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The last day of the year is going to be a nice one. It is currently 49° headed toward 70°. The first week of 2012 will also be nice and sunny.

Candlelight Vigil for Stolen Monkey?

By now you probably know that a squirrel monkey named Banana Sam was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo. It became a national story. Now, according to a columnist from Philadelphia, Mission District residents calling themselves “Friends of Banana Sam” will hold a candlelight vigil in his honor. A quick search of the blogs, Facebook and Twitter produced nothing. Can anyone confirm or deny the the story?

The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2011

We usually reserve this spot to highlight the most interesting Mission-related stories of the day. Today we present the 10 most popular stories of 2011. As we expected, crime stories topped the list. Mission Loc@l is also asking readers to give us some feedback on the kind of stories you want us to do for 2012. This is your website; let’s talk about what you think are the most important issues facing the Mission. Let us know in the comments. Also, remember that today is the last day of the year to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite hyper-local news team. See you in the new year.

10. Kidnapped Woman Fights Off Her Attackers

9. The Mission’s Most Common Crimes

8. When Gangs and Foodies Share Territory

7. Gangs and Cupcakes

6. Mission Loc@l Live at OP BART Protest

5. SFPD Releases Video of Sexual Assault Suspect

4. Ticketing Cars in the Owner’s Driveway

3. Have You Seen Shawn Dickerson?

2. Making Public Transit Sexy

1. The Mission’s 10 Most Dangerous Blocks

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Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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