SNAP: ‘Narratives of Displacement’ mural and others vandalized on Clarion Alley

We received a tip this morning that murals along Clarion Alley were vandalized, and after checking them out in person we found that a total of four murals had yellow paint sprayed over parts of the murals. The ‘Narratives of Displacement’ piece was the main target and every face on it was sprayed with yellow paint.

SNAP: Hawker Fare pays its respects to Anthony Bourdain

Hawker Fare has a small sidewalk tribute to the writer, TV personality and lover of food, Anthony Bourdain, who died of an apparent suicide on June 8 in France where he was filming an episode of “Parts Unknown.”  Bourdain traveled to Laos with Commis and Hawker Fare impresario James Syhabout, and this year published Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a...

Oakland hosts a chill championship parade for Warriors’ third title (PHOTOS!)

For the third time in four seasons, Oakland had the honor of hosting a victory parade for the Golden State Warriors. Just like the first two, it was abnormally warm in downtown Oakland. This time, though, the celebrations were confined to a mere parade through downtown; no speechifying at the lake, as in the past. An estimated 1 million people...

Warriors sweep the Cavaliers and the Mission celebrates (PHOTOS!)

The Warriors made history when they racked up a 73-win season in 2016, only to lose the Cleveland Cavaliers in that year’s NBA Finals. Yet, here were are, four finals appearances in four years — all against the same team led by LeBron James. This latest championship victory was sweeter, as the team swept the Cavaliers in four games, a...
hydrant waterfall

Car takes out hydrant at 21st and Folsom, creates waterfall (pics)

An unknown female driver in the wee hours of Monday induced a Jed’s-a-millionaire moment when she took out the fire hydrant at 21st and Folsom. “It made such a loud noise that everyone in the neighborhood ran outside, expecting to find injured people,” wrote a tipster,  “but instead, we encountered the soothing sound and fresh breezes of a huge waterfall.” The...

DEVELOPING: Body of a woman found at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital

The body of a woman was discovered in a stairway inside the power plant of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The discovery occurred around 1 p.m., when a hospital employee found the woman’s body. Police and the Sheriff’s department are investigating. SFGate has more.
Joe Eskenazi on the job

Mission Local gets a new (and swell) managing editor

Exciting news at Mission Local! Joe Eskenazi, who has been writing a column and occasional news pieces here, will become Mission Local’s Managing Editor, starting June 4. I’ve followed Joe’s career closely since I launched Mission Local in 2008. Back then, he was working at SF Weekly and I checked the website multiple times a day to read his latest...