Tag Archives: 24th Street

Communities Rally for Reprieve from Gun Violence

Organizers, politicians, and young people rallied at 24th and Mission streets on Friday night, calling for a 60-day moratorium on street violence and enlisting local political leaders to pledge to create policies that would divert young people from crime. “We don’t want any mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers crying. We want everyone to go to the holidays and every family...

Restored Flags of the Americas to Adorn 24th Street

The flags of Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina, and other countries of the western hemisphere will be going up on street poles along 24th Street in the next few weeks, repainted and revitalized after years of neglect. A conspicuous absence? The Mexican flag, says the artist in charge of the restoration effort. “I have a feeling it’s in someone’s house,”...

Shotwell St. Violence Claims Life of Man Gunned Down in June

For three months, Fidel Amezcua, known to most by the name Happy, fought for his life. But on Saturday the 29-year-old, who worked as a custodian for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, succumbed to the injuries from a gunshot wound to his abdomen that had left him in critical condition on June 26. “I want people to know...

Local Firefighters Commended for Rescue Effort at Deadly Blaze

Firefighters from a Mission District fire station has been awarded the highest level group “valor award” from a firefighting periodical, Firehouse Magazine, for their efforts in rescuing victims of a deadly early-morning fire at 24th and Treat streets in March 2015. At 4:30 a.m., the family dwelling above a corner store the Shaibi family ran became engulfed in flame and...

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Space Will Host New SF Mission Pop-Up

Shuttered since December, the near century old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor will once again open its doors at 2817 St.— albeit temporarily— to house a rotating pop-up series headed by two all-star restaurateurs. Chef David Nayfeld and Pastry Chef Angela Pinkerton, both formerly of the award-winning New York City-based restaurant Eleven Madison Park, are currently renovating the interior of the Mission...

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...