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Watch Artists Rehome a Metal Mural (Video)

When it became clear that the building that once housed the artist center CELLSpace would be demolished to make room for new development at 2000 Bryant Street, artists had to figure out what to do with the giant copper and steel mural that adorned the outside wall. With eight panels that are each about 10 feet tall, the mural was not so easy to...

VIDEO: Artists Contemplate Homelessness, Solutions

Poets got on their soapboxes, photographers and painters displayed their work, and screen-printers produced thought-provoking posters at Alley Cat Books on Friday, at the closing reception of an exhibition meant to rekindle some empathy with the homeless and ponder solutions. Among the suggestions floated by artists were ideas like adding a transfer tax on high-value property sales to help fund supportive services, investing...

Video: Carnaval 2016 Parade Hits Mission St.

With Dolores Huerta as its grand marshal and thousands of participants, the 2016 Carnaval parade made its way down a sunny Mission Street, in a showcase of cultural diversity. Here are a few snapshots of the parade and some thoughts from the crowd. San Francisco Carnaval 2016 from Mission Local on Vimeo.

Bugs, Insects, and More at the Randall Museum This Weekend

Kids and adults alike are invited to the Randall Museum’s temporary location at the Mission Arts Center on Treat Street to get up close and personal with the world of bugs. The free event features live music, crafts, food and more – including, of course, getting up close and personal with a variety of bugs. Those who attend will also learn about...

David Ireland House is Pay-What-You-Can on Sunday

The home of conceptual artist David Ireland at the corner of Capp and 20th streets has been booked solid since its opening night. But for one special day, on Sunday March 20th, the former home and now museum will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on a pay-what-you-wish basis. From cement sundaes to animal skulls to quirky altered...

Activists Release Full Lowrider Lawyers Film for Free

Activists organizing around the police shooting of Alex Nieto in March of 2014 have released their film on the topic, Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial, to the public for free today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the spirit of amor, we gift you FREE to the public ‘Lowrider Lawyers,’...

Mission Eyes: The Force Awakens at SF’s New Mission Theater

Tickets to see the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Alamo Drafthouse, newly opened on Mission Street, sold out very quickly. But that didn’t stop fans of all ages from streaming through the newly reopened doors, whether they were there to watch the film, just have a drink or simply admire the historic building. Mission Local caught up with a...

Random Mission Cyclist Brawl Inspires Song

A towed car sparked a brawl between two cyclists on 20th and Valencia streets last week. It all started with a bullhorn-wielding cyclist accusing a tow truck driver of “property theft” and being a Nazi sympathizer, and escalated when another man, who had previously been observing the commotion while standing shirtless on his balcony, decided to get involved. There is no evidence that the...

Mission Eyes: 10th Annual Sake Day

Mission Local visited the Armory on Saturday to take part in Sake Day, a sort of Oktoberfest for the Japanese rice wine. Sake aficionado and sommelier Beau Timken is the event’s mastermind, as well as the owner of Hayes Valley’s True Sake store. The event featured some 200 different kinds of sake and doubled as a benefit for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of...

Foreign Cinema Celebrates 16, Supports News

After 16 years of serving fine wines and elegant dinners in the Mission, Foreign Cinema celebrated another milestone last night and was generous enough to share a portion of the proceeds with Mission Local. Noting the Chablis inspired menu, we sent our most French reporter to the scene to quiz diners about the value of local news. Watch below: Foreign Cinema’s Sweet 16...

Video: 5 Reasons to Wine and Dine for Local News

We have a great way for you to support Mission Local that also involves an excellent dinner! Foreign Cinema has named us the beneficiary of this year’s charitable birthday bash, complete with grilled duck, Chablis, Fruits de Mer, and merriment. Not convinced you’ll be making a reservation? Well, we have five very good reasons for you to come out and...

Mission Man’s Quest to Trap His Backyard Pests

Summertime in San Francisco is the time for fog, visitors and barbeques. After an evening of grilling I noticed that the motion sensing light on the deck was flickering. The fixture was replaced. The next morning, I reviewed my security cameras to see if the new light’s settings were correct. To my amazement I saw rats. Several rats were working...

Makeover: Dema

Makeover: Dema from Mission Local on Vimeo. Dema Grim is the owner and designer of Dema, located at 1038 Valencia Street. Modeled by Natalie Reclosado. Music: HAIM- “Falling” (Instrumentals) First Outfit: Printed Penny Dress- $138 Level 99 Denim Jacket- $143 Stephanie Hoffman necklace- $48 Second Outfit: Solid Penny Dress- $148 Co-Lab Bag- $64 YuSquare Socks- $11 AJ Morgan Sunglasses- $20...