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Activists convince Mission Language and Vocational School to back out of property deal

Neighborhood organizations are mobilizing to renegotiate a deal struck years ago – and recently upheld in binding arbitration –  to save the Mission Language and Vocational School from what was then looming financial ruin. That 2013 deal, made with Huckleberry Friends, which promotes science and engineering education for youth, was a lease with an option to buy the leased portion...

Wage Theft at Farina Restaurant in SF Mission

The company that previously owned Farina, the Italian restaurant with locations on Valencia and 18th streets, owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages, parking taxes and unpaid invoices, according to court documents. Attempts by the city and sheriff’s office to recover the money have repeatedly failed, according to lawyers representing the employees and the sheriff’s department. The former employees’...

Domestic Workers Rally for Overtime Pay Protections

Despite a steady downpour of rain, a group of domestic workers and their supporters gathered at the 24th Street Bart Plaza this morning, carrying posters that called for dignity and economic justice throughout the industry. With music, dance and testimonials, the group of men and women announced the launch of a statewide campaign to make overtime pay for domestic workers a permanent protection in California. In...

Too Few Cooks in the Kitchen? There’s an App for That

As many San Francisco restaurateurs say that they are having difficulties filling positions in their establishments, some are turning to tech for solutions. A new startup seeking to match job seekers with openings in their neighborhood aims to address a hiring gap that has left many restaurants understaffed. By promising to connect the two within a 24-hour period, the online hiring...

Hiring Hall Raises Funds for Homeless Job-Seekers

The Mission Hiring Hall kicked off a crowdfunding effort on Monday to raise money for clients who are seeking work while living in unstable housing situations. “What we really want to do is help people get all the things that they need to get set up again,” Brice Turney, a program counselor at Mission Hiring Hall, said. “So things like mailboxes, so...

Would You Like This Truck At Your Party?

First things first. We made a visit to the Tonayense truck today, and you can see in addition to the kickass new paint job they unraveled a few months ago, they’re now certified delicious, quality and healthy. Guaranteed. There are a couple of days left till New Year’s Eve, and we’ve compiled this handy list of ways to not have...