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68th annual Greek Food Festival to be in the Mission District

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas
September 16, 2019
Filed under City, Food

The 68th annual Greek Food Festival, hosted by the Annunciation Cathedral, is happening on Friday, Sept. 20 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 22  in the Mission District.  The festival will have Greek food like moussaka, gyros, spanakopitas. Sweet pastries like baklava will be there for after the ...

24th annual Día de Los Muertos altar festival celebrated in the Mission District

David Bjorklund and Ron Hoover participate in the Dia de los Muertos celebration in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif. on November 2, 2018. (J335 / Camille Cohen)

Stephanie R
November 6, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, Life

People gather from all over the bay with their yellow and orange marigold flowers, special meals, pictures and festive decorations to the annual Día de Los Muertos altar viewing in San Francisco’s Mission District. On Friday, Nov. 2, people arrived at Garfield Square for the annual Día de Los Muertos festival wit...

Activist opens cafe for civic engagement in Mission District

Activist opens cafe for civic engagement in Mission District

Marissa Perry
October 31, 2018
Filed under Latest, Life

Where do you physically go to become a better citizen? This is the question that owner Manny Yekutiel had in mind when he created his gathering space. Manny’s is a social gathering space where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a pastry and learn something new all at the same time. This location is...

Hundreds march in solidarity to avoid gentrification in Mission District

Hundreds march in solidarity to avoid gentrification in Mission District

Marisol Cabrera Deveshen Veerasamy
January 26, 2018
Filed under News

On Thursday afternoon, Mission Street was shut down for a few hours for a March to peacefully protest gentrification. The “March for Mission” which started at 20th and Mission Streets brought together local volunteers and organizations to send a message to City Hall that their voice needs to be he...

Immigration agents search Mission District home for suspect

Mitchell Walther
January 27, 2017
Filed under News

Correction: An earlier version of this article neglected to attribute each quote as part of the original SF Examiner article referenced in the first sentence. Attributions have since been added. Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched a Mission District apartment looking ...

Clinic empowers the Mission District community with new mural and free healthcare

Volunteers for Clinica Martín-Baró and members of the community during the unveiling of the community mural that they painted on the side of La Palma Mexicatessen in the Mission District on Saturday March, 5, 2016.  (Aleah Fajardo / Xpress)

Jordan Vail
March 8, 2016
Filed under Life

Before Yakira Teitel was a medical student at UC San Francisco, she was a muralist. When she started volunteering at Clínica Martín-Baró, she wanted to do something that combined her passion for art and her love for her community. Clínica Martín-Baró is an SF State and UCSF student-organized clinic...

Mission District celebrates Día de los Muertos

Mission District celebrates Día de los Muertos

Mike Hendrickson
November 4, 2013
Filed under Life

[set_id=72157637320313043] Every year, the Mission District of San Francisco reserves Nov. 2 to celebrate life through the remembrance of the dead. The Dia de Los Muertos parade, which marches down 24th street, has been celebrated in the city since the 1970s. This year the candlelight procession...

SF District Attorney candidates answer questions from formerly incarcerated students at SF State forum before November election

MJ Johnson
October 2, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, Life, News

Tears filled Elisabeth Ocampo’s eyes and her voice began to quiver, but she persisted in her question to three seasoned lawyers currently running for district attorney in San Francisco.  Ocampo, a formerly incarcerated undergraduate student at SF State, rushed to the microphone to voice her opposition ...

Planning Commission advances overnight parking program

Planning Commission advances overnight parking program

Lance Tisuela
September 3, 2019
Filed under City, Latest, News

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously advanced a project to provide those living in their vehicles long-term overnight parking, social services and sanitization stations at a lot across from Balboa Park BART Station. The project site, a Muni parking lot located at 2340 San Jose Av...

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Mason Bissada
May 7, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Image by Charlie Lyons-Pardue via Flikr.    For many Los Angeles Dodgers fans living in San Francisco, rooting for the SoCal baseball team can be divisive particularly in a city with famed rivalry and hatred for said team. However, there is one sports bar in the Mission District where Dodg...

Declining Latino population in Mission inspires street fair, aims to retain culture

Isidro Fajardo, artistic director and choreographer of the dance group Bolivia Coraz—n de AmŽrica, talks to another dancer after their performance at the 15th annual Mission Neighborhood Centers Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday May 4. (CARLY WIPF/Golden Gate Xpress)

Carly Wipf
May 7, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Isidro Fajardo, artistic director and choreographer of the dance group Bolivia Corazón de América, talks to another dancer after their performance at the 15th annual Mission Neighborhood Centers Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday May 4.   On Saturday, May 4, Mission Neighborhood Centers held its...

SF Port Commission approves Navigation Center plan

The location of SF Mayor London Breed's proposed Navigation Center in the Embarcadero of San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Natalia Pourazar
April 30, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

The location of SF Mayor London Breed's proposed Navigation Center in the Embarcadero of San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, April 8, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/Golden Gate Xpress) The San Francisco Port Commission voted in favor of the controversial Navigation Center along the Embarcadero waterfront on April 2...

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