SFPD stations offer few places to sit and not much information

What happens at a police station? Or, here’s a better question: what should happen there? If you walked into most of the 10 district stations in San Francisco, your answer would likely be as short...

Breaking Ground: Two formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives while rebuilding a Bayview public housing community

There were just a few weeks left, so Maurice Scott started sending letters out to every employer he could think of. He made hundreds of copies of his certifications, folded them one-by-one, stuffed them into...

Meet the lower 24th Street beat officers

Last month, Mission Local reported that some merchants on Mission and 24th streets had not noticed a difference in SFPD’s foot patrol presence and engagement since the department announced it would quadruple foot patrols in September....

Life as it is: beloved Mission District photographer dies at 71

In one of Ted Pushinsky’s photos, three boys stand at the 24th Street BART plaza. Two of them wear Stetson hats, one of them dances, and all three wear baggy slacks and shined-up shoes. Two...

Lawsuit to change London Breed’s ballot designation from “Acting Mayor” is inevitable

Removing Supervisor London Breed as acting mayor required Oceans 11–level plotting and political intrigue. But getting the acting mayor off the ballot is going to require something more: Lawyers and litigation. Despite Breed’s very public...