By JORDAN CONN He hadn’t eaten in nearly twelve hours, but Alhambra Halal Meat Market owner Mohamed Hebbar couldn’t stop smiling as he prepared for Wednesday afternoon’s Ramadan rush. It’s easy to sell meat when your customers are famished. “We sell at least two to three times as much food during Ramadan,” Hebbar said, referring to the Islamic holy month...
By SHALWAH EVANS Dressed in an outfit channeling menswear chic and sporting a no-nonsense buzz cut, class speaker Maricar Lagura addressed Thursday’s graduates of the Women’s Initiative with the same edginess of her clothes. “I come out of this class like I can do this,” said the 42-year-old graduate of the twelve-week program to help low-income women get the skills...
Joseph Schmidt makes chocolate that creates jobs for the Mission and wants to see zoning that encourages others to do more of the same.
Think global, shop local? Mission businesses struggle to stay afloat.
SF Mission District's Good Vibrations thrives in a lousy economy. By AYAKO MIE
Is there room on Valencia for American Apparel? By Julie Johnson
Margaret Cho asks them to laugh as they cry. By JULIE JOHNSON
Click here to find out. By JULIE JOHNSON and LYDIA CHÁVEZ
The Los Angeles-based chain is already talking about subletting. By JULIE JOHNSON
American Kyana and Mexican husband Wilson Posada build family and business together. By MOCH N. KURNIAWAN
American Apparel raised the debate on Valencia's empty storefronts. Mission Loc@l takes a look at what's behind each one. By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ
By SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE
If there ever were a sidewalk crying out for glamour, the San Francisco College of Cosmetology found it. In from the grime and stench of the 16th Street BART station, aspiring cosmetologists learn all about making people beautiful.
Never on Sunday, at least for now. By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH
City College designers vie for the best designed window. By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH