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Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

New Mission Park Opening Delayed Due to Rain

A recent spell of heavy rainfall has caused a delay in the construction of a new Mission District park, was scheduled to open to the public at 17th and Folsom streets at the end of 2016. Construction of the 31,850-square-foot park, spearheaded by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, has been underway since March, although the plans for the...
Police remain at the scene of a Muni bus collision at 16th and Folsom streets.  Photo by Laura Wenus

Car Collides with Bus at 16th and Folsom St. Intersection

A Muni bus heading east on 16th Street was struck by another vehicle at the Folsom Street intersection sometime around 4:40 p.m. this afternoon. It is unclear how many people were injured, though the driver of the bus said that five said they had been hurt but then told him they “didn’t feel anything.” Police were not immediately available to verify the...
On Folsom and 17th, businesses prepare with sandbags.

Fee Relief for Businesses Trying to Keep Dry

You could say that Chris Hickey’s 36,000 square foot building on Folsom was an experiment in flood control – one that offered a template for a change in a city ordinance that District Supervisor David Campos will introduce on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. It is a change – a waving of fees – that will accompany some new grants...
A posted tree on Guerrero Street, with a paper sign wrapped in plastic informing the property owner of his new responsibilities. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Property Owners Want City to Maintain Trees

The city has no money for trees, according to the Department of Public Works. Property owners want that remedied and so does the department, but until that happens, Public Works will continue to transfer 24,000 city trees to make property owners liable for their care and any ensuing accidents. In its third year, the Tree Maintenance Transfer Plan, which transfers responsibility for...
Samuel Picaso holds a photo from last year's flooding in his garage.

Heavy Rain Brings Mission Flooding

The National Weather Service reported almost 2 inches of rain  in less than 24 hours in the San Francisco area, and the Mission was no outlier. Samuel Picaso has lived in and managed a Folsom Street and 17th Street apartment complex for 42 years, and every autumn, Picaso worries about flooding from downpours like the one that swept through the...

Propietarios de Negocios Opinan No Querer Más Parquímetros

Los negocios en el noreste de la Misión han comenzado a organizarse en contra de un plan que aumentará el número de parquímetros en las calles 17 y Folsom.  La oficina de Transporte Municipal de San Francisco (SFMTA, por sus siglas en inglés) se reunirá con la comunidad en septiembre para discutir el plan de administración de lugares para estacionar...

Street Food Festival Goes Hella Vegan

In August 2011, Tiffany and Sylvee Skivel, founders of Hella Vegan Eats, were invited to join La Cocina’s incubator program. This year they’ll take part in the San Francisco Street Food Festival. They hope to keep growing their business and become mobile food vendors. Check out their Indiegogo campaign if you want to help them reach their dreams.  

Lali Ghlonti Brings Georgian Food to SF

Lali Ghlonti, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, came to San Francisco eight years ago and decided to pursue her passion to become a cook. “Have you had Georgian food before?” she asked me. Not only have I never had Georgian food, I have no idea what it looks or tastes like. “Yeah, because there’s no Georgian food in the city!”...

Parque de la 17 y Folsom Obtiene Espacio Compartido de Jardín

Los esbozos del parque que se hará en las calles 17 y Folsom han pasado por muchos cambios desde que la fase del diseño comenzó hace más de dos años. El pasado jueves por la tarde, los urbanistas dieron a conocer el avance más reciente: los jardines comunales. Alrededor de 40 personas se reunieron en la casa club del parque...

Folsom Flood Could Trigger Lawsuit

Charging multiple years of negligence and broken promises, a group of businesses in the northeast Mission plan to sue the city for failing to prevent a sewage spill that caused thousands of dollars in damage last month when heavy rains overwhelmed the drainage system. It’s not clear just how many will join the suit, but so far seven businesses have...