Velvet Cantina calls out to people from its cozy little corner spot in the Mission district like shiny objects call out to giraffes on a safari. Once you’ve seen it and experienced it, you want to continually go back. In a word, it’s irresistible. Hands down one of the best places to grab a cocktail (and incidentally, the best place to forget you had only intended to stay for happy hour — and here it is closing time). Read More
The Mission Branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Friday will open the library's first "teaching garden" on sustainable urban food growing.
The project was developed in response to Mayor Gavin Newsom's initiatives on healthy food awareness and his promoting the possibility of growing food on unused city land, according to the library. Read More
San Francisco police this morning are investigating a stabbing in The City's Mission District.
Officers were dispatched to 22nd and Bartlett streets at around 1 a.m. to a report of a stabbing, police said.
One man was found wounded and taken to San Francisco General Hospital. The injury was not expected to be life threatening, police said.
A second teenager charged in the assault and robbery of the 18-year-old actor Christopher Borgzinner on a Muni bus pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court.
Fagamalama Pasene, 16, who is being charged as an adult, was arrested with two other teens last week in connection with the assault on Borgzinner on a Muni bus Oct. 5. Read More
Police shot and wounded a 27-year-old man Sunday evening in the Mission District after failing to subdue him with pepper spray and a round from a non-lethal projectile weapon.
The unidentified man, who was armed with a knife, is expected to survive, police said Monday.
New buildings on Mission Street could be more than 50 percent taller than the buildings they replace, under a zoning proposal due to be discussed at a public meeting Tuesday evening.
Height limits along the corridor, between 16th and Cesar Chavez streets, could be increased from 55 feet or 65 feet up to 85 feet under one of several scenarios being considered by the Planning Department. Read More
The ongoing surge of violence in the Mission district continued Sunday night, when a San Francisco man was fatally shot on the corner of Valencia Street and Duboce Avenue. He was the eighth person killed in the neighborhood since Aug. 22. Read More
A candlelight peace march is being held Sunday evening in the Mission district following a wave of violence that has alarmed residents and prompted increased police presence.
Participants plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. at 24th Street and Treat Avenue. The march, which is being hosted by Mission Education Project Inc. and the Lower 24th Street Merchant & Neighborhood Association, is set to begin at 7 p.m. Read More