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Mission Street business robbed at gunpoint

Police report a man estimated to be in his 30s robbed a business at gunpoint at 26th and Mission streets at around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. Two men, aged 38 and 39, were closing their establishment when the male suspect entered, brandishing a gun. He demanded money, and one of the victims gave him some. The suspect then ran away...

‘Chop shop’ legislation heads to Board of Supervisors for vote

A law that would make bike “chop shops” illegal will move to the Board of Supervisors for a vote after winning over two former opponents who now support the ban following the elimination of the police’s role in enforcement. District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin and representatives of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who previously opposed the proposal, voiced their support...

Nonprofit launches program to help artists find affordable housing

Disclosure: Mission Local rents its office space from MEDA. While affordable studio space has long been a concern in the local arts scene, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Mission Economic Development Agency have now launched a program focusing on another factor in stabilizing the artistic community: Housing. The program, apparently the first of its kind in the city,...

Robbery, then shots fired on Shotwell Street

Police report that two men believed to be in their 20s robbed a 33-year-old man at gunpoint on 22nd and Shotwell streets on Saturday at 12:07 a.m. Just one minute later, officers also responded to a call about shots being fired in the same area. That incident may have been related to the robbery, police say. The two suspects approached...

Developments in Development: Earth-shaking

Developments in Development is a “weekly” column recapping real estate, housing, planning, zoning and construction news. With Mexico City still reeling — though working valiantly to recover — from the Sept. 19 earthquake, there’s been no shortage of local what-iffery. And I’m going to join in, because now is as good a time as any to grapple with the unpleasant...

City to assist with and pay for DACA renewals this weekend

When federal officials announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, they did leave room for some limited renewals for eligible recipients. This Saturday, the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs will host a renewal workshop at Mission High School, and is even offering to pay applicants’ $495 renewal fees....

Cannabus brings weed on wheels to Valencia Street

Think food truck, but for cannabis. That’s the concept behind the CannaBus you may have seen parked on Valencia and 19th streets Tuesday. Cannabus launched just a week ago, and has been parking in various parts of the Bay Area — Telegraph and Durant in Berkeley, 16th and Guerrero and in the Haight in San Francisco — every day, offering...

Mission Style: Friday casual meets the unexpected

It was a chill Friday in The Mission when we gathered interviews for this edition of Mission Style. The fashionistas who caught our eye this week wore casual looks, but added just the right amount of personal style and unexpected touches to stand apart from the sea of Missionites. Name: Eva Templin Vibe: Eva’s red printed dress was an easy,...

Rash of crimes, including homicide, strike SF Mission over the weekend

Homicide A 52-year-old man died from multiple stab wounds at around 1:53 a.m. on Saturday morning at Hampshire and Alameda streets, police report. The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the man as Demetrius Moore, aged 52. People living in tents on Alameda Street remembered him by the name of “Meech” and said that he had been homeless.   He was transported...

Developer’s “I am not a Monster” ad blitz makes few friends 

Maximus Real Estate has poured $363K and counting into a “grassroots” effort to push the so-called “Monster in the Mission” proposal. San Francisco is a city in which a man in a three-piece suit can often induce more of a double-take than a bearded dude wearing a sarong and beating a conga drum — but, by any standard, the ads...

No-brainer SF housing project delayed; welcome to SF housing

A laundromat and parking lot one block away from a major transit hub probably seems, to many, like an absolute no-brainer location for building a big chunk of housing. Nothing is ever so simple. “I know that the folks in the Mission want to say, ‘we’re special, you gotta reject this project because we’re special.’ But the truth is, this...