Photography

Photography

New Sirron Norris Murals Adorn Mission District Garage Doors

Three garage doors at 20th and Dolores streets now sport the colorful artistic stylings of Sirron Norris, a muralist who has been active in the Mission for years and who also works on the animated TV series Bob’s Burgers. The work was commissioned by the property owners, and comes with a message of multicultural coexistence, featuring a group of characters...

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...

Still A Workingman’s Headquarters

Workingman’s Headquarters, presumed closed forever, opened its doors briefly on New Year’s eve. Although the brothers who own the handyman shop repeatedly refused to be written about (Mission Local asked on several occasions), a passerby noticed that the doors were open and took a few photographs. Yelp reviews show a full five stars with decent reviews.  One yelper even commented on...

Anti-Trump Protesters March on Market, Through Mission

Thousands of protesters marched from downtown San Francisco to the Castro and Mission districts Wednesday evening protesting the election of Donald Trump to the presidency in a symbolic act of solidary with the neighborhoods that represent those most maligned by Trump’s rhetoric. Many of the at least 2,000 protesters decried Trump’s multiple campaign promises, like his proposal for a border wall and his call...

Former Mission Resident Returns With Trove of Photos

As a teenager back in the 70s Hector Baca dreamt of becoming a photographer and spent his time capturing daily life in the Mission District on film. Earlier this month, more than 40 years later, he brought his photographs back to his old neighborhood and on a sunny Sunday morning turned Balmy Alley into memory lane. The exhibition was low...