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A piece from "Exist and Resist" at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on January 20, 2017. Photo by Dora Luo.

Trump Resistance Gallery Opening at MCCLA Tonight

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is opening an “Exist and Resist” show tonight in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump. The gallery opening follows protests throughout the day and comes a day before the Women’s March planned for downtown. The gallery will showcase a number of political art pieces — one projects Trump on a stick held...
Trump inauguration day protests in downtown San Francisco on Friday, January 20, 2017. Photo by Dora Luo.

Anti-Trump Protests Hit Downtown San Francisco

While Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of people took to the streets of San Francisco in the first of several actions planned for inauguration weekend, chaining themselves to buildings, waving anti-Trump banners, and generally expressing their displeasure with the new president. “As a woman and a Latino, I deserve a president...
Garfield Pool.

Kids vs. Swimmers: Drama at Meeting for New Garfield Park Pool

Changes are coming to Garfield Park and Pool and at a public meeting on Thursday neighbors clashed over a proposed shortening of the existing 100-foot pool, with many arguing it would further crowd an already popular pool. Architects proposed a wall that would effectively shorten the pool to 75 feet and allow for a smaller, shallower recreation swim zone. The...
Gingko home furnishings clearance sale. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

SF’s Gingko Furniture Becomes Another Victim of Online Sales

The owner of Valencia Street furniture store Gingko is preparing to close the store because rent increases and online sales have made the brick and mortar Valencia store financially unfeasible, he said. Jerry Hsia, who has run Gingko with a business partner for 15 years, said their headquarters are in Mountain View and that store will remain open. Prompting the closure was...
Mural on 20th and Dolores Streets by Sirron Norris. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

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...
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Crime Recap: Gunpoint Robbery in Store on Mission Street

A 25-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night while inside a business on Mission Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Two men, both estimated to be between 18 and 25 years old, entered the business near 6:40 p.m. and pointed pistols at the victim, demanding cash. The victim gave up his money, and both suspect fled on foot...
Navigation Center.  Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Navigation Center for the Homeless Switches Focus from Housing to Triage

The city’s first Navigation Center for the homeless has changed its operating model to limit stays to one month and the centers no longer promise placement in permanent housing. Randy Quezada, communications manager at the San Francisco Department on Homelessness and Supportive Housing, confirmed that the center now operates as a 30-day triage center to funnel clients into city services,...
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Mission Gears Up for Trump Inauguration Protests

The president-elect is being sworn in on Friday, January 20, and across the Bay Area protests are planned for the inauguration weekend. Here are some of the events happening in the Mission District and San Francisco. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Friday 6-9:30 p.m. The MCCLA is kicking off its 40th anniversary year with a new gallery opening of...
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Crime Recap: Man Confronting Vandals Struck with Skateboard

A man who saw two youth vandalizing a building near 20th and Mission streets on Tuesday night was hit with a skateboard after he tried to stop them. The 36-year-old victim approached the two men, both aged 23, near 9:40 p.m. and confronted them about the vandalism. One of the suspects then hit him with a skateboard before both fled on...
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Crime Recap: Stabbing, Seven Assaults, and Several Robberies in Mission

The Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was violent in the Mission District, which saw several assaults and robberies take place from Friday to Monday. One passenger was attacked by a cab driver, while another man was stabbed in a group attack and robbed. Several people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police also reported two instances of shots being fired,...