It isn’t often that Cesar Chavez Elementary in the Mission has out-of-town visitors, but on a recent afternoon school staffer Carlo Solis led a dozen people from as far away as Washington, D.C., across the yard.
As children in the after-school program tossed a rubber ball around beneath a colorful mural of the school’s namesake, Solis offered tips on how to get busy parents to come to school events. Read More
The 24th Street BART station in San Francisco's Mission District was closed for a portion of Friday morning while BART police investigated a stabbing there, a BART spokesman said.
BART police closed the station at 4:43 a.m. Fridayday after a female suspect stabbed a man in the station, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. Read More
16th and Mission streets 1 a.m. Wednesday
A man was assaulted and robbed, police said. The victim was talking on his cellphone when he was struck from behind with an unknown object. As he watched the assailant flee, he realized his phone was gone.
17th and Dolores streets 1:50 a.m. Wednesday Read More
Five firefighters and one resident were injured Sunday morning when a four-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in the Mission district. Read More
Two shootings Saturday injured four people, including a girl, in the Mission district, though police said the incidents appeared unrelated to nearby Cinco de Mayo festivities.While revelers partied in Dolores Park throughout the day, police were called at 5:30 p.m. to Mission and 19th streets, three blocks from the park, were two men were found shot.“It was away from any Cinco de Mayo activities,” police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said. Read More
Two men were arrested on burglary charges after breaking into an apartment building Wednesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
One of the suspects was chased outside by a resident, and the two were seen “tussling on the ground” when police arrived at the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Valencia Street about 8:22 p.m., Shyy said. Read More
The Mission district’s fortress of bondage fetish pornography has become well-stitched into the welcoming fabric of San Francisco, but some in the outside world don’t think it’s so acceptable. Read More
A man was assaulted with a bottle outside a Mission district nightclub early Thursday morning, police said. The 27-year-old was first approached by the two male suspects inside the nightclub in the 3000 block of Mission Street, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. One of the men confronted the victim and words were exchanged, Shyy said. The victim reportedly then walked away. Read More
Fragrant, blended spices make Indian food, from every part of the subcontinent, so compelling and addictive. How often have I marveled at the complexity of a South Indian vegetarian meal, made of the most modest ingredients? How did this highest and most civilized of culinary cultures come about? Who figured out how to make something as fantastic as a dosa? Read More
A crime crackdown at the bustling intersection of 16th and Mission streets has netted 31 arrests since March 27, police said Friday.Most arrests were for narcotics and warrant violations, Mission Station police Capt. Bob Moser said on the station’s website.The intersection, home to BART station plazas, has been a playground for criminals for years. Read More