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World Cup in the Mission: Canta y No Llores — sing and don’t cry

“Because, by singing, hearts get happy,” sang the beer-fueled crowd at El Farolito last Sunday, before, during, and after Mexico beat the defending champion Germans, 1-0. The famed refrain from the Mexican song Cielito Lindo was a useful one to remember as the week wore on. A week can be an eternity in World Cup days, and after Sunday’s celebration on...

Mexico topples reigning champ Germany, and World Cup fans storm the Mission

Mexico’s Sunday opener at the 2018 World Cup could have gone on forever. As the game neared its conclusion, fans within the Mission District’s El Farolito Bar were less nervous than you’d think the occasion merited. Instead, they quivered with every Chicharito-led fast-break. Surfing a wave of confidence (and beers), they roared with laughter every time Germany failed to convert...
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Best Warriors t-shirt?

My favorite Warriors t-shirt was designed by Ricardo Peña, who lives in the Mission. It comes in blue and black. You can find it at Colibri at 2919 24th St. Ricardo’s often there as well. Have an equally compelling candidate for best Warriors T-shirt?  Send a photo to us at info@missionlocal.com and we’ll add it to the post.

Boxing fans pack SF Armory to cheer on homegrown favorites

The first prizefighting matches at this location in more than half a century brought out fans in droves to San Francisco’s Armory on Saturday. Raquel “Pretty Beast” Miller knocked out Sydney Le Blanc, and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield squared off against Miguel Dumas for the WBU Welterweight Americas belt. Watch it unfold:

Pair of San Francisco 49ers players outthink, outrun would-be armed robbers

Hours after a close loss on the football field to the Washington Redskins, two San Francisco 49ers players managed to stave off a second loss — at gunpoint. Early Monday morning, linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster were at the Love and Propaganda nightclub, located 85 Campton Place, when the Foster noticed a white Audi with tinted windows repeatedly casing...

After half a century, boxing returns to SF Armory

Walking into the San Francisco Armory’s drill court, the 40,000-square-foot space located inside the ex-National-Guard-base and ex-porn-studio, feels a lot like jumping into the deep end. Not only do you seem to float in the middle of the acre-long expanse, it’s also uncannily devoid of echoes. What seems to reverberate, however, is the room’s history. From the 1920s to the...

Store owner traveled to Mission to find community

Before Armando Ramirez became the co-owner of Off Top, a hat store that opened in April at 2359 Mission Street, in the El Capitan building, he earned a six-figure salary as a mortgage lender in Sacramento, he said.  For two years he was working six days a week, and he had his own apartment, but the job left him unhappy....

NBA finals from the Mission: Cavs throw Dubs to the dogs

Pre-Game: Dolores Park In Homo Ludens, Johan Huizinga writes, “at any moment, even in a highly developed civilization, the play-‘instinct’ may reassert itself in full force, drowning the individual and the mass in the intoxication of an immense game.” Dubs\Cavs 3.0 Game Four. The final game of an epic sweep! How much more IMMENSE does it get? This morning, still...

Dubs’ defense steals Game One

Pre-Game: Pork Store (Restroom) The usual inspired graffiti: “I hate techies.” “I ate techies.”  And then this: “Hipster Techie Go Home.” It’s crossed out with what might be lipstick and underneath is written “Shut up dipshit Poser fake local from Cleveland.” Mmm. I grew up in Cleveland. Let the games begin. First Quarter: Pork Store Kind of quiet here at...

The Mission awaits tonight’s Warriors game

Marco, 34, was wearing a Golden State Warriors sweatshirt on Tuesday as he waited to use the ATM at Wells Fargo. For the past four years, he’s been a fan of the team. “They’re the team for my city, of course I support them,” he said. Tonight, he’s going to watch their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at a sports...

NBA finals: a guide for the perplexed

Basketballs in the air, the buzz, the blue, the yellow, the parties. You want to jump into the NBA hoopla, so you need to know something. On the other hand, you don’t care to know too much. For you, and for more serious fans fed up with the local MSM cheerleaders, Mission Local provides the authentic Dubs\Cavs 3.0 Guide for...

Mission High basketball players make history in state capitol

The Mission High School boys basketball team made history on Friday night becoming the first San Francisco public school to win a state title.   The 82-75 overtime win in Sacramento against Villa Park High School made the Mission High School Bears the statewide Division 3 champions. “Oh my god,” said spectator Kathryn Gordon, whose son is a former team...

Mission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic Win

Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been...

Serena Williams Surprises Dolores Park Tennis Players (TMZ)

For two guys playing tennis at Dolores Park yesterday, it was just a Sunday night in the park. But then tennis superstar Serena Williams showed up, TMZ reports. Williams decided to ask if she could join their match “just to see their reaction.” “Oh my goodness! Is this for real?” one of the players asks in the video recorded, apparently, by Williams’ fiance...

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....