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People We Meet

 

People We Meet
People We Meet: Rico from Florida

People We Meet: Rico from Florida

ob Marley's music vibrates from inside Revolution Cafe and onto the porch, where Ricardo Herrera sits jamming to the music. He dances in his seat, a large smile across his face. He goes by Rico. Rico from Florida. He's been here since '92. He holds...

People We Meet: Crystals called her

People We Meet: Crystals called her

The sun beats down on a table of crystals sparkling in the sun on the corner of 21st and Valencia streets. Sitting next to them is Maria Young, wearing bright gold bangles and drinking a smoothie. A San Francisco native, she loves African drumming, something she's...

People We Meet: Job hunting

People We Meet: Job hunting

Catina Heslip is at a crossroads in her life. The 47-year-old mother of three is looking for a new job. In September, Heslip was let go from her job at the city’s Department of Public Works after working there for three years in an assistant position. “I don’t know...

People We Meet: Keeping family together

People We Meet: Keeping family together

"Right now, because of the change in weather, it's important to have a little shot of whiskey or brandy to stave off any illness," Leonel Ramirez said in Spanish as he discussed ways to fight a cold. Ramirez, 71, works full time as a security guard at Twitter's...

People We Meet: Knowledge is forever

People We Meet: Knowledge is forever

Rafael Calderon moved to the Mission District at the age of 13 from Southern California. It was 1975 and most of his friends were from different countries and different backgrounds. It was very cultural, Calderon said, and neighborhood kids would link up and play...

People We Meet: A lawyer once more

People We Meet: A lawyer once more

The legal system between India and the United States is vastly different. So much so, that even if you practiced law in one country you wouldn’t be able to drop in and begin taking clients within a few weeks. That was a lesson Pooja Malik, 37, learned when she moved...

People We Meet: A journo no more

People We Meet: A journo no more

Before taking a new job at Essence Global, an advertising firm,  26-year-old Jon Caña was a television news reporter and producer at The Filipino Channel in Daly City. He worked there for about two and a half years, spending long hours and devoting himself to the...

People We Meet: I do this for a living

People We Meet: I do this for a living

On a recent Friday evening, the corner of 22nd and Mission streets. was booming with activity – loads of merchandise had been set out for sale. The driver of a Hummer H3 pulled over, inspected a pair of jeans and asked Andrea Nuñes the price. Nuñes, 50, has been...

People We Meet: Renting your childhood home

People We Meet: Renting your childhood home

In life we get few chances to start over, but Danny O’Shea is optimistic about his future following a turn of events that made him rethink the past ten years. “I closed this dark chapter and I’m starting new again,” he said. O’Shea was in a long term relationship with...

People We Meet: This is the place

People We Meet: This is the place

As he toyed with the smartphone in his hands, Jeraldo Lovato Hernandez was focused solely on the device’s performance and function. He had come to the Mission from his Section-8 housing complex off Sixth Street and Howard to get his phone repaired because near his...

People We Meet: A new chapter in life

People We Meet: A new chapter in life

Francisca Arrellano was walking southbound on Valencia Street, heading home after a long day at school. “I know why I waited so long, it’s a lot of work,” Arrellano said. Arrellano, 49, went straight to work after finishing high school, becoming a medical assistant at...

People We Meet: Keeping dance alive

People We Meet: Keeping dance alive

She was just a child when Angela Rose Dorantes took classes in classic dance styles at Betty May Dance Studios near 22nd and Guerrero. The dance school dated back to the 1930s and emphasized jazz, ballet and tap. That studio closed down in the 1980s, and in 1995,...

What To Do

Mon 27
Mon 27

Roxie Theater: Ayurveda Unveiled

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 27

Rite Spot Cafe: Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+

January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm