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Community is grateful for art and culture

Precita Eyes’ Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival at Precita Park has always had a high community presence. “Everybody is very supportive of what we do,” said Yuka Ezoe, the Education Director of Precita Eyes Muralists, a community-based non-profit mural and arts education group. Many of the volunteers who help out grew up going to the festival and appreciate what Precita...

Victim of fatal 24th St. shooting remembered

Although Jesus Sandoval had spent the last six years of his life living with a friend’s family in Potrero Hill, the Mission – where the 35-year-old spent much of his youth – remained his stomping grounds. “He loved to go to the Mission and meet  friends. He’d come to the Mission to go out,” said Rebecca Muzquiz. For some six...

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...

Teen robbed near SF Mission’s Dolores Park

Following Tuesday night’s madness at Dolores Park, police report that a 17-year-old boy was robbed at 18th and Dolores streets by two other teens at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim was standing on the corner of the intersection when he was approached by two other teens, who demanded his property. As the victim refused, one of the suspects grabbed...

Police clash with skateboarders at Dolores Park

Police clashed with dozens of skateboarders at Dolores Park on Tuesday evening in a confrontation that ended with rubber bullets being fired and at least three people in the hospital, according to witnesses at the scene. One officer was injured by a skateboarder, an officer at the scene said. A public information officer confirmed on Twitter that one officer had...

Man attacked by dog during SF Mission robbery

A 43-year-old man was robbed and bitten by his attackers’ dog near Division and Bryant streets on Tuesday morning. The victim was reportedly walking down Division Street minutes after midnight when he was approached by a group of three men, estimated to be 25, 40 and 50 years old and their dog. The victim became involved in a verbal argument...

Listen Local: Art in the city with Dogpaw Carrillo

Listen Local is Mission Local’s biweekly radio program. We broadcast live online at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. Mission Local chats with neighborhood artist and music poster designer Dogpaw Carrillo about street art in his youth, the Summer of Love, and working with some well-known local artists. You’ve seen his work all around the neighborhood but if you’re...

SF Mission’s Zeitgeist looks to expand

A former sheet metal shop at 80 Duboce Ave. could soon serve as an extension of the popular Mission District bar Zeitgeist. As Capp Street Crap first reported, the owners of the bar at 199 Valencia St. are seeking to extend their liquor and food license into the adjacent building in a “premise to premise” transfer that would put them...

Mission weekend sees stabbing and three assaults, one in Dolores Park

Police report three people were assaulted over the weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. In what marks the third violent incident in Dolores Park in the last three weeks, a fight broke out at the park at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. Someone in the fight used an unknown sharp object to stab a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the...

Developments in Development: Streamlining and gossip

Developments in Development is a “weekly” column recapping real estate, housing, planning, zoning and construction news. Good news everyone! San Francisco is only the eighth least affordable city on the planet right now, according to a RentCafe study that compared incomes to rents in attractive cities around the world. The study found that the average San Francisco family spends about...

Two new Mission District housing projects pass planning hurdles

Two buildings proposed for the Mission came before the Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon for design reviews – the developer of 1924 Mission St, near 15th, left with instructions to make more changes while commissioners critiqued but approved 1298 Valencia St.  The seven-story, 11-unit building on Mission that would replace a former auto body shop, had already gone through one...

Assault lands man in hospital, woman robbed of her groceries in SF Mission

A 24-year-old man was transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition on Thursday following an assault inside of a business near 16th Street an South Van Ness Avenue.  Around 4 p.m., the victim reportedly asked his attacker, a man estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old, to leave the business after the suspect had been smoking inside....

Mural misstep heightens the risk of opening a new restaurant

Not even growing up in the neighborhood can prevent a new business from falling onto the third-rail of Mission District development.  That is what Jose Ruffrage and Fernando Quiñonez discovered earlier this summer and it is what has made the particularly nervous about next week’s opening of their new restaurant Alma at 2801 24th St. “Its upsetting. I’ve been here...

Man critically injured, another arrested in hotel stabbing

A 54-year-old man is in critical condition following a stabbing inside a residential hotel near 16th and Folsom streets on Wednesday. According to police reports, an argument between the victim and the 69-year-old suspect in the attack escalated, ending with the former being stabbed around 6 p.m. Police responding to the scene located the suspect and arrested him. A nearby...