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Dolores documentary

The documentary Dolores, about the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta, will show Sunday at the Brava Theater at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. There will be a panel after each showing. Proceeds will benefit Mexico, Puerto Rico, Farm Workers, Fire Victims in Napa, Santa Rosa and the Mission, according to the organizers. –LC


Rec and Park and Recology say that the Eco Pop-up at Dolores Park has “diverted over 42,840 gallons of recyclables and composts from landfill”  in the six months from May through October.  That equals  “48.8% of the total waste collected from the entire park for the same time period.”

Think about it. “On a busy weekend, park-goers at Dolores Park generate up to 7,000 gallons of trash.” –LC

New arrivals on Valencia

We write a lot about businesses closing in the face of enormous rent increases on Valencia Street. Here’s what’s moving into those spaces:

DCopper on Valencia



At the former Aldea Niños space at 1017 Valencia, a new shop called DCopper Plus Has moved in, selling art and home decor, including lots of copper work. –LW

Cafe and maybe more

At 1020 Valencia, across the street, a bakery very long in the making appears to be finally coming to fruition — a sign announces the arrival of Flor de Cafe, which a little internet browsing reveals may be a project of not trivial proportions. This Tablehopper blurb from 2015 indicates plans at the time included a basement with live music and Chilean empanadas. Could that be what’s on the horizon here? The current sign primarily touts the forthcoming steak sandwiches — Flor de Cafe claims to be the “King of Lomito.” –LW

Balancoire status??

Totally blank sign that used to proudly carry Balancoire’s name. What happened?


It’s been maybe about a month since Balancoire’s facade was completely painted over, and I haven’t seen it open since. Does anyone know what happened?? –LW


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  1. And what’s up with the stripped down building next door? How can these incompetent & abandoned remodels on Mission Street be legal? The former Starlight Stove/Four Brothers Furniture Store is another example.

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