Cops barricaded the enormous Wheeler Hall after students occupied the humanities building all day protesting fee hikes and lay-offs a UC Berkeley yesterday.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty wants YOU to report crime on Muni. The mayoral candidate is holding a meeting at 11 am on Monday at City Hall (Room 263) where he wants people to come and report if they’ve seen or been victims of crime on Muni, or whether they feel there are enough cops on Muni. Muni is supposed to lay out his plans to improve safety, which could include regular stings. The  most talked about lines are the 14-Mission, 9-San Bruno, and the 38-Geary. The first two run through the Mission.

While Dufty runs to take Newsom’s place as mayor, Newsom drops out of the gubernatorial race and hides from the press. But now, listed on the mayor’s list of public things to do yesterday was attend the launch of Art in Storefronts on 24th street. Anybody see him?

This article talks about how a man continued to rape and kill women, primarily transgender, throughout San Francisco because police failed to process his DNA samples from an earlier murder.

Which reminds me—I am very sorry that I did not mention yesterday that the Mission District’s Congregation Sha’ar Zahav held a service last night for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

If you want to travel without going too far this weekend, don’t miss this. I remember watching a video by the Mission-based experimental filmmaker George Kuchar in an old studio above Theater Artaud a few years ago. I can’t remember much about it except he made a mockery of the holiday season with his endearingly crude behavior and bad manners. I’m excited to check out an exhibit of his and Miguel Calderon’s work that begins today at 2 pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

In today’s Mission Eyes, Brooke Minters takes us to the theater to experience Precious through the eyes of the public.

(While journalism students study T.V. in the aftermath of Oprah’s decision to go to cable, this article tells of the decline of broadcast television. By the way, some Mission Loc@l folks are suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms at the prospect of Oprah leaving us.)

Nancy Lopez and Rosa Ramirez’ video Artists’ Reflections of Tehran caught the beautiful art of One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran, currently shown at Intersection for the Arts. Today from 2-4:30 at the gallery, poetry readings by the Association of Iranian American Writers and music by Hossein Massoudi and Ramin Zoufonoun will bring artistic mediums together.

In other artistic representations of the Middle East, the ReOrient Festival explores that region with plays running through December 13 at the Thick House.

Pelin Celebi-Ariner is having a garage sale today at 3269 22nd Street, #1, from 10am to 2pm. Her husband Murat was deported last week and now she’s selling off many of the belongings that made up their home, and offering complimentary muffins and chai. Lydia Chavez of Mission Loc@l takes us there.

This article talks about how Mission resident and landscape architect Jane Martin planted a garden in front of her home and learned to navigate the city’s permitting hurdles.

Veronico Moscoso of Mission Loc@l writes about Show Your Zip, a program in which Bay Area residents can get discounts at San Francisco businesses by showing where they live.

This article tells the story how a hospital in Atlanta stopped treating undocumented immigrants when it closed its outpatient dialysis clinic.

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