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People We Meet

 

People We Meet
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,...

People We Meet: Stop and look around

People We Meet: Stop and look around

While charging his phone at the nearby In Chan Kajaal Park on 17th Street between Shotwell and Folsom streets, Rafael Sanabria plucked at a virtual keyboard on his phone and listened to a live radio broadcast in Spanish. Sanabria thought he had been called in to work...

People We Meet:  Keeping in shape

People We Meet: Keeping in shape

Out on the southwestern corner of Franklin Square Park, Terrence Lee stretched and vaulted himself over two green bars like an acrobat. He explained the exercise while he moved.  Part work-out and part muscle therapy, Lee said it was to stretch muscles but also...

People We Meet: We came here to work

People We Meet: We came here to work

Juan Jimenez generally works five days a week as a butcher at Casa Guadalupe at 2999 24th St. But on his two days off, Jimenez hits the streets to look for more work. Waiting outside of the U-Haul at Alameda Street near Potrero Avenue, the 49-year-old Jimenez waited...

People We Meet: A second chance at life

People We Meet: A second chance at life

As he stands watch over the restrooms near the children’s playground at Dolores Park, Michael Watkins waits. Sometimes, people need his help but most times he just makes sure no one dangerous is inside. He’s there to ensure kids can safely use the restrooms. At this...

People We Meet: The rockstar’s advocate

People We Meet: The rockstar’s advocate

Far down on the southwest edge of James Rolph Jr. Playground at 26th and Potrero, Barry Simons was enjoying the cool grass as his dog, an Australian Shepherd named Izzy, played fetch. Izzy enthusiastically grabbed one of two green balls with her mouth and delivered it...

What To Do

Sun 05

18 Reasons: A Spanish Picnic: Empanada Gallega

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 06

18 Reasons: Pork, Peaches, and Pan Sauces

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 07

18 Reasons: Flavors of Japan: Ekibento

July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm