Tag Archives: neighborhood notes

Neighborhood notes: Mural vandalized, Bff.fm, goodbye Rincon Nayarit, a Wiggins exhibit at Creativity Explored and Candi Me reopens

Carlos Santana Mural vandalized (updated) The 2014 Carlos Santana mural on the south side of 19th Street near Mission was vandalized. The mural was painted by Mel Waters. –MN On Saturday afternoon, Mel Waters worked to clean up the mural and repaint where needed. –LC Bff.fm Our friends at Bff.fm, who make our bimonthly show Listen Local possible, will be...

Neighborhood Notes: Playoff soccer and many happy returns to Frida

El Farolito Soccer Club kicks off playoff run at Boxer Stadium It took more than 20 years, but San Francisco’s burrito-fueled soccer dynasty has risen another level in the American soccer pyramid. Last year, El Farolito Soccer Club made the transition out of the local city league and into a 98-team semi-pro league called the National Premier Soccer League. It...

Neighborhood notes: Salad grows on Valencia, Pablo Sandoval and a memorial for Rene Yañez

Mixt salads arrive in SF The people who arrived at Mixt’s grand opening on Friday afternoon knew what they were doing. The SF salad chain already offers its boutique DIY salad bar and a menu of seasonally designed salads at eight other locations in the city — in addition to two trucks that serve pre-ordered salads. Its Mission patrons knew...

Neighborhood notes: BVHM principal steps down, e-scooters be gone (temporarily), art, festivals and more

Buena Vista Horace Mann principal steps down Principal Richard Zapien of Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 will not return to his post this fall. “Like you, I am a parent of two and have chosen a different professional path that enables me to spend more time with my own family,” he wrote in a letter to parents on Monday. Some...

Neighborhood notes: 37 units approved, a march and lots of photo, art and dance to see as well as music camp sign ups

Development approved in the Mission The Planning Commission approved a 37,441-square-foot, 37-unit residential building to be constructed on the empty lot at 1863 Mission Street on Thursday afternoon. The approval came after a lengthy discretionary review, which resulted in an attorney for the developer striking a private settlement with neighborhood groups, including United to Save the Mission. The details of...

Neighborhood notes: An award, a Dollar Store, Superior Auto, a fundraiser and a cleaner Mission

Mission Local Wins The California Teachers Association awarded Mission Local with the John Swett Award for Media Excellence for Joe Eskenazi’s story, “Charter school advocates get down and, some say, dirty” in the category of Journals-Magazine-Special Publications and Websites. Eskenazi’s story takes a close look at the guerrilla tactics that Innovate Public Schools, a charter-school system, uses to garner support...

Neighborhood Notes: Sun Rise Restaurant, MAPP, Walk Against Rape and more

MAPP & Sun Rise   Sun Rise Restaurant on 24th Street will be hosting live performances this Saturday as part of Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). As Mission Local reported in February, Sun Rise Restaurant received a $3,000 rent hike this month, which will be hard for the restaurant to keep up with. In addition the event, a GoFundMe has...

Neighborhood Notes: Props to Mission Station, local author honored, Mission Community market opens

Props to Mission Station Mission Captain Gaetano Caltagirone and SF Safe, a neighborhood-watch group, recently made an appearance at La Corneta Taqueria. Together, they gave small presentations to customers on safety and how to report crimes. “Greeted by bilingual representative of SFPD explaining 911, 311 and personal safety. Then, after the mini-presentation, he offered to buy us lunch,” a reader...

Neighborhood notes: Music on Sunday, an auction ready for bids, Frjtz reopens, Foreign Cinema “somm takeover”

Music Galore The Community Music Center is hosting a six-hour “Field Day Performathon” and open house on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 544 Capp St. For six hours, music students of all ages and levels along with CMC faculty will perform to raise money for financial assistance. In accord with CMC’s 97-year-old mission, Music for everyone, every dollar...

Neighborhood notes, 2/9

SF Beer Week Is in full swing at Monk’s Kettle and other venues around the city. “#UndocuJoy, Unfathomable Strength” opens The new exhibit at Galería de la Raza at 2857 24th Street opens Saturday with a reception at 7 p.m.  Yosimar Reyes, artist-in-residence at Define American, conceptualized the project to provide undocumented people a mental break to celebrate their resiliency. #UndocuJoy has presented two...

Neighborhood notes 2/2

Mission Arts and Performance Project, better known as MAPP, is tonight (Saturday)! The map of open venues for music, poetry and art is here. Don’t know about MAPP? Read about it here. A new place to work out Henry Har, a longtime neighborhood resident, and Mallory Gaston, an Oakland native, will open a new gym Saturday at 1919 Mission at 16th....

Neighborhood Notes: CCSF aids undocumented students; Tacoless Tuesdays; Robot removal

City College pledges support for undocumented City College’s Board of Trustees set aside more than $670,000 for support services such as academic counselors, social workers and fellowship opportunities for undocumented students. One Board member, Tom Temprano, said in a statement that undocumented students have expressed fear about talking to counselors and availing themselves of other services. “All of these students...

Neighborhood Notes: Dialects, bazaars, housing survey, straws

Hella small, hella…mint? Looking for something to do that’s “wicked awesome” and/or “mint”? Check out Through Nonstandard Dialects, a collection of “media-based works” curated by Mat Rappaport that explores local English dialects. It will be showing 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole at Peephole Cinema (280 Orange Alley) Saturday, Dec. 17 through Jan. 29. -JM More Holiday shopping (Yay.) The holidays...

Neighborhood Notes: La Taqueria party, Mealmade revamp

Miguel Jara of La Taqueria is turning 75! And his family is throwing him a big ol’ party — with your help. The details: If you’re interested in hearing Jara talk about La Taqueria, here’s an audio piece we did with him a couple of years ago. LW   Remember Mealmade on Mission Street in the old McDonald’s by 16th...

Neighborhood notes: Dolores Park’s bridge and bottles, new development, etc.

Dolores Park Bridge: Remove or Modify? At a Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association meeting, Mission Station Captain Bill Griffin, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and a representative from Parks and Rec told a small room of attendees that they are drafting plans to modify the 19th Street bridge at Dolores Park in response to a shooting that occurred on the bridge...