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Restaurant Patron Stabbed, Three Robbed in SF Mission

Police report a 36-year-old man was eating at a restaurant on Valencia Street near Duncan Street at 3:19 p.m. on Sunday when a 42-year-old man entered and began stabbing him with a knife. A tipster told SFist that the incident occurred in a Burger King and that other patrons feared for the victim’s life. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested, while...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Eat, Drink, and Shop for Mission Bernal Fire Relief

Four months after the fire that wiped out several businesses along the Mission Street corridor near 29th Street, the businesses are still trying to get back on their feet – and invite neighbors to come indulge to support them. Secession Art & Design, Coronitas Bar and Grill, and Old Devil Moon are each hosting fundraisers for the Mission Bernal Merchant Fire...
"We are Real people!" reads a sign posted by a homeless camper on his tent. City officials planned to kick out campers on Division and Bryant streets the next day. Photo by Joe Sciarrillo.

Photo Essay: Displacement in the Mission

San Francisco: A Changing City As a fourth-generation Bay Area resident, I grew up hearing stories about the changes in San Francisco from family who grew up in the Mission, the Marina, and the Richmond. Seeing drastic changes in San Francisco over the past decade, I’ve set out during my lunch breaks where I live and work in the Mission...
Photo by George Lipp

Two Cars Flip Over in Mission Within Half-Hour

UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when...
MEDA's Gabriel Medina addresses the transit board. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Red Carpet Stays, Few Restrictions Lifted on Mission

Small tweaks will be made to the transit project implemented along Mission Street in the spring of 2016, but opponents said they will continue to fight for more changes. Opponents said the transit-only lanes, forced right turns, left turn restrictions, and bus stop consolidations along Mission Street from 14th to Randall streets have failed to serve the most vulnerable and...
Installing the transit-only lanes. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

SFMTA Plans to Tweak Mission Street Transit Changes

San Francisco’s transit agency is proposing to roll back some of the traffic changes made along Mission Street when the city installed red bus-only lanes from 14th Street to Cortland Avenue.   The Municipal Transit Agency announced on Monday that its board would consider removal of two forced right turns at 22nd and 26th streets in order to give drivers four blocks of through traffic to...
Photo by Manuel A. Yánez

Photo Essay: King of the Streets

I took these pictures last Sunday when tens and tens of Lowriders paraded down Mission on their way to 2016 “King of the Streets” Lowrider Cruise & Hopping Contest  at Fort Mason. It was impressive and fun to see so many Lowriders make their way down Mission St on their way to Fort Mason for a car show and hopping competition.
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Mission District Goodwill Store to Close in September

Update: Mission Local originally reported that the the Mission’s Goodwill store at 2279 Mission St. will close on August 21, but that date has been moved back to September 20. Following the closure of Goodwill’s mid-market store on Thursday, the discount retailer’s smaller, location at 2279 Mission near 19th street is also set to close this summer after the building...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Homelessness: A Part of SF’s Streetscape

We do it all the time . We walk by the homeless people on the street, sleeping or asking for money. The homeless people that I’ve met in encampments would talk pretty easily to strangers, but those in the commercial areas often seemed to be angry – and rightfully so.  They did not want to talk with me, and made it very clear that...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Five Alarm Fire Displaces Dozens at 29th and Mission

If you would like to help victims of the fire, please visit our list of suggestions here. A five-alarm fire erupted at 3112 Mission St. shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, sending up a plume of smoke that could be seen around the city and affecting some six buildings around 29th and Mission streets. Firefighters said they had searched a...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Community Meeting Set to Discuss Mission St. “Red Carpet”

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority has scheduled a community meeting for 6 p.m. on June 20 at the Mission Cultural Center to discuss the effects of the transit-only lanes and turn restrictions implemented along the Mission Street corridor from 14th Street to 30th Street, which have drawn major backlash from drivers and businesses who say access to the street has become much...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Mission St. Hair Salon Finds Home in Former Gallery

These days we hear a lot about Mission shops closing their doors, but it is less often we hear about classic Mission businesses being able to expand into new locations in the neighborhood. Chely’s hair salon is one of these businesses that’s been able to upgrade and move into a larger, updated location with more visibility. “[In the old location]...
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More Than Trims at New Mission St. Grooming Club

Sure, Mission Street has plenty of hair salons, but have you ever been to a “grooming club”? That’s the idea behind The Refinery, now open on Mission Street near 22nd: Not really a barbershop, not really just a place to get your hair cut, but a place to be thoroughly groomed. It’s not a barber shop because DiCaro is not...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

More Criticism of Mission Street’s “Red Carpet”

A business owner lambasted the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority’s Board of Directors on Tuesday, saying traffic changes along Mission Street have cost her business and threatening closures. Neighborhood residents at the meeting called the changes a form of violence.   The changes include transit-only lanes and many left turn turn restrictions, plus forced right turns at certain intersections. Eden...