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  1. Developments in development: Slice of the pieRead the original story

    May 21, 2017 | Mission Local

    A source started an interview with me this week by saying "well, the planet is on fire, but otherwise fine." So if you're feeling firehosed by national-level bombshell coverage and haven't had time to keep up with all of the details of what's happening, here is the big news: San Francisco lawmakers about how much affordable housing developers should be required to include when they build.

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  2. The Sweep Report: When the cleaning crews fail to show upRead the original story

    May 20, 2017 | Mission Local

    A group of some 15 people living underneath the 101 freeway underpass at Brannan and Division Streets say they were "stood up" by Public Works cleaning crews who first instructed them to clear their encampment temporarily for a routine cleanup and then failed to appear for the actual cleaning, according to some of the encampment's residents. "We worked through the night to get this ready so that we would be abiding by what they wanted and they left us hanging and basically made us feel stupid," said Couper, a resident of the encampment who on Friday afternoon lugged her belongings from the parking lot of a fitness gym near the intersection back onto the Division Street adjacent sidewalk.

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  3. Art Notes: one space, two galleries: Ratio 3 and CapitalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Mission Local

    The door to Ratio 3 opens from Mission Street, near McDonald's, offering a juxtaposition of art and urban pop. Flow through the gallery and another door connects to Capital, a three-month old gallery with an entrance on Lilac Alley.

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  4. Threatened with closure, UCSF youth health center finds new homeRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | Mission Local

    Imperiled by a loss of funding and an expiring lease, a year of uncertainty about the future of the New Generation Health Center ended this week with relatively good news for its staff and patients - the clinic will continue its operations, but at a new and much smaller location across the street. Come September, New Generation will move into the 2500 18th St. facility near Potrero Avenue that is owned and operated by the At its current location nearby at 625 Potrero Ave., the clinic for some two decades has offered youth and young adults from the Mission and other southern neighborhoods access to the city's reproductive health care system.

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  5. SF Grocery Outlet security guard fired over racial profiling incidentRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | Mission Local

    An encounter on Mother's Day between a shopper at the recently opened Grocery Outlet at 1245 South Van Ness Ave. and a security guard employed to safeguard its premises ended with the latter being fired. The shopper, Mission resident and local artist and activist Amos Gregory, alleges that he was racially profiled and threatened by a security guard employed by the store while standing in the discount grocer's parking lot on Sunday afternoon.

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  6. Firefighters' documentary of Gartland blaze offers history and tributeRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | Mission Local

    Some San Franciscans remember a time when the corner of 16th and Valencia streets was a graveyard. Memorials filled the empty pit and the walls to commemorate the estimated 14 people who perished in a fire at the Gartland Hotel on the night/morning of December 12, 1975.

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  7. Local rapper Rappin' 4-Tay arrested in SF MissionRead the original story

    May 12, 2017 | Mission Local

    Police confirmed the arrest of San Francisco rapper Anthony Forte , better known by his stage name, Rappin' 4-Tay, following a Mission Local reader's report that alleged Forte to be the suspect in an attempted home invasion on Wednesday morning. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that police responded to a call at 5:18 a.m. on May 10 of "someone trying to break into someone's house on a unit block of Woodward Street," between Valencia and Mission streets at 14th Street.

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  8. Tempers flare at a meeting where local owners propose housingRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Mission Local

    Angry neighbors confronted a group of landowners and an architect proposing a five-story,17-unit building at 24th and Capp streets in a meeting Monday night that lasted nearly two hours and ended with few clear conclusions except that neighbors want more affordable housing on the corner. The building proposed for 3230 24th St. must squeeze into a narrow, triangular lot, currently home to eight parking spaces and walls full of murals.

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  9. Local organizations seek resources to stabilize Latino, immigrant familiesRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Mission Local

    At a meeting Monday night, service providers for the city's Latino and immigrant populations said fear of deportation and family de-stabilization have risen while the resources to deal with both have diminished. "Our attorneys are doing quasi-social work," said Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, executive director of the Mission-based Central American Resource Center or CARECEN, a nonprofit that provides immigration legal services to low-income Latino immigrants.

