This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Mission’s biggest mural, the Maestrapeace that covers the Women’s Building at 3543 18th St. Now the seven artists who created the mural are releasing a book.Read More
Despite fears that rent hikes and the influx of the younger tech community would push out artists and diminish their core audience, galleries in the Mission and lower Potrero are popping up at a pace not seen for years.
Art spaces now number 37 compared to 27 in 2017 when Mission Local last did a count.Read More
SF officials willfully kept 45 beds to house mentally ill empty — but falsely told staff it was because they were ‘on probation’
Licensing body confirms SFGH housing facilities for the mentally ill — with 45 beds left empty and...Read More
A moment later, Gena stepped over and put shots down in front of them. They stared at her, surprised.
“I heard about the break-up,” she said, and walked away.
It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a bar in a long time.Read More
The ideas for the novel took time to nail down. As a bartender, he noticed patrons at El Rio having fewer conversations and spending more time on their phones. One day, while scribbling away with his then-infant daughter sleeping on his chest, the idea for the book finally came to him.Read More
Now home to the Mission’s newest Spanish immersion after-school program, a brightly lit space dedicated to teaching children a new language through simple activities. Calling itself “Aventuras,” its founder and full-time director Carolina Ramirez said it was the result of converging interests over a span of 19 years.Read More
For 20 years, Heartfelt at 434 Cortland Ave. in Bernal had been the go-to place to find a unique gift – everything from a popsicle holder to a flag or a ceramic wall cone – but on Saturday the business will close, citing a sharp decline in sales.Read More
‘Vertical treatment’ program, in which SFGH psych patients were restricted from lying down, is scrapped
Management’s goal in instituting vertical treatment, in Brizzolara’s view, was clear: “Get the ‘riff-raff’ out.” This, she felt, was done with a heavy hand. “The solution to that was, instead of advocating for a place these people could go, a detox center, a place to crash when you’ve done meth for five nights straight, they came up with a policy where people were not allowed to sleep. The vast majority of them were homeless. Homeless people are always sleep deprived.”Read More
“I get more calls from people asking about that building than anything else,” said Mark Kaplan, the realtor whose name and number are posted on a sign on the building.Read More
Fiasco: Behind the mayor and Department of Public Health’s alarming decision to repurpose permanent housing into temporary shelter
Doing away with housing to increase Navigation Center shelter capacity is a move bordering on self-parody.Read More
Big surprise. Michael Bennett can perform! He’s no Trump, but he will not bore you to tears. He speaks an English which is simple, fluent and mostly comprehensible. He also flashes a self-deprecating sense of humor which he knows how to use. And seems comfortable putting himself out as Leader of the Democratic Party, President etc. etc.Read More
Efram has been in the industry 17 years, and Troje is his first restaurant. But unfortunately, it’s not in a great location, as Nayarit learned. However, along with his wife, who hails from Cuba, and who served us, and their adorable daughter Maya, this is definitely a family affair.Read More