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  1. Owner of SF's First Guatemalan Bakery DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mission Local

    Manuel Barrientos, the proprietor of San Francisco's first Guatemalan bakery, was 79 when he died on November 25, but for many, his vigor and dedication to his craft made his age difficult to gauge. When Barrientos was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given just three months to live, it was not his own death that he feared most, but his inability to work, said his son.

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  2. Developments in Development: Take a BreathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mission Local

    It has been a week full of revelations on the housing front, but before I get into that, let's take a moment to consider that rents have dipped, again. At least that is what Also, while fur often flies in the world of San Francisco housing and planning, opponents of market-rate housing and YIMBYs alike were finally able to agree on something.

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  3. Shrunken Mission Project Eliminates Housing UnitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | Mission Local

    What may have been the most expensive development purchase in San Francisco in 2014 - to replace a shuttered auto shop in the Mission District - has eliminated all of its housing units, going from 28 units to none within two years. The parcel at 3140 16th St., the former Superior Automotive shop, was acquired by Mx3 Ventures in 2014 for $8.7 million, or about $350,000 per planned market-rate unit.

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  4. Senior Housing on Shotwell Brings Foes TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | Mission Local

    It was a rare moment of accord at City Hall on Thursday, as activists frequently on opposite sides of San Francisco's housing wars buried their hatchets to jointly support a Mission District affordable housing project contested by its neighbors. The project went before the Planning Commission to seek a height bonus, which would allow it to go to 85 feet in a lot zoned for 65 feet.

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  5. Activists and YIMBYs Clash Over 184-Unit Building on 15th StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | Mission Local

    At a community meeting held Wednesday night, opposition to an eight-story, 184-unit Mission District housing project doubled down insisting that making 25 percent of its units affordable was not enough. "When you come to the Mission and say 25 percent is good, the answer is no it's not," said Rick Hall, an activist, to applause fomr the eight or so activists who attended the 30-person meeting.

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  6. Developments in development: Shifts and UncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 20 | Mission Local

    I must have angered the universe with my last happy-go-lucky, things-are-looking-up column because now there is tension, fear, but most of all uncertainty in the air. By that I do mean the election, but I'm not sure that the election alone is at the center of the unease that seems to have touched the development and real estate world locally.

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  7. Talk of the Mission: A new Mona Caron Mural on 21st St.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | Mission Local

    On Wednesday, November 16th, Mona Caron, the muralist whose work graces walls from Bolivia to Noe Valley was up on some scaffolding painting a mural, her 8th in San Francisco, for Pedal Revolution, the bike shop at 3085 21st St. that doubles as a non-profit job training program for youth. It was a cold day, with a sharp wind blowing from the north.

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  8. In Stunner, City Strikes Down Major Mission ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Mission Local

    In a surprise reversal of its previous decisions, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to delay a major, 157-unit Mission District housing project on South Van Ness Avenue near 26th Street. Supervisor David Campos said he changed his mind at the last-minute and moved to support the appeal and delay the project after hearing "hateful and divisive" comments during the public hearing.

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  9. A Week After Trump, Leftist San Francisco Bookstore Modern Times Closes DoorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | Mission Local

    Today is the bookstore's last day, coming a week after the election of Donald Trump. Ruth Mahaney, who has worked at the shop for 35 years, said closing in the wake of the presidential election was particularly painful.

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  10. Students Protest Trump Presidency Again in SF MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | Mission Local

    Students from high schools around the city and City College of San Francisco gathered at 24th and Mission streets Friday afternoon to protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. Their numbers grew from a few dozen at the plaza to more than 100 as they marched down Mission Street, heading for City Hall.

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  11. Anti-Trump Protesters March on Market, Through MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 9 | Mission Local

    At least 1,500 protesters marched from Powell and Market streets to the Castro Wednesday evening protesting the election of Donald Trump to become the next President of the United States, many of them decrying his extreme immigration policy proposals. At Harvey Milk Plaza, a smaller protest of a few hundred met and joined the march.

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  12. SF Mission Latinos Face Trump Presidency With Resolve, FearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 9 | Mission Local

    In San Francisco's Mission District, the city's Latino neighborhood, the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the White House was met with a mixture of fear, resolve, and a come-what-may attitude. "What happens will happen," said Miguel Gustan, a worker who immigrated from Mexico.

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  13. SF Mission In Suspense over Presidential ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 8 | Mission Local

    At election watch parties around the neighborhood, tension filled the air as results from the nationwide election seemed to indicate a possible Donald Trump presidency. "I'm hoping we survive tonight.

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  14. Strong Early Turnout in SF's Mission DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 8 | Mission Local

    Poll workers in southern Mission District precincts reported today that the early turnout has been strong, with many saying that there were lines when they opened up at 7 a.m. Despite the acrimonious national election, there was a sense of exuberance on the streets where campaign workers proliferated at the edges of the polling stations, handing out literature and talking to voters as they made their way into the polling stations. "We had a pretty heavy rush hour of people going to work," said Sally, a poll worker at Synergy School on Valencia and 25th streets.

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  15. Prop. S Supporters Hope SF Tourism Will Help End Family HomelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 6 | Mission Local

    Lena Johnson was curious to know how much it would cost to rent a "simple studio" in the Mission. So she called a real estate agent who was advertising an apartment on Valencia Street and learned that for that "simple place" a tenant was expected to pay $2500 per month.

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  16. Developer Pitches 184 Units of Group Housing in Mission DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | Mission Local

    A Kansas-based developer has set his sights on the Mission District with a proposal to build an eight-story shared living complex at on the corner of 15th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. The 184-unit project at 1500 15th St., one of the largest planned for the neighborhood, would be only studios, with shared kitchens and lounges on each floor of 10 to 23 units.

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  17. Developers Hope to Squeeze More Units on Mission Affordable Housing SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | Mission Local

    A Mission District-based non-profit housing developer and its partner have won the rights to develop up to 89 units of affordable housing at the corner of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the city announced on Thursday. The site's developers, however, said the 89-unit count was a maximum and could be lowered if too much time or costs is added to the project by pursuing more units.

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  18. Mission Street Blocked as Protesters March Against Housing PropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Mission Local

    More than 150 people marched down Mission Street on Thursday night blocking traffic for two hours from 24th Street to 21st Street as they protested against a slew of November ballot measures that they call anti-housing. "We are five days from the election, and unfortunately on the ballot this year are anti-housing measures like P, U, Q, and R," said Maria Zamudio, an organizer with Causa Justa, referring to measures that change bidding requirements for affordable housing , open up affordable housing to a higher income level , ban tent encampments , and establish neighborhood crime units .

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  19. Attorney for Man Shot by Police in SF Mission Holds Press Conference in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Mission Local

    Activists and a lawyer representing police shooting victim Luis Gongora Pat joined his wife and children at a press conference in Mexico Thursday morning to emphasize the trans-national significance of the shooting. Officers responding to a call about a man swinging a knife arrived on Shotwell Street near 19th Street on April 7 of this year and confronted Gongora Pat, a homeless man who spoke Maya and some Spanish but little English.

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  20. New Housing Units for the Homeless Open on ValenciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Mission Local

    San Francisco's Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing announced Wednesday that 244 new permanent supportive housing units will come online over the next three months - 50 of them in the Mission District. Valencia Street's Crown Hotel, where units came online October 27 and prospective tenants are currently viewing its apartments, is one of three hotels now becoming available to help house people living on the streets and in shelters.

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