UPDATE@8:58 Mission Loc@l was scheduled to take over all 600 sq. ft of our current space on September 1, but the landlord changed his mind and wants to keep storing his landscape sculpture here. So while we enjoy the concrete animalitas, we have to move for more space. IF you know of any space–600 to 700 sq ft–in the middle of the Mission (we are now on 20th between Shotwell and Van Ness) please contact us asap @ missionlocal@gmail.com. We’re ready to move this weekend! Thank you, Lydia Chávez, Managing Editor.

Dear readers, we apologize for our network outage last night. We had some maintenance done on our server, but everything is up and running again. So Safari users, here’s your link to the palatera feature about Estela, a 47-year-old mother of five who’s breaking the traditionally male role of Popsicle pushcart vendor.

Some Mission and Noe Valley residents are up to here with Google and other Silicon Valley shuttle buses. According to the story in SF Weekly, “Mission hipsters blame Google and its buses for gentrifying the neighborhood that prides itself on being artsy and eclectic.” Wait, hipsters are blaming unmarked, no-cost Google buses for gentrification in the Mission? Hi pot, I’m kettle!

Definitely not accused of gentrifying the neighborhood, chronic drunks are the cause for a soon-to-be-rolled-out city plan to limit overcrowded emergency rooms, monopolized ambulances and costly services.

Mission Loc@l will be at the opening of “Home Is Something I Carry With Me” on Friday night. The alt-art show takes over two neighborhood houses with Homie shadow-box dioramas, short films, water-damaged slide projections of a Mexican honeymoon (oooh … we’re hooked already!) and more.

$30 for a Time cover shot?! Photographer friends, hide your eyes. Increasingly more mags, including 7×7 locally, are shaving costs by counting on citizen photojournalism.

And finally, have you seen this missing dog? Or this one? Lucy went missing in Dolores Park, while Chirpa disappeared somewhere around 18th and Capp. Rumor has it something suspicious is going on …

Kate

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