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  10. Developments in development: SF a top builderRead the original story

    May 7, 2017 | Mission Local

    This is a fascinating statistic that I'm sure will be interpreted two ways. On one hand, how can San Francisco be slow at building housing when we're actually leading the state? On the other hand, California's housing production is so abysmally slow that byzantine San Francisco, home of the years-long planning process, is beating the competition.

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  11. SF promises a dedicated patrol to monitor temporary homeless shelterRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Mission Local

    A temporary homeless shelter open its doors at 1515 South Van Ness Ave. in the coming months, and on Thursday night city leaders responded to a multitude of questions and concerns by making promises that include a dedicated police patrol. "My neighbor's car has been broken into six times in four months," said a woman who lives nearby the vacant lot where the Navigation Center will open.

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  12. Shop Local Disrupted: San Francisco Mission's depression era faceliftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Mission Local

    In our occasional series, Shop Local Disrupted, we are taking a look at how e-commerce is changing retail in San Francisco. To offer some historical perspective, this piece looks back at a Mission Street revived during the country's worst economic crisis.

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  13. Independent ISP will bring gigabit fiber internet service to the MissionRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | Mission Local

    In an increasingly connected world and a tech-savvy city, independent internet service providers are the ones leading the way to ultra-high-speed connectivity. Sonic, one of California's largest independent providers, will begin this summer to roll out Gigabit fiber in the Mission and surrounding neighborhoods.

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  14. Notorious landlord Anne Kihagi fined millions by cityRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | Mission Local

    According to reports from the San Francisco Chronicle , a landlord notorious for using both legal and illegal means to evict long-term tenants in properties she acquired in San Francisco and Los Angeles has been fined $2.4 million by a San Francisco judge: The judge's tentative decision also voids pending evictions, including at 1135-1139 Guerrero St., where Kihagi is in the process of evicting several elderly tenants. The ruling bars the landlord from having contact with past, present or future tenants.

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  15. Taqueria La Cumbre celebrates 50 years in the MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Mission Local

    La Cumbre's story began in 1967, when Mexican immigrants Raul and Michaela Duran opened a meat market at 515 Valencia Street, the site of a former vaudeville theater built in 1908. Seeing that blue collar workers needed a substantial yet portable meal, the Durans created what is now known as the Mission burrito- served assembly-line style with rice, beans, meat, cheese, and vegetables, and wrapped in an oversized tortilla.

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  16. Immigrants around the Mission close their businesses for day of protestRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | Mission Local

    On a day workers around the world have traditionally marked as a day to protest for labor rights, immigrants have added their voices, or rather their absence, to make a point. On May 1, or May Day, many around the Bay Area and the Mission closed up shop for a day without immigrants.

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  17. Tenants plead for better regulation of owner-move-in evictionsRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | Mission Local

    Renters want better protections from landlords who say they're going to exercise their legal right to occupy a unit and then turn around and rent the unit to a new tenant at a higher cost. Owner move-in evictions are legal, but tenants say landlords often circumvent the restrictions in place that are supposed to keep them from being used to displace renters paying below market rate.

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  18. Homeless resource center's director bids Mission farewellRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | Mission Local

    After a decade and a half of advocating for the homeless in the Mission and throughout the city, Mission Neighborhood Resource Center director Laura Guzman announced on Monday that she will be leaving her post in pursuit of new endeavors. "I leave my heart in the Mission," wrote Guzman in a Facebook post announcing her departure from the center that she has led since its inception 15 years ago.

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  19. Elbo Room named SF legacy business as owners search for new digsRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Mission Local

    Despite the Elbo Room's impending displacement from its 547 Valencia St. location, its owners plan to stay rooted in the Mission and on Monday the city granted it legacy business status - a possible financial lifeline. "We got officially approved yesterday," said Matt Shapiro, one of the bar's owners, adding that he and co-owner Erik Cantu are currently working with a local realtor to help them find a new home in the Mission.

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  20. Shop local disrupted: The grocery storeRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Mission Local

    Even groceries, among the most location-centric businesses, must now grapple with the demand for delivery in San Francisco. In the Mission, a neighborhood densely populated with grocers of all kinds, that means getting creative, because the cost of doing delivery are high.

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