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Low-Income Renters Discover Ownership Options

By MADELEINE BAIR For ten years, Rosana Alonzo has lived in the Tenderloin, where she shares an apartment with her mother and two children. That’s long enough for her. “I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it’s not the safest place of the world,” said the 43-year old childcare worker. A few years back, she looked into buying a home,...

Home Buyers Study Up

By ALLISON DAVIS While Top 40 tunes, a raffle and piping hot empanadas set a party atmosphere, educating homeowners was the mission at the 4th San Francisco Annual Homeowner’s Fair, Saturday, September 7th at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The fair, organized by the Mission Economic Development Agency, sought to educate first time and future homeowners.

Para Quedarse en el Barrio, Negocios Latinos Comparten la Renta

Cuando uno entra al local en el 3270 de la calle 24, no sé sabe con certeza qué tipo de negocio es. El espacio tiene dos negocios de venta al menudeo, un abogado y un señor que arregla aparatos electrónicos. Es posible que suene a un chiste en el que “un señor llega a un bar y…”, pero no lo...

Dádiva de Mochilas

Familias de todo San Francisco se reunieron en el parque Garfield el sábado pasado por la mañana para recibir mochilas gratis llenas de útiles escolares. El evento, presentado por Target, la oficina del alcalde de servicios del barrio (MONS, por sus siglas en inglés) y la oficina de Desarrollo Económico de la Misión (MEDA, tuvo música en vivo, clases de...

MEDA Launches New Program to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Have you had your home inspected for lead recently? If you’re anything like most San Franciscans, the answer is probably no. But consider this: 94 percent of the city’s houses were built before 1978, when the federal government banned lead-based paint. This puts urban dwellers — especially kids — at high risk for contracting lead poisoning. To reduce lead poisoning...

VIDEO: Love, Light and Healing on 24th St.

Mystical Collections, a New Age/Metaphysics store located at 3196 24th Street, opened in the fall of 2010 as a small kiosk inside the El Mercadito of the Plaza Adelante building on Mission Street. With the help of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), owner Patricia Torres was able to establish her own business at the 24th St. location two years...

Tamale Lady Struggles as Landlady

While tamale lovers await the opening of the Tamale Lady’s brick-and-mortar restaurant, few know that the Mission’s beloved Virginia Ramos is grappling with the responsibility of managing a four-plex she has owned at 3175 24th Street since 2008. To her tenants, Ramos is simply “la señora Virginia,” their industrious but struggling and somewhat distant landlady who has had a difficult...

At Plaza 16 Meeting, Nonprofit Opposition Builds

In the sanctuary of St. John’s Church last night, the coalition of activists called Plaza 16 held a community meeting to campaign against the large-scale housing development proposed for the 16th Street BART Plaza. Given the location of said meeting (and the overall tone of the night), it’s an apt metaphor to say they were mostly preaching to the choir—but...

A Concert to Benefit Businesses Displaced By Mission Fire

Come out this Sunday afternoon to the Make-Out Room to enjoy music, have a snack and (or) a drink and support the fundraising that MEDA will be hosting to benefit the 36 small businesses and 71 employees who were displaced by the Mission fire that struck January 28th on 22nd and Mission. MEDA has launched a fund for the businesses that were displaced to...