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Restaurant beat: Cha Cha Cha wants live music

Under new ownership since late fall, Cha Cha Cha is trying something new: live music. The tapas restaurant, at 2327 Mission St., has applied for a permit that would allow Cuban bands to play there several times a month. Irfan Yalcin, who bought the restaurant last year and also owns nearby L’Emigrante and Urban Fish, […]

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Man dead after shooting at 19th and Capp (updated)

UPDATE 3/24/17: Two San Francisco residents have been arrested in the killing of a 44-year-old man in the Mission last week, police said. Jose Mejia-Carrillo, 22, and Alexis Cruz-Zepeda, 23, have charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the shooting of Jorge Martinez, according to Giselle Talkoff, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department. A […]

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“Brown Sugar Factory” debuting on Valencia

Valencia Street’s newest restaurant Brown Sugar Factory is scheduled to open today and Capp Street Crap got a look recently at a draft menu. An employee at the new restaurant, described as Asian fusion, told me yesterday that Brown Sugar Factory should be open for business this afternoon. At 525 Valencia St., the spot was […]

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Report of armed, barricaded person shuts down Valencia (updated)

UPDATE 3/13/17: The incident involving an armed and barricaded suspect that shut down parts of Valencia Street for hours Friday started with a visit from a pest control company, police said. Shortly before 2 p.m., an exterminator and the manager of the building, on the 500 block of Valencia Street, went  to Samantha Helstrom’s second […]

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Bright idea: Roxie Theater’s marquee restored

Things are looking brighter for San Francisco’s oldest cinema. On Sunday, the Roxie Theater turned on its newly restored neon marquee and riser, the culmination of an effort that dates back to 2015. Operations Director Lex Sloan said that while the neon portions of the marquee that read “Roxie” have held out over the years, […]

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True grits: Cajun restaurant about to debut in the Mission

Alba Ray’s, a new Cajun restaurant that’s moved into the former Hapa Ramen space near 19th and Mission streets, is scheduled to open Monday. Workers on suspended scaffolding were busy repairing and painting the exterior of the 2993 Mission St. space over the holiday weekend, while a crew focused on the finishing touches inside. Taking a […]

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Rain delay: New Mission park won’t open until spring

Finding a “park” in parking may not be hard, but transforming one into the other has proven a bit more difficult than expected. Winter rains have delayed the opening date for the Mission’s newest park, once a paid parking lot at 17th and Folsom streets, said Joey Kahn, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Recreation […]

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Wind fells tree on Guerrero, heavy winds to resume

High winds brought down trees all over the city Sunday including this one at 20th and Guerrero streets. According to the National Weather Service, there could be more to come. A storm is supposed to move in tonight and a high wind advisory will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon to evening. [Photos by Johnny]

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Pizza our hearts: Pauline’s is for sale

‘ UPDATE 12/8/16: Friend of Capp Street Crap and volunteer editor Jeff spoke with Pauline’s owner this week who told him that it’s been tough to find affordable employees who care about the craft. She also noted that she is 70 years old and is done after running Pauline’s for 34 years. The good news? She […]

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Giving a damn

Sometime this week, a “giving wall” went up near one of the entrances to the BART station at 16th and Mission streets. As of Friday, it had already collected a few items of clothing. Evidently, there are seven so-called giving walls in the U.S. You can find out more about the project through The Giving Walls […]

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