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More Mission Establishments Head for Legacy Business Registry

With one venerable arts nonprofit already on the city’s official list of legacy businesses, three more are poised to get official recognition of their status at a commission meeting today, and some are hoping for some relief from market pressures threatening their longevity. Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center was finally approved by the city’s Small Business Commission to receive the...
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Q&A With Director of ‘Killing Them Safely’

On Tuesday, May 31, the Roxie Theater will host a screening of Killing Them Safely, a documentary about electronic control weapon manufacturer Taser International. Filmmaker Nich Berardini started the project when he was just 24, investigating the death of a man who had been tased by police officers and died. Public Defender Jeff Adachi will join Berardini for a Q&A...
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Why the San Francisco International Film Fest Moved to the Mission

The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Castro Theater, but after the opening, the majority of the festival’s will be held in the Mission District for the first time ever. Mission Local spoke with SFIFF Executive Director Noah Cowan about the transition and what it will change. Mission Local: Was there a moment when someone said, hey,...