Tag Archives: election 2016

After CA Legalizes Weed, Local Dealers Brace to Compete

When it comes to doing business, Leaf isn’t discrete. The friendly 25-year-old saunters around Dolores Park in San Francisco with a big teddy bear on his shoulder and a ring of plastic marijuana leaves around his neck. You can’t miss him. Selling cannabis is his trade, one he won’t quit anytime soon. Yes, recreational marijuana was just legalized in California...

Weed World, Part 2: Bracing for Change in CA’s Humboldt County

Two occasional reporters for Mission Local spent Election Day in northern California where thousands of small growers will be affected by the legalization of marijuana, this is one of their reports.  Part 1 is here.  In Humboldt County, California they say that the last hippy died when marijuana began to fetch more than a $1,000 a pound. If that is true, Tuesday’s...

Students Protest Trump Presidency Again in SF Mission

For the third time in three days, San Francisco protesters took to the streets and rallied against the president-elect, Donald Trump, this time in a student-led march that went from the Mission District to City Hall. It was the second student protest this week, following a city-wide walk-out on Thursday that saw thousands flock to the streets. Teens and twenty-somethings from San Francisco high...

Mission High Students Join Hundreds in Anti-Trump Protest

Dozens of students from Mission High School marched to City Hall and joined hundreds of other San Francisco high schoolers in a city-wide walk-out on Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Students left school at 9 a.m. with the full support of many teachers and their principal, according to Eva Grace, a junior. Grace said that while students had been mournful...

Anti-Trump Protesters March on Market, Through Mission

Thousands of protesters marched from downtown San Francisco to the Castro and Mission districts Wednesday evening protesting the election of Donald Trump to the presidency in a symbolic act of solidary with the neighborhoods that represent those most maligned by Trump’s rhetoric. Many of the at least 2,000 protesters decried Trump’s multiple campaign promises, like his proposal for a border wall and his call...

SF Mission Latinos Face Trump Presidency With Resolve, Fear

In San Francisco’s Mission District, the city’s Latino neighborhood, the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the White House was met with a mixture of fear, resolve, and a come-what-may attitude. “What happens will happen,” said Miguel Gustan, a worker who immigrated from Mexico. If immigrants are allowed to stay in the country, fine, he said, he and others will be...

Ronen Wins Supervisor Seat, Mission in Shock over “President Trump”

In the third preliminary results, with more than 99 percent of precincts reported, Hillary Ronen captured 57 percent of the vote, with 12,190 ballots cast for her and 6,539, or 30.7 percent, going to her main opponent Joshua Arce. The other two candidates overall captured a much smaller portion of the votes — Melissa San Miguel received 2,256 votes while Iswari España won just 350. As early tallies came...

Voters Turn Out Early in SF Mission

Mission Local will be visiting polling places throughout the day, asking voters and others what local issues stood out for them. Check out our story on where to vote and where to watch the election results. Evening Dispatch – 8 p.m.  Voters turned out strongly in the mornings, poll workers said, and in the northern Mission, voters were busy filling out ballots...

District 9 Voter Registration Jumps by 15 Percent

Voter registration in San Francisco’s Mission District has climbed by almost 6,000 people in two years, a change of more than 15 percent. In general, the larger increases in registration are concentrated in the Mission District and the Portola, with another high-increase area along the Mission Street corridor of Bernal Heights. Interactive map by Adam Long   Citywide, registration went...

Ready to Vote in SF’s Mission? Here Are Some Basics

Polls are open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.  We have been using the SF Public Press Voter Guide as a quick study on the initiatives. If you want to dig deeper on funding and the issues, here is our election coverage. And if you want to know the answer to just about any...

It’s Party Time! Where To Watch Election Returns

Some of us will be hiding under our beds until the nightmare is over. But for those of you who want to experience the final moments of this preposterous election cycle in the company of others (or at least an obliging bartender), here’s where you can watch the results. A map is below. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street: A big screen for big suspense....

In Tech-Centric SF Mission, It’s a Door-To-Door Political Campaign

If you live in the Mission, you have likely received a knock on your door from someone volunteering for Hillary Ronen, a candidate running for District 9 supervisor. That’s because in today’s world — even in the technological driven Mission District — all four candidates running for supervisor have relied heavily on old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning. The irony that the candidates...

Prop. S Supporters Hope SF Tourism Will Help End Family Homelessness

Lena Johnson was curious to know how much it would cost to rent a “simple studio” in the Mission. So she called a real estate agent who was advertising an apartment on Valencia Street and learned that for that “simple place” a tenant was expected to pay $2500 per month. The utilities were extra. The rent was far above her...