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On Eve of Trump Inaugural City College Students Join Day of Action

City College students in the Mission District joined a nationwide day of action on Thursday making it clear that City College will welcome all students, regardless of their status. Protesters were there “to let the Trump administration know that we are  going to defend the right to public education for everyone who comes through our doors,” said Tim Killikelly,one of the organizers.  As...
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Crime Recap: Gunpoint Robbery in Store on Mission Street

A 25-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night while inside a business on Mission Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Two men, both estimated to be between 18 and 25 years old, entered the business near 6:40 p.m. and pointed pistols at the victim, demanding cash. The victim gave up his money, and both suspect fled on foot...
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Navigation Center for the Homeless Switches Focus from Housing to Triage

The city’s first Navigation Center for the homeless has changed its operating model to limit stays to one month and the centers no longer promise placement in permanent housing. Randy Quezada, communications manager at the San Francisco Department on Homelessness and Supportive Housing, confirmed that the center now operates as a 30-day triage center to funnel clients into city services,...
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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. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Friday 6-9:30 p.m. The MCCLA is kicking off its 40th anniversary year with a new gallery opening of...
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Crime Recap: Man Confronting Vandals Struck with Skateboard

A man who saw two youth vandalizing a building near 20th and Mission streets on Tuesday night was hit with a skateboard after he tried to stop them. The 36-year-old victim approached the two men, both aged 23, near 9:40 p.m. and confronted them about the vandalism. One of the suspects then hit him with a skateboard before both fled on...
The Dolores Street median. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Median Parking Signs Coming Soon to Dolores Street

Can you park next to the median on Dolores Street? The answer to this seemingly simple question is soon going to be: Sometimes. The specifics (there are many)  approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s Board of Directors can be found at the bottom of this post. The vote essentially gave the go-ahead to test parking along the...
One of the internal doors at Adobe Books smashed during a robbery on January 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Brett Lockspeiser.

Thieves at Adobe Books Take the Cash and Leave the Books

Adobe Books was burglarized for the second time this year on Monday night, thieves skipping over the books and instead taking a cash register, stealing a safe, and smashing two doors. “They managed to pry off the entire register box,” said Brett Lockspeiser, a worker-owner at the bookstore collective at 3130 24th St. “When we came inside, the keys were here but the...
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Crime Recap: Stabbing, Seven Assaults, and Several Robberies in Mission

The Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was violent in the Mission District, which saw several assaults and robberies take place from Friday to Monday. One passenger was attacked by a cab driver, while another man was stabbed in a group attack and robbed. Several people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police also reported two instances of shots being fired,...
Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1968; 17 × 14 inches.  Photo by Lydia Chávez

Art Notes: Go See This Diebenkorn

Brian Gross Fine Arts at 248 Utah St. has a small show, Bay Area Figurative Drawing: 1958 to 1968, that will be up until Feb 25.   It is well worth dropping in just to see the 1968 drawing by Richard Diebenkorn who you probably know most for his Ocean Park series. The drawing comes from his earlier figurative period and, despite depicting a...
Connie Rivera, owner of Mixcoatl. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Merchants on 24th Feel Displacement Pressures, Mull Protections

Merchants along the 24th Street corridor where a new proposal seeks to protect them feel the city’s affordability crisis just as strongly as tenants fearing displacement, but their views on how to remedy it are as varied as their wares. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s first proposed legislation offered a trio of land-use based protections for businesses on 24th Street...
Photo by Mabel Jiménez, December 2010

Goodbye to Porn at the Armory (SF Chronicle With Photos from Mission Local)

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that porn production will end at the Armory as Kink.com moves its movie business out to Nevada, Southern California and elsewhere.  In April the Armory won a 4-2 vote at the Entertainment Commission to become a music venue.  So, no more tours like the one Mabel Jimenez took for Mission Local in December 2010. We’re republishing some...