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  1. Good humor flows at Mission District family wineryRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2017 | Mission Local

    Behind a roll-up door on a squat industrial building on Potrero Street is a family winery. At once unorthodox and deeply traditional, family name on the sign is not French or Italian like wine aficionados might expect, but rather Georgian.

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  2. Mission High heads to state championshipRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2017 | Mission Local

    It first looked as though it was going to be easy. And then it wasn't. One thing was clear, though: Nothing was going to keep the Mission High boys basketball team from making history.

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  3. Elixir Bar: A Deep Fount of Mission HistoryRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2017 | Mission Local

    When you grab a drink at Elixir on 16th and Guerrero streets, you might not know you're inside the city's second-oldest saloon, running since 1858. On Saturday, boozehound historians of the E Clampus Vitus association will reveal a historic plaque at Elixir denoting its venerated status.

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  4. Health Food Delivery Service Moves into Former Mission McDonald'sRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2017 | Mission Local

    A fryer that once churned out fast-food potato fries will now be producing sweet potato fries made with organic, sustainably sourced palm oil. After being shuttered for two years, the site of an erstwhile McDonald's on Mission Street near 16th Street has become an all gluten-free catering service called Mealmade, with options for paleo, keto, vegan and other health-conscious eaters.

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  5. Aztec New Year Returns for 10th Year at City CollegeRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2017 | Mission Local

    This Saturday will round off a decade in which the Mission's City College of San Francisco has hosted the annual Aztec New Year celebration, founded by a group of former students determined to share the teachings of their indigenous ancestors with the community. In light of President Donald Trump's recent anti-immigration policies that have instilled fear in immigrant communities across the nation, the organizers of the 10-year-old event say its existence has only grown in significance.

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  6. Iranian Musicians Star at SF's Red PoppyRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2017 | Mission Local

    The ban has affected the musicians directly. Akhavass' sister, a painter, was recently accepted by universities in Portland and Chicago "but because of this ban she cannot come," said Akhavass.

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  7. Good Food Advocate Shakirah Simley Bids Bi-Rite FarewellRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2017 | Mission Local

    As Community Program Manager at Bi-Rite Market, Shakirah Simley married her passion for "good food" and social justice, helping to nourish San Francisco's underserved communities. On Tuesday, Simley announced her departure from the health-food market after five years and on Thursday, she celebrated her farewell at the Women's Building on 18th Street.

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  8. SF Mission Church Offers Sanctuary to Undocumented Community MembersRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | Mission Local

    The Mission's Episcopal Church of St. John's the Evangelist on Wednesday joined a number of churches in the San Francisco area and beyond in vowing to protect their immigrant community from deportation. "We've given sanctuary to many over the years," said father Richard Smith, St. John's vicar, to a group of some 50 community members gathered in front of two red doors marking the entrance of the church at 15th and Julian streets.

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  9. SF's Mutiny Radio Laughs to Stay AfloatRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | Mission Local

    Mutiny Radio, at the edge of the Mission District, plans on being funny - at least for the next five days when it will host and air 25 comedy shows during its 2nd Annual Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival. Tickets for each live show are available for sale at the door at 2781 21st St. and online for $10 apiece.

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  10. Two-Year Anniversary of Police Shooting Sees No Charges Against OfficersRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2017 | Mission Local

    None of the officers involved in fatal confrontations with some 40 civilians shot and killed at the hands of San Francisco police since 2000 has stood a criminal trial. "In modern day history, not a single San Francisco police officer involved in a fatal shooting of a civilian has faced criminal charges," said Max Szabo, a spokesperson for the District Attorney's office, which is tasked with deciding whether officers should be criminally charged for shootings.

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  11. The Secret Gardner Behind SF's Street EtchingsRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2017 | Mission Local

    Like any youngster faced with a patch of freshly poured cement on a city street or sidewalk, the young street artist felt the call to etch something into the empty wet canvass. But a habit, or arguably an obsession, is precisely what it became.

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  12. Accelerator Fund Will Help Add Affordable Housing in SFRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | Mission Local

    Four more apartments are about to be preserved as affordable housing by a Mission District nonprofit - and now the city is rolling out an innovative loan program to help nonprofits acquire 1,500 more units in the coming five years. When the building went on the market, "Everything seemed really bleak and scary," said Emily Kurland, a teacher who lives in the building 3800 Mission Street that the Mission Economic Development Agency is about to acquire.

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  13. After Nearly 2 Decades Kinetic Sculptor Will Close SF Mission StudioRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | Mission Local

    Growing up next to an amusement park may have inspired Carl Pisaturo's life-long fascination with light and motion - but the Mission District is where the "lumino-kinetic" sculptor found an affordable space to transform scientific concepts into art. After seeing rents triple and arts organizations drop one by one in a gentrifying- Boston in the 80s, Pisaturo said he moved to the Mission in the early 90s and found a refuge.

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  14. SF Planning Rules Swirl with Sewage to Clog Affordable Housing PipelineRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2017 | Mission Local

    All it takes to delay an affordable housing project in San Francisco is $578 and filling out a simple form. Take the case of the affordable housing project at 2060-2070 Folsom Street, where one neighbor's list of complaints - including one about sewage and flooding - could stall the project for as long as six months.

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  15. St. Charles Borromeo School, Long a Part of SF Mission History, Will CloseRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2017 | Mission Local

    After 129 years in operation in the Mission, St. Charles Borromeo School at 3250 18th St. will suspend operations in June, citing low enrollment and an inability to meet an expensive construction budget for outstanding seismic retrofit work. "There has been a steady declination over the last five years and it's been really dramatic over the last three years," said Michael Brown, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

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  16. Dozens of Mission District Stores Shutter on A Day Without ImmigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Mission Local

    While most stores in the Mission District remained open Thursday, dozens made it clear on handmade signs taped to shuttered storefronts that they were willing to forgo profits for a day to show support for the immigrant community. The closings were part of a nationwide protest, A Day Without Immigrants, meant to underscore the importance of the country's more than 40 million foreign-born residents who represent more than 13 percent of the population.

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  17. Revamped Day Laborer Center to Provide More Support to Immigrant WorkersRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | Mission Local

    Some 40 people gathered on a sliver of sidewalk outside of the Immigrant Worker Power Center at 3358 Cesar Chavez St. to celebrate the center's reopening following heavy renovations Thursday morning. The center has served as a hub for organizing work in the workers and immigrant rights movements and as a vocational training facility, and houses the 25-year-old collective of immigrant workers known as the San Francisco Day Laborer Program and Women's Collective.

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  18. Tent Residents Booted Without Notice Or Shelter, in Violation of City OrdinanceRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2017 | Mission Local

    Despite a city ordinance that gives homeless campers 24 hours to move and mandates that they be connected with a shelter alternative, police maintain the right to move encampments at their own discretion. Two long-term homeless encampments that existed just a street apart from each other have been cleared since Sunday, one by police in a virtual sweep and the other by city homeless agencies in a three-week resolution process that included finding an alternative for the campers.

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  19. The Swan Who Feeds and Cares for SF's PigeonsRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | Mission Local

    John Ratliff reaches into the pocket of his jacket and says, "This is my latest project," and he pulls out a young pigeon. It rests on his hand momentarily and it extends its tattered wings outward.

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  20. State Pols Move to Protect Immigrant Tenants from Deportation ThreatsRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | Mission Local

    State Assemblymember David Chiu and several colleagues have put forward legislation that would bar landlords from using a tenant's immigration status to intimidate them into leaving. He and other state and local lawmakers and community leaders announced the proposal San Francisco's Mission District, at the Mission Neighborhood Community Centers building on Capp Street.

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