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SF Mission studio rescues Theatre Flamenco from Burger King basement

In Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco’s dance studio at 670 South Van Ness Ave, between 17th and 18th, costumes, props and posters advertising old shows decorate the walls. They are relics of the company’s past – racks of long, heavy dresses used in performances since Adela Clara, fresh from studying in New York, Madrid and Sevilla,  founded the company in...

Neighbors unhappy about plans for a temporary homeless shelter

Some 40 nearby neighbors made it clear on Monday night that they are unhappy about plans for a temporary homeless shelter at the site of former McMillan Electric building at 26th and South Van Ness streets. The lot is slated for 157 units of market-rate housing and the new Navigation Center would be a temporary use of the land.    “We oppose...

Construction Continues on Potrero, South Van Ness Avenues

San Francisco Public Works is improving asphalt on Potrero Avenue and traffic signals on South Van Ness Avenue in the coming months. The removal of existing asphalt, a process called grinding, has already begun on Potrero. Both lanes were resurfaced between the freeway on-ramp and 25th Street on March 11. Work will continue block by block over the next few Saturdays...

Years In the Making, Grocery Outlet Will Open in the Mission

A former DeLano’s grocery on South Van Ness Avenue near 24th Street has been empty for more than six years, but will return to its former use with the grand opening of Grocery Outlet next week. Grocery Outlet first indicated to the city that it was interest in the space in August of 2015. Before that, Fresh N Easy had been...

Two Thrown from Open Air GoCar in Crash on 24th Street

A passenger and driver were thrown from a yellow GoCar guided vehicle during a collision Sunday afternoon at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police, and were transported to the hospital. Three witnesses said they saw a grey Toyota sedan going eastbound on 24th Street when it collided with a three-wheeled yellow GoCar going southbound on...

Intersection Flooded After Car Rams Fire Hydrant Following a Collision

A car hit and dislodged a fire hydrant at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue after it collided with a car being used as an Uber just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, causing minor injuries and sending a geyser of water shooting skyward. “It sounded like a Transformers movie,” said 16-year-old Julian Garcia, who lives on the block and said he heard...

Activists Fire Shot Across Bow of “Titanic Mess on South Van Ness”

The next battle over market-rate housing in the Mission District took shape Thursday morning as activists met on the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 26th Street to denounce a five-story housing project they have dubbed the “Titanic Mess on South Van Ness.” Opponents demanded that its developer — Lennar Multifamily Communities, a subsidiary of the development giant Lennar...

73-Unit Housing Coming to 19th and South Van Ness

Another Mission District gas station will be turned into housing when the former Shell at 793 South Van Ness becomes 58 market-rate units and 15 affordable units as early as 2019. And if the first meeting related to the project is any indication, the opposition that usually accompanies market-rate housing in the Mission has not yet mounted a full offensive....

Small Fire in SF Mission Quickly Extinguished

A recycling bin fire spread from the container to the exterior of a two-story building at 1356 South Van Ness Avenue near 24th Street early Sunday morning, and was quickly extinguished. At 4:37 a.m., said neighbor and Mission Local contributor George Lipp, someone on the street began shouting to the residents of the building, warning them of the fire. The driver of a passing car also...

The Danger Zone of South Van Ness

When Mark Morey wanted to know how often people were speeding past his South Van Ness home, he didn’t rely on mere estimates. The 49-year-old Mission resident equipped himself with a cheap radar gun, posted up near a few busy intersections, and took aim. “Almost everyone who drives down that street is driving too fast,” said Morey. “And anyone who...

Collision Suspect to Be Arraigned Today

David Morales, the 19-year-old alleged gang member who fled from police in a car on Jan. 1 and caused a crash that killed two people, will be arraigned at the Hall of Justice today at 1:30 p.m. The arraignment will be followed by a press conference by District Attorney George Gascón, who will announce the charges. Look for Mission Local’s...

Donations for Collision Victims Accepted at Muzio’s

Two donation boxes have been set up at the corner of 21st Street and South Van Ness Avenue, where two people died following a collision Jan. 1. One of the victims’ relatives told Mission Local that funds will help the families of the victims send their bodies home for burial. Francisco Gutierrez, a 26-year-old man, was struck and killed by...

Suspect Identified in Deadly Collision

David Morales, a 19-year-old San Francisco resident, was identified by police as the driver whose car collided with another and caused two deaths Tuesday morning. Police said the driver shot at three pedestrians near Valencia Gardens at 14th and Guerrero streets, then fled from authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop. The collision, which left two people dead...

City Takes Months to Move on Gang Tag

Pasted in the window of a dormant pizzeria on 18th Street was a familiar notice from the Department of Public Works: a letter, dated Oct. 2, demanding the landlord remove small taggings from the window or risk a $500 fine. The letter has now been removed. However, just across the street a more sinister tagging has been neglected since May....