Mission Loc@l’s finest photos go on display tonight at the grand opening of Baobab Village, located on 19th Street between Mission and Capp.
The show costs $20 for adults ($5 for kids, $10 for “families of 4”), starts at 6 p.m. and benefits the youth scholarship program at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. There will also be live music, youth performances, tapas and beverages.
Immigrant’s rights groups will also be celebrating today, having won a major battle involving undocumented resident’s ability to drive without having their car impounded. SF Weekly reported yesterday that police are dumping their policy requiring the towing of cars driven by unlicensed motorists.
As Mission Loc@l Managing Editor Lydia Chavez reported for the Oakland Tribune, undocumented immigrants have long been getting their cars impounded by police, even after routine traffic stops.
It’s been grim at city hall in the last few days for pregnant women, children, AIDS patients and people requiring emergency medical care. As Heather Duthie reports, the state’s budget will cut $26.5 million from San Francisco’s health and human services, with emergency room physicians being the hardest hit.
Alissa Figueroa writes that the state’s welfare to work program has also been hit by funding cuts while caseloads have slowly increased in the past year and a half, causing a crisis for people dependent on public assistance.
If all that’s got you down, go to Baobab Village tonight for its grand opening. Then go to Coda, a jazz club at 1710 Mission St., for their weekly series paying homage to the masters of the Hammond B3 organ. Doors open at 9 p.m. and it’s $7 to get in.