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The City in Focus: Monks in the Mission

Mark Coggins | Posted 03.05.2017 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Four monks waiting to cross Mission Street.

The City in Focus: Mission Minion

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.11.2017 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Man crossing Valencia Street in the Mission District with a Minion character piñata.

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 01.30.2017 | San Francisco
Tina Gerhardt

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15 - by Tina Gerhardt If you have biked down...

SF's Prop I Will Kill Plans for an Armory Event Center

Peter Acworth | Posted 09.29.2016 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

I aim to bring back the Madison Square Garden of the West to the people of San Francisco as a matter of right. That is why I am fighting Prop I with everything I have left to fight with. It is bad policy, a mistake for the Mission and a mistake for this city.

Root Division: Staying Positive and Stayin' Alive

JD Beltran | Posted 09.11.2016 | Arts
JD Beltran

An exam room poster (seen during a recent doctor's visit) notes that updated CPR technique requires one to apply rhythmic pressure to the chest while singing "Stayin' Alive" (in your mind, not necessarily aloud)--that specific song apparently guides one to the proper timing and rhythm of effective, life-saving chest compressions.

Man Killed By Cops Left Note Telling Them Not To Blame Themselves

Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suici...

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

Fathom | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

We did it all, and still had time for a few drunk nights catching up in our hotel room (completely necessary for long-distance BFFs). Excuse us while we pat ourselves on the back

Kid Gripes To Top Obama Official: ‘White People Are Taking Over'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.26.2013 | Black Voices

Kids say the darndest things. On a recent visit to Everett Middle School in San Francisco’s central Mission District, Secretary of Housing and U...

San Francisco, a Local's Perspective

Global Yodel | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Forget the Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz and Ghirardelli Square. We're taking you on a local's tour of San Francisco.

San Francisco's Ultimate Farm-to-Table Sandwich (VIDEO)

GloboMaestro | Posted 03.09.2013 | San Francisco


Mission-Based Movie May Be The City's Next Great Noir

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.23.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco is the city that birthed noir. When Dashiell Hammett did the bulk of his detective writing during the 1920s, he used his adopted hom...

Biking the Bay: "Pedicabs Will Be a Part of SF Culture"

Zach Dean | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Clipping along through the crisp night air, comfortably cozy under a provided blanket, we experienced some San Francisco magic in a Pedicab. This was certainly the way to travel!

Guess Which Neighborhood Is America's (Second) Most Hipster?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco

It's official: San Francisco's Mission District is the second best neighborhood in the country for hipsters. This proclamation was made by Forbes m...

Occupy May Day Protests Yields 'Pop Up Encampment' In Zuccotti Park

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* Organized labor rejects call for general strike * Protests in Chicago, San Francisco * New York police report white po...

Phony Doctor Who Flushed Liposuction Fat Now Faces Sex Crimes Charges

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco

A second victim has come forward in the strange case of a San Francisco man who posed as a cosmetic surgeon and administered a series of bizarre medic...

Media of the Month

Glen Helfand | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

As our intake of media becomes increasingly isolated -- downloaded rather than through interpersonal exchange -- there is equally a sense that we can create rituals that bring people together to share interests and ideas.

The New Neighborhood Is in the City

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Suburbs are so twentieth century -- this is the metropolitan century in which large urban areas are flourishing economically and socially.

A Progressive Decade in the Balance

Chris Daly | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Chris Daly

The struggle for the soul of San Francisco hit a crescendo in the Mission District with renters, artists, and non-profits pushing back against the forces of displacement. Over the next decade, the City would witness a renaissance of progressive reforms.

Dan Hoyle's Play, The Real Americans, Is a Must-See

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dr. Jim Taylor

Last night, I saw Dan Hoyle's one-man play, The Real Americans, at the Marsh Theater in the Mission district of San Francisco. It was nothing short of brilliant: unsettling, poignant and hilarious.

Levi's Print Workshop In The Mission

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Piers Fawkes

As part of their workwear promotion, jeans maker Levi's have started a series of workshop programs to engage the local communities. It's part of the c...

Q&A: Peter and Benjamin Bratt discuss 'La Mission'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As they sit next to each other in a hotel suite for a recent press day, actor Benjamin Bratt and his brother, writer-director Peter Bratt, seem eager ...

10 Best Places for Donuts Across the Country

Andrew Knowlton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrew Knowlton

No culture can top the gut-busting pleasure of the American donut. It's the latest iconic food to undergo a renaissance; here are our picks for the best classic and newfangled donut purveyors across the country.

Reflections on the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 20 Years Later

Art Agnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Agnos

When a disaster hits, it is too late to put your best people in charge of planning and preparation. That's not the place for soft political patronage.