Nina Goodby

At Mission Loc@l, Nina's devotion to documentary and folklore comes in handy as she explores the neighborhood's patchwork of religion and spirituality.

Stories by Nina

Single Mother With Child

Part 2 of Mission Local's Life in an SRO Series. En Español

San Francisco’s Single Room Occupancy Hotels

This slideshow contains charts from Aimée Fribourg’s study, “San Francisco’s Single Room Occupancy Hotels: A Strategic Assessment of Residents and Their Human Service Needs.” Conducted...

The Race to Sainthood

Will it take miracles to lead Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha to be named the first Native American saint before controversial Father Junipero Serra? En Español

Zendo Without Walls

A Buddhist monk struggles to find financial support for her work in single room occupancy hotels and shelters. En Español

Amuse Bouche Vendor En Route To Paris

Murat Celebi-Ariner will be deported today on a one-way ticket purchased by his wife.

Privilege Became Punishment for Popular Street Cart Vendor

The Amuse Bouche vendor blended in easily among the Mission's world of hip street food carts. But Celebi-Ariner's impending deportation is a story many Mission...

Peanut Butter Plan

A local project to hand out sandwiches on the street has spread around the world.

Vendor Is Ordered Out

His wife continues the battle, but the Amuse Bouche pastry chef will be deported back to France.

Dance Fans Pack J-Church

The Trolley Dances spanned two parks, two days and one swimming pool.