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Mission High Football Players Kneel With Kaepernick

Mission High School football head coach Greg Hill was looking toward the American flag when, out of the corner of his eye, he caught a glimpse of his varsity football team. The players had dropped to one knee as the announcer at Redwood High School’s stadium directed the crowd to stand and face the flag as the national anthem sounded....
Poster courtesy of Paula Tejeda / Chile Lindo

Celebrate the Copa America Centennial in the Mission

Attention soccer fans! If you’re excited about the Copa America centennial, local business owner and master empanada maker Paula Tejeda is throwing a carrete chileno, or Chilean party, Sunday at 5 p.m. at Slate Bar on 16th Street to celebrate it. Tejeda has produced both a brand-new empanada (featuring merkén, a kind of chili) and an event featuring Chile’s DJ Julicio, who has...
At CrossFit Alinea, Coach Pat Savage (center) is instructing members at the beginning of their workout. Photo by Laura Waxmann

CrossFit’s Punishing Workouts Popular Among SF Techies

At lunchtime on a Thursday, two shirtless men emerged amid thumping music from a warehouse in the Mission District, panting profusely – their bodies glistening with sweat from an Olympic-style workout.  One of the men, Dylan Enright, walked halfway down the block to take a breather, then returned with an invigorated smile. “Why do I do CrossFit? Because I’ve never had a better...
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Mysterious New Sports Fever Strikes SF’s Mission

Public Health Alert! An explosion of Warrior Fever is expected around 8:30 p.m.. Experts say the outbreak may not occur until Wednesday night. Warrior Fever, a mysterious new virus , has been sweeping the Bay Area for weeks.  Large sections of the East Bay have been infected. You’ve seen the gear on the streets, and recent reports from the Homestead,...
Photo by Cristiano Valli

Racing Through the Night With No Brakes Allowed

Seasoned athletes on customized racing bikes hurtled along Treat street Friday night right alongside first-time riders for the first local fixed-gear criterion race through city streets. The Mission Crit (short for “criterium”), a 40-minute, multi-lap sprint open to anyone with fixed-gear bicycle and a few dollars for a registration fee, is only the second race of its kind in San...
Posted outside Popeyes on 22nd and Mission Streets. Photo by Andrea Valencia.

Six-Year-Old: If the Giants Win Today, Don’t Destroy My Neighborhood

Remember Mission Street after the Giants won the World Series in 2010? How about 2012? giantsmission from Alejandro Bryan Rosas on Vimeo. And, after the 2014 Pennant Win. IMG 8166 from Mission Local on Vimeo. Well, this anonymous six-year-old is pleading you not to destroy the neighborhood, okay? Okay. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR MISSION GUIDE
Giants are everywhere in the Mission. Here, the players are depicted as ghosts pairing the World Series with the Day of the dead.

Giants Everywhere and Electronics Disposal

In search of Giants fans, I took to the streets of the Mission where everyone I interviewed assured me that “the Mission is going to go crazy” and, of course, that the “Giants are going to win”. Here’s your Afternoon Report: Lynn S, 69, who lives in the Mission, mentioned she will stay home to watch the defining game. “People...
From left to right Stanly Tijerina, Héctor Gómez, Juan Gálvez, HUgo Vargas, Gregory García and Nathan García.  Photo by Andrea Valencia.

The Kids Who Came to City Hall

In the now viral video posted earlier this week on Uptown Almanac adults from Dropbox and elsewhere can be seen insisting that a team of young soccer players leave the field because their team has a permit – one they had paid for. “If you want to play pick-up, you play pick-up like the rest of us,” the leader of the youth...
Discombobulated. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.

Giants: Scenes from an Annihilation 2

Saturday night on Mission Creek.  The biggest game of an unusually crazy baseball season. We had witnessed the best of the Giants, and the worst of the Giants. But with all the ups and downs, injuries, comebacks,  meltdowns, spectacular catches, timely hits, terrible pitches, and a rookie sensation, on Saturday night, the Giants were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers who...
Photo by Lola M. Chávez

Giants: Freak Show Wanted

The first half ends with a bang. An 8-4 win over Arizona featuring grand slams by the starting pitcher (Madison Bumgarner) and the starting catcher (Buster Posey). First time in MLB history. Otherwise the Giants lost more than they won and stumbled out of first place in the NL West. Why? The Giants scored 37 runs during the first couple...
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Germany Wins World Cup, Mission Reacts

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in overtime Sunday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro, giving them their first World Cup title in 24 years. The game proceeded slowly, ending regulation time with no goals from either team. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action: Four yellow cards were issued and plenty of injuries sustained, the most dramatic being a bloody eye for...
Tim Howard displaying his mastery of goalkeeping against Belgium. Photo from Felipe Dana of the Associated Press.

Team USA Out of World Cup, Loses 2-1 to Belgium

The United States lost to Belgium 2-1 this afternoon during overtime, eliminating the team from this year’s World Cup and allowing Belgium to advance to the quarterfinals. Both teams were evenly matched throughout, with no goals scored in the first 90 minutes of regular time. Strong attacks and solid defenses characterized the game, with American goalie Tim Howard, often considered...
Some fans of Mexico went all out. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Mexico Loses to Netherlands 2-1: The Mission Reacts

Mexico lost to the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday morning, in a game that eliminates them from advancing to the quarterfinals—a feat it has not accomplished in 28 years. Mexico dominated the first half of the game, with three missed shots on the goal versus one for Oranje. In the 48th minute, Giovannni dos Santos scored the first goal of the...