Tag Archives: 24th Street

Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging

In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of six locals and newcomers who share a love for the neighborhood but grapple with the question of belonging. The city package sells for $24.99, and...

High-End French Eatery Shutters After Year on 24th Street

Sous Beurre Kitchen, the upscale French restaurant that began as a periodic pop-up housed inside of the nearby Sugarlump Cafe, closed its doors permanently on May 14 after operating in its brick-and-mortar location at 2704 24th St. for just over a year. Chef and owner Michael Mauschbaugh announced in a letter addressed to his team and to the community which he served that the...

SF Mission’s Compupod to Open Second Location

The storefront at 2863 24th St. near Bryant Street that will house Compupod is still under construction, but inside, owner Hugo Gonzalez is placing the finishing touches. Gonzalez says the electronics repair shop will be opening by Friday. At about 1,200 square-feet, the 24th Street location is notably smaller than Compupod’s flagship store at 2433 Mission St., but will feature the same services, including a...

SF Mission Artists Sew Blankets for the Homeless

On a beautiful day on Mission Street, Annice Jacoby of City Poets saw people walking past a homeless man at their feet. Fearing that San Franciscans have grown “numb” to homelessness, Jacoby turned to what she knows best: participatory art. UNDERCOVER, a collaborative arts effort, is sewing and distributing waterproof hooded blankets for the city’s homeless. The project draws on organizations for...

Cafe La Bohéme Mourns Death of Cook Glenna Randolph

On Christmas morning, Café la Bohème owner Awad Faddoul called his chef, Glenna Randolph, as he does every year. He thanked her for her gifts to him and his family, and she gently scolded him for giving her a box of chocolates, saying it would take her a whole year to eat them. “That’s okay, I’ll give you another one next...

Modern Times Bookstore Seeks New Owner

Capp Street Crap reported on Monday that the 44-year-old Modern Times Bookstore on 24th Street will be going up for sale, seeking a new owner “To preserve, enhance, and serve the literary and cultural heritage and community interests of the Mission District and San Francisco.” The full story is here.  

City Extends Moratorium on 24th St. Storefront Mergers

The market rate housing moratorium may have lost at the ballot, but earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to extend a 45-day pause prohibiting mergers of commercial spaces on the 24th Street corridor.  With the extension of the temporary moratorium, storefronts along 24th Street will be prevented from consolidating for another 10 months and 15 days. First adopted on July...

Día de los Muertos Sweeps Through SF Mission

Hundreds of people gathered in the Mission last night to watch a procession of skeletons on stilts, indigenous dancers, skeleton-painted faces, and candle-holding participants commemorating their passed ancestors and loved ones. Crowds thronged 24th Street, spilling from packed sidewalks onto the street, with their phones overhead to catch the march going by. Some darted into barber shops, where they could get their face painted...

Developments in Development: Expansions

Let’s take a break from condos this week! Not necessarily in the moratorium sense – I mean, let’s talk for a change about three local businesses expanding elsewhere in the city. First, congratulations to 826 Valencia, a.k.a. the Pirate Supply Store. The nonprofit, founded by writer Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari, helps under-resourced children improve their writing skills with...

Shooting, Burglary and Seven Robberies in SF Mission

A 25-year-old male was grazed in the head by a bullet at Rolph playground on 26th and Hampshire streets Friday morning. The victim was waiting to meet someone at the playground when he was approached by two men in their 20s at approximately 11:50 a.m. One of the suspects shot the victim with a handgun, and the men then fled...

Mission Mural Honors Legacy of Chata Gutierrez

As local musicians, poets, housing advocates, and community members joined forces in commemorating one of the Mission District’s most beloved voices this Saturday, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez stood among his peers before a colorful mural at 24th and South Van Ness Streets, carefully observing his work. “This mural is a stance against big business and big money,” the local muralist and...

24th St. Bar Gets Cozy at What Was The Attic

Caroline Brown, owner of the new 24th Street Bar, sat composed in the naturally-lit, wood walled space, reveling in the launch of the bar’s new website: a launch into the world of social media, that she knows little about. That, she said, will be easy. What was more difficult was moving into the space in June that was formerly home...

Motorcycle, Car Crash on South Van Ness

At around 6:30 p.m., a motorcycle and car collided at 24th and South Van Ness streets. Neither the car nor the motorcycle seemed heavily damaged, and nobody appeared to have been seriously injured, although at least one ambulance and one fire engine arrived to tend to the victims. We will update this post if we receive any additional information.

Forum Takes On Homophobia Among Latinos

The artist whose mural on LGBT love that has been vandalized at least four times said on Saturday at a community forum that he failed to foresee the impact and called the vandalism an attempt to “erase” the homosexuality that is a part of Latino and cholo culture. “All of a sudden it got vandalized, and I realized I was...

Crime Recap: 2 Robberies, Arson, and Brandishing of a Weapon

Robbery with a side of Carjacking: At 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at 19th and York Streets, a 49-year-old male exited a running, white vehicle while a 40-year-old man produced a handgun, signaling for the victim to exit his vehicle. The suspect then entered the vehicle and fled the scene. The victim was not injured. No arrests have been made. Robbery...