Dolores Park


Photo illustration: The Mission during the 1906 quake vs. today

The 1906 earthquake leveled most of San Francisco and its old glamour. But the city persisted, rebuilt and now looks to the future. We thought it would be neat to look at some nearby places and see what they looked like during or after the great earthquake and compare it to how the city looks now. All of the archive...
Julia Napolitano. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong

Mission Style — something to say with fashion

Fashion is one of the ways people communicate – without words – to the rest of the world. How people convey their mood, their values, their style, who they are. Although many believe that San Francisco has no style, we beg to differ.  Mission Style is back, chronicling the interesting, fashionable looks we witness on a single day in the Mission...

Skateboarder injured during SF Dolores Park clash sues city

A skateboarder who clashed with police at Dolores Park last July has sued the city for alleged “malicious and reckless actions” by a yet-to-be-named SFPD sergeant who caused him to fall off his skateboard and flip over the hood of a police car. Anthony Economus, who was 19 at the time of the incident in which dozens of skaters were careening...

Neighborhood Notes: Dolores Park updates and more

As sun shines on Dolores, safety and trash still a concern We’ve come a long way since the Aug. 3 daylight shooting in Dolores Park, most participants agreed at a small Thursday night meeting hosted by the Dolores Park Ambassadors and aimed at the park’s cleanliness and safety. “It felt pretty grim at the end of August,” said District 8...

Neighborhood Notes: Doc screening, Eco-success, Valencia openings

Prefer your notes in audio? Here you go: Dolores documentary The documentary Dolores, about the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta, will show Sunday at the Brava Theater at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. There will be a panel after each showing. Proceeds will benefit Mexico, Puerto Rico, Farm Workers, Fire Victims in Napa,...

Smile! You’re on a Dolores Park camera

You are now under surveillance while recreating. But why should Dolores Park be different than anywhere else in San Francisco? Stanley Roberts, the camera-wielding extrovert behind KRON’s “People Behaving Badly” segment, has referred to Bay To Breakers as “My Christmas.” But Dolores Park is proof that Christmas need not come but once a year. In a typical episode — for...

Homeless men and trash spark separate turf tussles in Dolores Park

While the SFPD tries to solve the gang problem that they believe has led to recent shootings in Dolores Park, two other turf tussles have park-goers worked up: the relocation of both trash cans and the homeless. On Sunday, Love Dolores, a campaign sponsored by the Recreation and Park department and two separate volunteer groups, joined to host “A Day...

Neighborhood Notes: ‘Hi’ to Scott Wiener and Shotwell improvements

Shotwell Improvements  The 21st and Shotwell intersection will be getting new streetlights and crosswalks in the next few months, according to Sandra Zuniga of the city’s “Fix-It” team. PG&E will be installing four new streetlights at the corner of 20th and Shotwell, and the SFMTA is recommending the installation of more prominent crosswalks. Zuniga said she also requested more street...

SF’s Dolores Park Cafe celebrates 20 years in a changing Mission

The sights, smells, sounds and tastes at Dolores Park Cafe are familiar to locals. That is because it was one of the first neighborhood cafes to open its doors near Dolores Park 20 years ago. And the same people who waited in line on day one are still coming back. “The neighborhood has changed a lot,” said Rachel Herbert, owner...

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,...

Protesters fill the Mission District in a day of peaceful rallies and marches

We will be updating throughout the day. If you’ve read the top, jump to the new material below.  By 2 p.m. today, a variety of counter-protests against a right-wing rally called Patriot Prayer arrived in the Mission District. One, a dance party at Dolores Park, drew upwards of 300 people. More than 500 people marched from Alamo Square, where Patriot...

SFPD will remain in Dolores Park indefinitely

City leaders told an audience of more than 100 community members Monday night that they would maintain a daily police presence in Dolores Park and devise more proactive measures to address the conditions that lead to an Aug. 3 shooting that injured three people. One of those measures may include updating the footbridge connecting Dolores Park to Church Street, where...

Watching the eclipse from the Mission

Despite some clouds and fog in the way, eclipse watchers were out and about in the Mission today to catch a glimpse of the celestial phenomenon. We headed to Dolores Park in the hopes of a clear view, and on the way, Brian Derosa offered us a peek through his eclipse glasses. “You can read about astronomical movements in a...

Dolores Park shooting injures three, one critically

Update 8/4/17: According to San Francisco General Hospital spokesperson Brent Andrew, one of the victims was discharged home, one is a juvenile, and one is still in critical condition.  Police report three people were injured, one critically, in a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon at Dolores Park.  The victims have been identified as a 16-year-old male, a 69-year-old male, and a...

Decision to increase Dolores Park littering fee postponed

The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee met Wednesday morning to discuss proposed legislation to raise the fee for littering at Dolores Park to $1000, but discovered that no one has been cited for littering in the park at the current fee of $200 in the past year. “They are not enforcing their own rules,” said Alex Albridge, a member...