Tag Archives: 16th Street BART

Health Food Delivery Service Moves into Former Mission McDonald’s

A fryer that once churned out fast-food potato fries will now be producing sweet potato fries made with organic, sustainably sourced palm oil. After being shuttered for two years, the site of an erstwhile McDonald’s on Mission Street near 16th Street has become an all gluten-free catering service called Mealmade, with options for paleo, keto, vegan and other health-conscious eaters....

The Swan Who Feeds and Cares for SF’s Pigeons

John Ratliff reaches into the pocket of his jacket and says, “This is my latest project,” and he pulls out a young pigeon. It rests on his hand momentarily and extends its tattered wings outward. The skin is exposed, raw, and it begins to flap its mangled wings, but it’s no use. “It can’t fly,” says Ratliff.  “It’s a baby,...

Artists to Close Empathy Wall Tonight with Community Gathering

The array of sticky notes full of positive, inclusive, hopeful messages written by passerby at 16th and Mission streets will be taken down and preserved on Friday evening, artists who organized the public participatory art installation say. Though they originally planned to remove the notes the same day, the “Dumbledore’s Army Guerillas” have kept the wall open to messages all week. To protect...

Man Who Disarmed Drunk Relative Acquitted of Gun Charges

The San Francisco Public Defender’s office announced today that a man who had been charged with carrying a loaded firearm was acquitted of felony charges. The man, 25-year-old Alberto Chan, had actually been trying to disarm an inebriated relative who had pulled a rifle out of his backpack unexpectedly. Chan would have faced up to three years in prison if...

Pigeon Poop Begone, Says BART Board Candidate

Michael Petrelis, the political gadfly and a candidate running to represent part of San Francisco on BART’s Board of Directors, is tired of pigeon crap. Its cleanup has in fact become a rallying cry for Petrelis’s campaign for the BART Board of Directors, in which he is running to represent District 9, which includes the seven BART stations from Montgomery Street to Balboa Park....

Eyewitness Describes Brawl Before Fatal Mission Stabbing

Pablo O. a man who works on the plaza at 16th Street said he witnessed the Sunday morning attack that ended with 55-year-old Larry Teevy dead from multiple stabbing wounds. The account could not be corroborated, but police said Teevy was attacked and stabbed by at least three suspects and succumbed to his injuries. Teevy was well known within the community of men and women...

Community Suggests Downsizing 380-Unit SF Housing Project

A coalition of San Francisco organizations long-opposed to the construction of a 10-story, 380-unit building at the 16th and Mission BART plaza by Maximus Development met last week to present alternatives for the space including a popular option to downsize the proposed development to a four-story, 150-unit building. The coalition’s three proposals include a single-story commercial space with some green space...

Meet the Neighbors: Bank Teller Nydia (Sponsored)

A bank teller and mom shares memories of her first time in the Mission and how she’s seen it change, and talks about the people that she meets in the plaza and at the bank. Listen below, and leave a comment to be entered to win one of ten $20 BART tickets: About this project: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative...

Meet the Neighbors: Meghan and Yael (Sponsored)

  About this project: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative between the Bay Area Rapid Transit and Andrea Baker Consulting with the intention of initiating a conversation about the 16th Street BART plazas and the people (our neighbors) who use and traverse the plaza — sometimes on a daily basis. Oftentimes, we use a place and yet we do not...

Meet the Neighbors: Linda (Sponsored)

Linda loves to roller skate, and tells the long history of San Franciscan skating. Listen below, and leave a comment to be entered to win one of ten $20 BART tickets: About this project: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative between the Bay Area Rapid Transit and Andrea Baker Consulting with the intention of initiating a conversation about the 16th...

Meet the Neighbors: Moana (Sponsored)

Moana talks about the changes she’s seen in the neighborhood and the various local organizations and businesses where she hangs out and helps out. Listen below, and leave a comment to be entered to win one of ten $20 BART tickets: About this project: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative between the Bay Area Rapid Transit and Andrea Baker Consulting...

Meet the Neighbors: Nikolas Larson (Sponsored)

Ever wondered where the chalk-art stage at the 16th and Mission plaza poetry slams come from? Meet one of the artists behind the work. Listen below, and leave a comment to be entered to win one of ten $20 BART tickets: About this project: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative between the Bay Area Rapid Transit and Andrea Baker Consulting with...

Meet the Neighbors: Wendell Simlin (Sponsored)

  Del’s story involves international events that ultimately led to him spending most of his time at 16th and Mission. Listen below, and leave a comment to be entered to win one of ten $20 BART tickets: Meet The Neighbors is an initiative between the Bay Area Rapid Transit and Andrea Baker Consulting with the intention of initiating a conversation about...

A Young Sitar Player Mastering Her Craft

This is one of a series of profiles on the musicians who make up the Mission District. Read our stories on the Mission “Blues Man” and a sharply-dressed Mexican folksinger. After studying the sitar for about four years, 26-year-old Rhiannon Ledwell is still mastering the instrument. During the week, she studies North Indian classical music at a private school in San Rafael....

SF Doubles Number of Pee-Repelling Walls, But Do They Work?

San Francisco has doubled its number of pee-proof walls, but do they repel urine as advertised? Mission Local investigates. The urine-repellent coating at our two testing sites did not repel streams of piss. It may be that our jets of urine were not sharply angled enough. Or the walls could have lost their reflective effectiveness because of age, though they were coated in July...