On Saturday night, Valencia and much of the Mission will be full of literature as venues open to words for LitCrawl. The Zimmerman brothers were here last year, and this gives you a sense of what you might experience.
Caroline Bins recently parachuted into the Mission from Amsterdam and has already climbed into a San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority vehicle with city workers to discuss the neighborhood. One of them, Amaya, was born and raised here. She explains she used to hang with the wrong crowd and also shares her favorite Mission salsa venues with her.More by Caroline Bins