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Old station at Valencia

Mission’s New Condos Built Atop Old Gas Stations (and Leaky Gas Tanks)

Amid so much new development in the city, it would be easy for the 42 condos proposed for the corner of 23rd and Valencia to become but a footnote in the stacks of building proposals...
Extinguishing Monday's fire required the help of 100 fire personnel. Photo: Andrea Valencia

Valencia Fire: 21 Residents Displaced and $1.5 Million in Damages

Monday’s fire on Valencia street damaged five buildings and displaced 21 residents, including 19 adults and two children. San Francisco fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge further confirmed that the buildings have been red-taped—meaning, the building is...
Curry Up Now is one of 38 restaurants to open on a nine-block stretch of Valencia since 2008.

Does the Mission Have Too Many Restaurants?

It’s 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and only two diners are enjoying the Indian-fusion street food at Curry Up Now, which opened on Valencia between 17th and 18th in February. “Business has been okay,” says...
signs on the door at Forest Books

Rent Hikes May Write Final Chapter on Bookstores

Rising rents may soon write the final chapter in the story of two vintage bookstores after more than 20 years of book sales on 16th Street. By year’s end the landmark shops, Adobe Books and...
casa bonampak photo

Mexican History Is Alive at Casa Bonampak

Nancy Charraga started selling Casa Bonampak merchandise at street fairs in 1996. The business evolved into a storefront at 24th and Mission streets, which Charraga operated for 10 years. She began to outgrow the space...
On the left, Mary Swope, photographer in a portrait by Photobooth co-owner Vince Donovan. On the right, one of Swope's works from her show, "I Can't Hold It Anymore:" Polaroid Interpretations of Seinfeld.

Seinfeld in 102 Polaroids

In collaboration with Vince Donovan, co-owner of Photobooth, a photo gallery, store and studio on Valencia Street, Mary Swope whittled the collection down to 102 photos that will cover the gallery's walls this Saturday night...