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Crime Recap: Two Group Attacks, One a Stabbing, in Mission District

It was a violent weekend in the Mission District — two men were sent to the hospital after group attacks in the neighborhood, one with multiple stab wounds and the other with injuries from a baton. Also over the weekend, multiple women and a man were robbed, there was a small fire in a garage, and shots were fired into...
"Chale" Martinez and Antoinette Streczyn-Batista at La Cubana and Elote. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Locally Sourced Pop-Up Grows in Mission District Bars

Who says it doesn’t pay to drink? La Cubana and Elotes, a pop-up food event featuring both foods, is a culinary match made not in heaven but on the street – in a mixture of drink, bad luck and an an act of kindness. “Chale” Martinez was on her way home from a concert when she decided to stop in...
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Rain and Shine, SF Women March On

At Ferry Building March ending at Ferry Building in pouring rain. Lots of ponchos, umbrellas, and soaked signs. #WomensMarch #SF #SFWomensMarch pic.twitter.com/AkdX6L9AVm — Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) January 22, 2017 At Powell At 4:57 p.m@ Civic Center Thousands here at Civic Center for #SF #WomensMarch with pink hats, rainbow flags and umbrellas, and anti-Trump signs. pic.twitter.com/AzNCUxsrbb — Mission Local (@MLNow)...
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Neighbors Design Signs for a Weekend of Protests

At the StoreFrontLab on Shotwell Street Friday, the floor was strewn with protest posters and banners, and neighbors sat together at long tables creating still more of them. The community space has a history of planning events centered on social justice and activism. Jacob Palmer, a curator there, said the space had hosted several sign-making events in preparation for protests...
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Mission Gears Up for Trump Inauguration Protests

The president-elect is being sworn in on Friday, January 20, and across the Bay Area protests are planned for the inauguration weekend. Here are some of the events happening in the Mission District and San Francisco. Many Mission businesses are also donating portions of their proceeds on Friday or Saturday to Planned Parenthood, social justice groups like the ACLU, or immigrants rights...
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Trump Inaugural Protesters March Through the Mission

As several helicopters hovered overhead, some 200 protesters marched south on Mission Street and onto Civic Center. Some held signs, “Show Us Your Tax Returns” and “Abort Unwanted Presidencies.” Nearby on 19th Street, smoke clouded the entrance to a garage at 3500 19th St. on the corner of Valencia. The small fire appeared unrelated to the protest. Firefighters on the scene were looking at a...
A protester at SF General Hospital. Photo by Laura Wenus

Hospital Staff Protest Trump Promises of Affordable Care Act Repeal

Workers at San Francisco General Hospital protested the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act in front of their workplace Friday, saying rolling back the program would impact both patients and workers’ ability to care for them. On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised repeatedly to overturn the health care program enacted by his predecessor, and on Friday, he...
A piece from "Exist and Resist" at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on January 20, 2017. Photo by Dora Luo.

Trump Resistance Gallery Opening at MCCLA Tonight

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is opening an “Exist and Resist” show tonight in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump. The gallery opening follows protests throughout the day and comes a day before the Women’s March planned for downtown. The gallery will showcase a number of political art pieces — one projects Trump on a stick held...
Flood Barriers. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Burst of Rain Overwhelms Sewers at 17th and Folsom Streets

Once again the sewers at 17th and Folsom streets overflowed early Friday morning and there was some flooding at the shops and apartment houses in the area. In response the city set up flood barriers, a reaction that at least one nearby businesses felt was ineffective and overkill. “They have a certain idea when it’s gong to flood that doesn’t...
Trump inauguration day protests in downtown San Francisco on Friday, January 20, 2017. Photo by Dora Luo.

Anti-Trump Protests Hit Downtown San Francisco

While Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of people took to the streets of San Francisco in the first of several actions planned for inauguration weekend, chaining themselves to buildings, waving anti-Trump banners, and generally expressing their displeasure with the new president. “As a woman and a Latino, I deserve a president...
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Kids vs. Swimmers: Drama at Meeting for New Garfield Park Pool

Changes are coming to Garfield Park and Pool and at a public meeting on Thursday neighbors clashed over a proposed shortening of the existing 100-foot pool, with many arguing it would further crowd an already popular pool. Architects proposed a wall that would effectively shorten the pool to 75 feet and allow for a smaller, shallower recreation swim zone. The...