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  1. One vacant block in SF's Mission reaches back into another eraRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | Mission Local

    Two grey buildings on 23rd Street loom like tombstones across the bright green lawn of Parque Ninos Unidos. The two buildings, which share three addresses between them-3067, 3069 and 3071-are noticeable for their state of disrepair.

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  2. Rolled ice cream shop to open, giving the Mission its 11th ice cream makerRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | Mission Local

    The Mission will soon get a taste of the "rolled" ice cream trend when Rolled Up Creamery and CafA opens inside of V16 Sushi lounge, at 16th and Valencia street, in a month. This will bring the number of ice cream producers in the Mission's 1.5 square miles to 11. Rolled ice cream is made by freezing cream on the surface of a cold metal can, usually with toppings mixed in, then peeling off into thin rolls using a flat-edged metal tool that looks a lot like a paint scraper.

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  3. Bikeshare stations headed to the MissionRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | Mission Local

    A significant cluster of Bay Area Bike Share's new planned stations are in the Mission District, and installation is expected to begin later this month. The expansion will grow the bike sharing program from 700 to 7,000 bicycles around the region.

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  4. New Mission police captain shares vision of "customer-service" oriented policingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Mission Local

    Assigned from the Airport Bureau to one of San Francisco's busiest police districts, new Mission Station Police Captain William Griffin said he anticipates a change of pace and comes equipped with a "customer service" centered lens that he hopes will shape the station to better and more efficiently serve the local community. "I think it's always good to bring new ideas and different perspectives to the things you are doing," said Griffin, who has been on the force for 36 years.

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  5. In one week, Public Works picks up 55,000 lbs of trash, 4,000 needles from encampmentsRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2017 | Mission Local

    Rachel Gordon, spokesperson for the San Francisco Department of Public Works who was clearly frustrated with the number of calls the department is getting said cleaning crews picked up some "55,000 pounds of trash and close to 4,000 needles" over the course of a week in mid-March. "We looked at the top 10 encampments in terms of size, complaints and the time our workers are putting into deep cleaning of areas," said Gordon "I call it deep cleaning, some people call it sweeps."

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  6. Dance Mission Theater Leaps Into New Year With 40th Anniversary ShowRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | Mission Local

    Through four decades, Dance Mission Theater has steadfastly continued producing shows. On January 13th and 14th, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary with politically themed performances that include drumming, ballet, modern dance, song, and even sign language at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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  7. Business Shortfall Could Force DNA Lounge to CloseRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2016 | Mission Local

    The storied DNA Lounge may soon vanish from SoMa if it isn't able to raise funding, closing its doors to the goths, creatives and art-seekers who have escaped into the venue since the early 1980's. After playing a pivotal role at Netscape during the early 1990's, current owner Jamie Jawinski converted his wealth into DNA Lounge to reconcile the tech boom's impact on San Francisco culture, one he viewed as dramatically negative.

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

    Nov 16, 2016 | 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. Lit Crawl Live in SF's MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Mission Local

    SF Chronicle columnists read their most damning critiques at The Chapel. KQED's "A Donde estA mi gente?" is up next.

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  10. Fight for Mission Arts Space Lands on BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Mission Local

    The Mission District's fight to save artists, non-profits, and blue-collar workers has landed on the November ballot, but while local activists and city officials are pushing hard for the measure, urbanists and the city's largest manufacturing group are adamantly opposed. Proposition X, dubbed an initiative for "Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Businesses, and Community Services," would require developers to replace 50 to 100 percent of so-called PDR space - which stands for production, distribution, and repair - in most new projects that tear down light industrial buildings.

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