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Odd Buildings: A Historic SRO on 16th Street

The Mission is full of buildings that give one the sense that something interesting is happening inside. We call them Odd Buildings, and this is an occasional series on their stories. The words “historic,” “classical” and “Edwardian” are rarely used to describe a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel, but that’s just what the Altamont Hotel is considered. The 96-room SRO, on 16th...
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Jesus Still in Demand, Says One Mission Pastor

The keyboard player leans toward the microphone to start the next verse. One man in a blue button-up shirt yells and jumps in place, his arms raised high above his head. Meanwhile, an elderly woman wearing thick-rimmed glasses approaches the stage and sways to the beat. The rest of the 50-person congregation sings, yells and cries out in Spanish as...
Gregory reads a newspaper as he sits with others at the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center Wednesday.

When the Holidays Don’t Come

Patricia sat in a plastic chair and leaned against the undersized table that held only a toy easel and a broken action figure. As she stared at the bare walls of the small white room, tears began to run down her cheeks. She and her three boys have stayed in a room at the Oshun Women’s Drop-in Center off 13th...
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Three-Story Fire Erupts at 24th and Castro

More than 50 firefighters responded to a two-alarm structure fire at 24th and Castro streets Saturday afternoon. Residents of the three-story building were all evacuated and the fire caused no injuries. Firefighters calmed the smoke and blazes in under an hour. The fire started in the back of the house on the second and third floors but officials are still...