Andrea hails from Mexico City and lives in the Mission where she works as a community interpreter. She has been involved with Mission Local since 2009 working as a translator and reporter.More by Andrea Valencia
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.More by Rigoberto Hernandez
Courtney Quirin is a trained wildlife ecologist turned environmental journalist with a knack for photography and visual storytelling. Though her interests span many topics and disciplines, she's particularly keen on capturing multimedia stories pertaining to the global wildlife trade, human-wildlife relationships, food security, international development and the effects of global markets on local environments and cultural fabric. Courtney completed a MSc in Wildlife Management at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where she not only learned how to catch and tag fur seals (among many things) but also traveled to the highlands of Ethiopia to identify the nature and extent of farmer-primate conflict and its linkages to changes in political regime, land tenure, food security, and perceptions of risk. From New Zealand Courtney landed at The Ohio State University to investigate urban coyotes for her PhD, but just shy of 2 years deep into the degree, she realized that her true passions lie within investigative journalism. Since moving into the world of journalism, Courtney has been a contributor to Bay Nature Magazine, a ghostwriter for WildAid, and the science writer for Academia.edu. While at Berkeley's J-School Courtney will focus on international environmental reporting through the lens of documentary filmmaking and TV.More by Courtney Quirin
Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.More by Daniel Hirsch
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All this while blocking the bike lane… oh the irony.
If anything, these guys are building a strong coalition that opposes everything they stand for.
Way to go morons!
Great! Safe to say say it’s just the beginning since SF residents continue to live in fear of an eviction. It will behoove Mayor Lee and City politicians to act swiftly. First: Out with the Ellis Act in SF. Second: Build affordable housing ASAP.
Exactly. Go block the Mayor’s office, you idiots.
Except of course, that there is nothing Lee can do about Ellis evictions because that is a State matter.
Am I missing something? They get $5k+ and a years notice to move out of a property that they don’t own. How is that not reasonable?
Pretty ironic of the protesters all texting on their phones in front of the Google bus.
Not really. It would be ironic if the buses brought them the phones.