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Listen Local: The mural scene in 2017 with Sirron Norris

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. This week we talked with muralist Sirron Norris, who has a number of projects around the Mission District, about making murals now, and what it’s been like in the past. Norris is also the lead...

City Honors Local Merchant for Service to Community

Women’s Day came early for Eden Stein. On Tuesday, the curator and owner of Secession Art and Design was distinguished by the city with a total of six awards for her leadership in the burgeoning Mission Bernal Neighborhood. On Tuesday evening, after having returned from a day at City Hall, Stein stood inside her storefront at 3235 Mission St. at the...

A Missionite Helps Hoist 75-Foot Resist Banner in DC

Mission activist, youth worker and muralist Nancy Pili Hernandez is one of seven protesters who were arrested on Wednesday after climbing a 270-foot crane in the nation’s capital as an act of peaceful defiance against the country’s new Administration. “We are hoping that people are looking up today and seeing that the resistance is strong although the opposition in front...

The Mission Gets Another Ice Cream Shop!

A year after the beloved, Latina-owned Jocelyn’s Bakery departed the Mission after serving pastries alongside healthy juices for some two decades, it turns out that come October, 3566 20th St. at the corner of Lexington will reopen as an ice cream parlor and that its owner – much like the previous tenant – is a health-conscious, female entrepreneur with a sweet...

Protesters March to Doorsteps of Real Estate Firm to Save ‘Thug Mansion’

Protesters blocked off the entrance to Vanguard Properties at 21st and Mission streets this afternoon during a rally against the sale of a Bernal Heights home, facilitated by one of the real estate firm’s agents, that would displace its tenants — a group of longtime Mission residents, teachers, artists, children and a senior citizen. The protesters accused real estate agent Shelley...

Latina Mothers Turn Lens on Housing Conditions in the Mission

Through photographs and personal narratives, eight low-income, Latina mothers in the Mission showcased their living conditions, displacement, and housing insecurity for the photo voice exhibit, “An American Dream?” on July 13 at the Mission Neighborhood Centers at 362 Capp St. Low-income families, in particular Mission families, have been deeply affected by the housing crisis. Many live doubled up in rooms, hotels...

Legendary Civil Rights Leader to Head SF Carnaval

For the 37th year, Carnaval will kick off on the corner of 24th and Bryant streets this Saturday and for two days transform parts of Harrison Street into a multi-block party, while a colorful procession of drummers, dancers, and themed floats snaking up 24th street and along Mission Street, will immerse the neighborhood in various aspects of Latin American culture. With...

Hair Heist, Motorcycle Collision in SF Mission

A traffic collision between a MUNI bus and a motorcyclist near 21st and Mission streets on Tuesday sent the latter to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. The 42-year-old motorist was traveling southbound on Mission Street at “a high rate of speed,” police report. The man then lost control as he made a sudden maneuver, colliding with the front end of a bus...

Public Defender Calls for Deputies in SF Mission Beating to be Charged

Following a leaked police report, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has repeatedly called on the district attorney to file criminal charges against two deputies involved in a controversial beating in the Mission District last year. Both officers had their body cameras turned off during the incident, which Adachi described as an “attempt to cover up their misconduct. Following a high-speed...

Sewage Plan for SF Mission Housing Questioned

A planned 157-unit fully affordable housing complex had its first of many public meetings at Valencia Gardens on Wednesday night and a Mission resident had virtually one concern: the prospect of increased sewage resulting in more flooding to Folsom Street. “This is gonna dump into the sewer system that’s been dumped onto Folsom Street, correct?” asked Michael Crahan in the first comment of...

Two Shootings, One Stabbing in SF Mission

Police report a 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition following an altercation with an unidentified man in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 19. The victim was sitting  in a car with a friend on 21st and Shotwell streets when, just before 3 a.m., another man approached the car at...

Man Stabbed After Defending a Woman from Harasser

Police report that a 30-year-old man was stabbed with a kitchen knife Wednesday afternoon after defending a woman he saw being harassed outside of a grocery store near Folsom and 14th streets. The man was eating while sitting in the grocery store’s parking lot around 4:30 p.m. when he saw a woman being approached and accosted by a man outside of the store....

Activists Call Police Policy Review Toothless

A Department of Justice panel holding forums throughout the city to gauge citizens’ opinions of local police practices didn’t get far on Tuesday night before loud and angry feedback cut in. Activists said the panel has no capacity to enact change and amounts only to window-dressing. Addressing a crowd of about 100 people gathered in Mission High School’s auditorium, Department...

Google Reveals Plans to Tap into SF’s Fiber Cables

Google announced plans last week to bring high-speed broadband internet to San Francisco to serve disconnected communities throughout the city by plugging in public and low-income properties at no cost to residents. The company will use existing fiber optic cables that are largely owned by third-party companies. It is also talking to the city about leasing access to some of the...

Mission Techies React to Controversial Homeless Rant

Startup founder Justin Keller has come under a barrage of internet fire for posting an open letter to city officials with the complaint that he is forced to witness the struggles of homeless individuals on city streets. “The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned...