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826 Valencia block party a haven from protests

People from all walks of life gathered at 20th and Valencia streets on Saturday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of 826 Valencia, a writing and tutoring center co-founded by novelist Dave Eggers. The atmosphere was quaint as children played carnival games, bands performed and the people strolled around, soaking up the sun. It seemed a small haven from a day...

826 Valencia Alum Gives Back, One Comic at a Time

With her sleek bob, slight frame and funky patterned sneakers, 15-year-old Emma T. Capps looks like she just hopped off the pages of a comic book. Even her last name — short, sassy and perfectly animated with bubble letters — seems destined for the funnies. It may come as little surprise, then, that Capps is an award-winning cartoonist. Now she...

Rhea’s Deli Dishes Out Free Lunch for 826 Valencia Students

At 10 o’clock this morning, James Choi, owner of Rhea’s Deli, was busy making 30 sandwiches behind the counter. He had learned that his neighbor, the nonprofit literacy program 826 Valencia, was in need. Twenty-three high school students started the group’s Young Authors’ Workshop last Monday. The week-long class is free to students and includes a daily lunch. For the...

MUNI Mash-up!

CAFE LA BOHEME 6 A.M.  Good Morning Mission District!  53 °, clear, partly cloudy with showers predicted for the P.M. $10K Scholarships for College-Bound Students 826 Valencia is at it again: our flame, our hope, our conscience in grim times.  This year the neighborhood writers’ incubator will award four scholarships for high school graduates or graduating seniors, demonstrating financial need,...