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  1. Pokemon Players Invade Mission DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mission Local

    Hundreds of people and their smartphones descended on Dolores Park on Wednesday evening for the first ever San Francisco "Pokemon crawl," a walk from the Mission District to the Embarcadero for players of "Pokemon Go," their booze and Pikachu costumes, and accompanying police escorts. "It's a good time, it's cool, it's a little disorganized," said Don Nguyen, a 30-year-old software engineer dressed in an inflatable panda suit who, for being so visible, was the de facto leader of the march down Market Street.

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  2. LGBT Coalition Slams Ballot Measure Aimed at Homeless EncampmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Mission Local

    Two measures on the November ballot that concern homelessness are just political posturing and offer no solutions, according to a group of LGBT activists who slammed the measures at a Monday morning press conference at City Hall. Primarily at issue was Supervisor Mark Farrell's ballot measure that amends the police code to allow for the removal of homeless encampments if individuals at the camp had been offered an alternative such as housing, a shelter bed, or a bus ticket to shelter.

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  3. Developments in Development: Speculation & NegotiationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | Mission Local

    Wait, hold it, reverse! Even though columnists officially declared an end to the tech boom last week, based in part on a shrinking job market, now there is a report from SiliconBeat that the opposite is about to happen - Of course, these companies are going to hire a bunch of people partly with the purpose of figuring out how to automate jobs and eventually eliminate them, so who knows how long they'll actually keep the employees hired in this three-year burst. I wonder if all us news sites are locked in an unspoken contract to try to hasten the downturn by incessantly speculating about it.

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  4. Displaced Tenants Pick Up Checks, But Many Have Nowhere To GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Mission Local

    Community efforts raised $140,000 to help 67 individuals displaced by a five-alarm fire at 29th and Mission streets last month get back on their feet. The Mission Economic Development Agency dispersed some of that money Friday night at the Salvation Army Community Center at 1156 Valencia St near 23rd street.

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  5. Mission Activists, Newcomers Discuss Ways to Confront Racism in Support of Black Lives MatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Mission Local

    Activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, Mission community organizers and newcomers, many of whom were tech workers, met Wednesday night to discuss ways to confront racial inequality that included collecting data, investing in communities and questioning the diversity within the rank-and-file of tech workers. "What sparked this for me was seeing the number of Facebook posts [following last week's shootings]," said filmmaker and tech worker Michael Morgenstern, one of the organizers of the meeting held at , an art and technology event space at 2665 Mission St. "We wanted to help galvanize people and turn that energy, right now, into long term action and education."

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  6. SF Artist Plans a Mural "The Disruption"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Mission Local

    San Francisco artist and muralist Sirron Norris has launched a fundraising campaign to redo his first-ever mural - a surreal cityscape intertwined with cartoon characters and machines - to be replaced with one that reflects the city's current struggles with inequality and police brutality. He wants the "makeover" to reflect and connect to the city's "current political landscape."

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  7. Mission Resident Helps Found City's First "Birth Center"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Mission Local

    Expecting mothers seeking alternatives to hospitals now have the option to give birth in hot tubs, yoga swings, or queen-sized beds at the San Francisco Birthing Center - an independent, midwife-led facility that simulates a home-like setting under the care of medical professionals. said Julie Birdsong, a Mission resident and one of San Francisco's Birth Center's three founders.

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  8. Mission District Candidates Split on Google Bus IssueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Mission Local

    The so-called Google buses have been protested widely in the Mission District and throughout San Francisco, despite some new evidence that tech workers simply turn to cars when their shuttle routes are interrupted. The city has recently been thinking of changes that could be made to the program , which allows private shuttles to use certain stops city-wide to carry passengers from San Francisco to their workplaces in the South Bay, like Apple, Google, or Facebook.

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  9. Developments in Development: Is it over?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Mission Local

    "And what a boom it was. Was - past tense because it's over. And now jobs and the labor force itself are in decline," Richter writes.

