Today’s Mission

The Sweep Report: 9th and Brannan cleared of homeless campers

A homeless encampment that had been growing in size for several months near 9th and Brannan streets was removed by San Francisco Police officers and Public Works cleaning crews on Thursday. Instead of the camp resolution process that involves weeks of preparation by outreach workers, Thursday’s sweep happened in one morning and was lead by police and public works. “This...

Sub-acute program at St. Luke’s to shut down, patients to be relocated (48Hills)

A sub-acute and nursing care facility at St. Luke’s Hospital is slated to shut down, according to a report from 48Hills. The closure could affect some 44 patients and result in layoffs for 72 employees, 48Hills reports: The skilled nursing and sub-acute units — which provide comprehensive inpatient care designed for adults with high needs, such as ventilator care — are scheduled to be...

SF Mission studio rescues Theatre Flamenco from Burger King basement

In Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco’s dance studio at 670 South Van Ness Ave, between 17th and 18th, costumes, props and posters advertising old shows decorate the walls. They are relics of the company’s past – racks of long, heavy dresses used in performances since Adela Clara, fresh from studying in New York, Madrid and Sevilla,  founded the company in...

$1 coffee and donuts all day at 19th and Alabama St.

DesignMap, a user experience design company on 19th and Alabama streets, is selling $1 coffee and donuts until 5 p.m. today. It’s their second annual fundraiser, according to DesignMap employee Sarah Lutz, who was working her shift at the stand set up in front of their offices. They donate the money they raise to local organizations. Last year, the several...

Paintball attack on Cesar Chavez St.

On Tuesday at 10:07 a.m. police reported that a group of three male juveniles attacked a 36 year-old woman parked on Cesar Chavez and Mission streets with paintball guns. The suspects were shooting at the front of the bus the victim was parked in until she stepped out. At that point the suspects fled and one of them turned around...

Restrictions on owner-move-in evictions tightened

A contentious portion of new legislation to combat fraudulent owner-move-in evictions has passed muster at the Board of Supervisors, giving nonprofits the right to sue landlords who illegally kick out tenants under the pretense of moving their own households in. San Francisco law allows landlords to evict tenants to move in themselves or have a relative live there, but sets...

Smash and grabs surge in SF’s Mission

On Wednesday morning six cars were found with their windows broken on 22nd Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A street over, at 22nd and Shotwell, two more cars were discovered with smashed windows.   For Gary Siegel, owner of the San Francisco Auto Repair Shop Center at 3260 19th St. where one of the vandalized cars is currently being...

Mission supervisor requests approval for hiring city workers

Mission Supervisor Hillary Ronen was not granted a fourth aide in her office to help tackle pressing issues in her district, but her plea for more resources in the coming budget cycle may not go entirely unanswered. The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that after her request for an additional aide was blocked by fellow supervisors, Ronen has returned...

Man hits woman with can, bus driver verbally attacked

Police report a 50-year-old woman was assaulted Monday afternoon on 16th Street between Bryant Street and Potrero Avenue. The suspect reportedly had been escorted out of a shop by the woman, who was working as security there. The suspect, a man estimated to be between 35 and 45 years old, returned around 1 p.m. and threw a can at the...

Advocates for cyclists, homeless, push back on bike chop shop proposal

Police will be able to seize any bikes or bicycle parts from individuals who have five or more bikes displayed on public property, according to legislation that will be considered Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Jeff Sheehy proposed the chop shop ban to target San Francisco’s ongoing bicycle theft problem. The bicycle theft problem is concentrated in the...

A visit to the Disney Museum with Sirron Norris

“I mean, look at this. This is my favorite one, right there.” There was tape on the museum floor that Sirron Norris pretty much just ignored, stepped over, and pointed at the details of the painting – Eyvind Earle’s “Where Eagles Fly”  (1993).  In it, a dense, dark forest covers a tumbling cliffside as white mist seeps in from the...