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The Mission Is Hiring

It’s always nice to find a job within walking distance, so if you live in the Mission or surrounding areas: welcome to our job section. We hope you find a job that takes you beyond what you were looking for, at a few blocks away from the comfort of your home. If you are an employer looking to hire, send us your...
The church at 856 Capp Street. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Residential Complex Coming to Capp Street Church

A historic church on Capp Street is slated for conversion into residential units, according to new documents submitted to the city. The plans, which have been in the works since 2015, would preserve the 1927 Mission/Deco style facade of the one-story church at 856 Capp St. between 23rd and 24th streets. A four-story, 40-foot complex would rise behind it and...
Ruby at 3602 20th Street. Photo by Lydia Chávez

After 20 Plus Years in SF, Ruby on 20th Will Close

For 20 plus years, Laura James has lived in the building upstairs and run Ruby, her boutique gallery downstairs. Now, she’s calling it quits. A rent hike was not the problem – although any increase was impossible to bear because revenues have dropped every year since 2010, said James. But instead of blaming Ruby’s demise on the rent, she attributed it...
A Zipcar drove through the window of a San Francisco Honda dealership at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on January 15, 2017. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Zipcar Crashes into Dealership on 16th and South Van Ness

A Zipcar crashed into a used car dealership in the Mission District on Sunday evening, breaking a window and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. It was unclear if there were any injuries. There were no witnesses on the scene at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, and the police did not immediately return requests for comment. A black...
The car crash at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Photo by George Lipp.

Two Thrown from Open Air GoCar in Crash on 24th Street

A passenger and driver were thrown from a yellow GoCar guided vehicle during a collision Sunday afternoon at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police, and were transported to the hospital. Three witnesses said they saw a grey Toyota sedan going eastbound on 24th Street when it collided with a three-wheeled yellow GoCar going southbound on...
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Today Is Campfire Gallery’s Last Day

Sadly, Craig Zaretsky and Rachel Ybarra, who opened Campfire Gallery at the corner of 24th and Bartlett Street in 2012, will close the shop after a final Sunday in the Mission. They will be missed. Zaretsky and Ybarra, who must leave the city for family reasons, created a lovely space of curated art and objects that always offered a calm space...
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Developments in Development: Decisions and Limbo

Developments in Development is a weekly column recapping real estate, business, planning, zoning and construction news. The nuns have won! It only took 20,000 signatures and three hours of testimony from 20 or so people, but the Sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame will open a soup kitchen on Mission Street near 16th Street. This has been a drama unfolding...
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VIDEO: Dance Brigade Celebrates 40 Years of Resistance (KQED and Mission Local)

Through four decades, Dance Mission Theater has steadfastly continued producing shows. On January 13th and 14th, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary with politically themed performances that include drumming, ballet, modern dance, song, and even sign language at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It’s called “Gracias a la Vida: Love in a Bitter Time” and it is a...
Zeitgeist's sunny patio. Photo courtesy of Zeitgeist.

Valencia Housing Development Stalled over Zeitgeist Shadow Dispute

The sponsors of a 28-unit housing development proposed for 198 Valencia – the current site of an auto service station discovered Thursday the peculiar traps of developing housing in San Francisco.   This one concerned the questions of shade, legacy businesses and in the end became a debate on whether the city’s charm – a charm derived in part from legacy businesses...
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Barzotto – Pasta, si! But Mamma Mia, that Porchetta!

Barzotto opened in August of 2016, taking over the St. Vincent space. This is owner Marko Sotto’s first restaurant, although he comes from the restaurant group that runs Beretta, and he wanted to bring to the Mission an affordable but quality, pasta-based restaurant. The chef, Michelle Minori, is formerly of Flour + Water, and so presumably knows her pasta (though...
Half the Mission block between 16th and 15th streets was taped off because of blood trails. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Knife Attack Reported on Mission and 16th Streets

A reader reported witnessing a man attacking someone with a machete on Friday afternoon on Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets. A police spokesperson confirmed officers had responded to an incident there involving someone with a knife shortly before 2 p.m., after which one person was sent to the hospital with injuries. It’s unclear, however, what kind of knife was used...