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  10. Play Highlights Mission District Gentrification, Death of ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Mission Local

    It's only natural that the Mission District would respond to its gentrification crisis through theater. Artists and their organizations have been under siege in the increasingly unrecognizable neighborhood, and putting on a play is "a rare opportunity to find humor in front of the somewhat devastating," as its director says.

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  11. Protesters Decry SF Mission Teacher's Eviction at Landlord's Tech OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Mission Local

    Protesters posted in front of the downtown office of a tech company on Thursday afternoon to call out one of its employees who recently purchased a Mission District home and is evicting a teacher and her daugher who live there. Earlier this year, school teacher Michelle Malliet and her daughter were served with an eviction notice for causing a "nuisance" by using gas and electrical appliances in their in-law apartment after Though they had lived without incident in the illegal unit for some eight years, the family was given the notice by Mathieu Verbeeck and Catherine Crevel on March 11 with just three days to vacate their home on 20th and Hampshire streets.

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  12. SF Mission Tech Workers Skeptical Over Proposed "Tech Tax"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Mission Local

    Mission tech workers reacted to a proposal for a tech tax to curb the city's growing inequality with comments ranging from skepticism to wondering why such a tax had not been imposed earlier. Mission-based tech worker Erini Blakey said that while the tax would rightfully "force tech companies to be good citizens," she questioned its efficacy since it targets only companies with payrolls in San Francisco.

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  13. Mission District Candidates Want Safer Roads for CyclistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Mission Local

    In the wake of news late last month that two cyclists were killed by cars in a single day, the mayor and other city officials responded with "outrage" and recommitted to the Vision Zero goal of having no traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024. We asked candidates for District Nine supervisor what they would do to improve safety for cyclists in their district, per a reader-submitted question.

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  14. Artist Remembered as Fierce Fighter Against LeukemiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Mission Local

    After a years-long battle with leukemia, artist Martha A. Rodriguez died on Tuesday, July 5 at 62 years of age. Her vibrant paintings often reflected her struggle with cancer and her desire to continue fighting it.

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  15. Mission District Fire Victims Moved to Housing But Distraught by ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mission Local

    Tenants returning to their buildings last week to retrieve belongings after the five-alarm fire at 29th and Missino streets on June 18. Photo by Lola M. Chavez But despite the city aid, many fire victims said they felt confused and abandoned by city workers who dealt with them after the fire. "We are all confused, wondering what's next for us," said Cristel Guitierrez, who lived in the Graywood Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel above the 3300 Club.

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  16. Homeless Families, Often Invisible, Take Shelter in SF MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mission Local

    Some of the city's least visible but hardest hit homeless people take refuge at an inconspicuous shelter in the Mission District, where roughly 10 of the city's thousands of homeless families can stay for several months at a time. "Here, they treat you like family," said one mother, Karen, who has stayed at the shelter since March.

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  17. Property of San Francisco Homeless Routinely Disappeared by CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mission Local

    Despite a large number of well-publicized sweeps and routine cleanups of homeless encampments throughout the city, records on file with the Department of Public Works show that city cleaning crews only picked up and preserved the personal belongings of 23 homeless people over a six-month period. freeway underpasses have been ordered dismantled by the city.

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  18. High Rents Keep SF Homeless on the Street, Various Ties Keep Them HereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mission Local

    Many people living on the streets know that the only exit from homelessness is finding a home. But in a city with exorbitant rents, that becomes trickier than simply getting a job and submitting an application.

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  19. New San Francisco Law May Help House Fire VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Mission Local

    At the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation that would create a preference category for tenants displaced by fire so that when they apply for affordable housing, they receive priority over other applicants. "We need to do more," Wiener said.

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  20. "I much rather be homeless than a victim of domestic violence." - QueenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Mission Local

    This story originally appeared on Stories Behind the Fog, a collection of narratives from homeless individuals, in their own words. This is Queen's story - she stays in a shelter in the Mission District.

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