American Apparel, racetracks and thrills.
Consumers look to their kitchens for a bite to eat.
Is San Francisco’s hippest cupcake a trick of the senses? En Español
Click here for a pdf of the map. "You've got to understand, these creeks smelled bad," says Carlsson. "Wetlands don't smell great even when they're healthy, but so much sewage ran into them that by the time they were covered, pretty much every creek in San Francisco was nicknamed 'shit creek'" En Español
The weekend Mission District party that happens at the end of this month began in February of 1978 with half-naked dancers who (some sources say) didn't know how to samba.
It was a time when the city distributed official maps to tourists, and the Mission wasn't on them.
They graduated in a city where Prohibition was the law, though not many seemed inclined to enforce it.
At least as far as the Planning Department is concerned.
Even at the turn of the last century, organizations were trying to get control of the Mission. This and other trivia await visitors to the Ephemera Collection at the California Historical Society.
The western side of the Mission Dolores neighborhood is $40,000 short of being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
There’s a ton more history in the Mission and we’ll be adding new maps as the summer goes on. For now, we have this map in our print edition and include a version here so that you can print it out if you like.
A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the founder of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, which will open up a new location in the historic New Mission Theater. League had sent out a public invitation via...
Happy Holidays! The Mission Local crew is (mostly) out of the office, and we hope you’re catching some vacation time as well. For our Thanksgiving edition, we decided we would share some stories that our neighbors have written in the past. They’re not necessarily Thanksgiving stories (though some may inspire gratitude for the things many of us take for granted)...
It’s 10:55 but these photos were taken earlier. It’s now 52˚ and expected to rise to only 65˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 16th to Camp, Guerrero to Albion. Our block includes the most important intersection in the history of San Francisco, Albion and Camp, the birthplace of the city in which we live. On June 29,...
If you check out Galería de la Raza right now, you’ll see a photographic collection of beautiful people and beautiful rides. But there’s a layered history to each of the photos. “The Q-Sides” is a photo exhibit that recreates album covers of the classic soul and do0-wop anthologies East-Side Stories and combines it with images celebrating the queer community. The show opens...