Tag Archives: 24th Street

The rise and fall of one of SF’s first Latino businesses

La Victoria Bakery has been selling Mexican pastries on 24th Street since 1951 – all but 15 of its 67 years from the corner of 24th and Alabama, where its bright green, yellow and red sign jutting out from the building’s corner has become a landmark of the commercial corridor. Now, more than a half-century later, the building has become...

24th Street’s Sunrise Restaurant facing $3,000 rent hike, unsure about future

Sunrise Restaurant on 24th Street is facing a $3,000 rent hike, leaving its owner unsure if she can stay in the space. It’s unclear if the hike will displace the restaurant immediately, but its owner, Alba Guerra, says paying such high rent will be a struggle. “We want to try to stay here,” she said. On April 1, 2018, the...

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. Shortly after the article was published, the Mission Station hosted a meetup on 24th Street aimed at introducing merchants and community members to the officers....

The SF Mission District’s invisible foot patrols

Last August, the San Francisco Police Department announced plans to nearly double the number of foot patrol officers walking commercial corridors citywide from roughly 70 to 130. Moreover, Police Chief Bill Scott said the number of foot patrols would quadruple in the Mission District. But nearly five months later, merchants along the Mission District corridors that the foot beat officers...

Neighbors bristle at plan to remove trees on SF Mission’s 24th Street

For Luis Gutiérrez, the owner of La Reyna Bakery on 24th Street near Folsom Street, the decades-old ficus tree in front of his shop shields the rows of baked goods in his window from the sun and his customers from the rain. But on Jan. 5, the city posted a notice announcing it would remove the ficus and at least...

Shooting on 24th, robbery on Treat in SF Mission

Shooting A 22-year-old man was shot at 24th and York Street at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, police said. The young man transported himself to the hospital for care. Police report that the gunshot wound is not life-threatening. There are no suspects at this time. Robbery Two men held up a 27-year-old man walking along Treat Street between 17th and 18th at...

SF Mission’s Pop’s Bar celebrates 80 years

Legend has it that Pop’s Bar has been peddling booze on 24th Street since the dark days of prohibition, so it should come as no surprise that the neighborhood institution is turning 80.   On Tuesday morning, a few patrons were scattered around the bar, and one of the bartenders was whipping up a special cure — a dash of...

Neighborhood Notes: Hot tub prank, fire aid, and too many birthdays

“Public hot tub” NOT coming to Valencia Street For anyone who wet themselves over a sign outside of Valencia Street’s Betabrand store that reads, “COMING SOON, Betabrand PUBLIC HOT TUB” — sad news: the only thing being installed in front of the store is a sidewalk. The sign, said a Betabrand employee, is a prank — “just one of the...

Latin Rock rocks at Mission District fiesta

Four stages with music and entertainment took over the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District on Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring rock as well as traditional Mexican music and dancing. Parked low riders gleamed in the afternoon sun, and booths filled wth T-shirts and jewelry lined 24th Street. No place was more active than the stage at at...

SF Mission businesses look forward to more police foot patrols

Mission District business owners along 24th Street said the police chief’s decision to quadruple the number of foot patrols in the next week will be a welcome change — especially after what many say has been a multi-year absence of foot patrols. Even near the 16th Street BART plaza, where merchants have had more recent interaction with police, business owners...

Former Modern Times will become a store showcasing Mexican folk art

The closure of activist bookstore Modern Times was difficult for its workers and customers — especially so soon after the election of Donald Trump. But there’s some good news: the empty space it left behind will be given new life on Saturday with the opening of Colibri at 2919 24th St. Colibri is the realization of a long-held dream of...

A new mural goes up on 24th and Folsom streets

Remember the story about the mural that was painted over on Folsom and 24th street? A mural created in 2015 by Mission District youth under the guidance of Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, on a wall at 24th and Folsom streets, became the center of a neighborhood spat on Friday afternoon when artists from the East Bay attempted to replace it without seeking permission from...

The Discolandia sign is here to stay

The historic Discolandia sign at 2964 24th Street will remain its original orange, black and white colors, according to Jon Jacobo, Calle 24 co-president. There was some controversy earlier today when people saw workers painting over the sign. Although it is currently painted white, contractors working at the site this afternoon said they would restore it to its original colors...

Q&A: D9 supervisor on bike-sharing and encampments

Mission Supervisor Hillary Ronen sat down with Mission Local to talk about issues relating to her district. This is a monthly series – this interview has been edited and shortened for print. ML: Calle 24 recently blocked GoBike and other bike share companies from operating in the cultural district/SUD. Do you see these companies as the gentrifiers?   Ronen: I...

Neighborhood group rejects bike share expansion to 24th Street

A dramatically expanding bike share company that is set to place some 31 proposed bicycle-dock stations on the streets of the Mission District this year and next year will be steering clear of one: 24th Street. There, the neighborhood group representing the Calle 24 Cultural District  – a stretch of 24th Street that is recognized by the city and state...