Mission with his family and friends, to show solidarity with Nieto’s kin and remember him by the...
A photo of Amilcar López Pérez. Photo by Daniel Arauz.

Conflicting Versions Of Police Shooting Suppressed By Fear

Two eyewitnesses to a police shooting told Mission Local they feared countering the official version of events because of their undocumented status. Their version of events directly contradicts statements by police about the shooting of  21-year-old...
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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...
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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...