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Trouble bubbling again at former Fizzary location?

The alleged Mission Street gambling den that Capp Street Crap reported on extensively last year appears to have returned. According to a Mission Local article that cites unnamed neighbors, the same gambling operation that ran out of the former site of The Fizzary soda shop at 2949 Mission St. is back and using the Lilac […]

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Man arrested following series of early morning fires (updated)

UPDATE 12/5/16: Police have released the name of the man they say is responsible for a recent string of arson fires around the Mission. Michael Boyle, 41, of San Francisco, was arrested near 19th and Florida streets at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 18, and believed responsible for 11 arson fires in the Mission and […]

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20th Street space up for lease, Rodger’s coffee has gone cold

Rodger’s Coffee and Tea, the Mission coffee shop owned by a man who claims to have come up with by-the-cup brewing, has closed its doors. While there used to be a sign in a front window reading “the original one cup at a time,” one now advertises Rodger’s space, at 20th and San Carlos streets, […]

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Activists take traffic safety campaign to Valencia Street (updated)

UPDATE 10/16: SF Transformation tells me the Valencia Street barriers have been removed but that the group will continue its efforts at that location and others. “We and our members demand immediate action from the SFMTA to replace the protected bike lanes they removed with infrastructure as good or better,” SF Transformation wrote in an email. “People […]

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Street signs now on 24th Street marking it a “Latino Cultural District’

Visitors to 24th Street in the Mission may notice a new addition to the business-lined corridor: street signs aimed at raising awareness of the neighborhood’s cultural history. On Tuesday, city crews hung signs reading ‘Calle 24 Latino Cultural District” along the stretch of 24th between Mission and Potrero streets, the latest in ongoing efforts by […]

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2005 Capp Street fire, one of the deadliest in recent city history

Mirtha Estrada lost everything the day she jumped from her third-story window in 2005. Everything except, surprisingly, her life. Smoke had filled her apartment and she yelled for help before plummeting three stories to the sidewalk. According to an account of her ordeal written by a local non-profit, Estrada spent months recuperating at San Francisco […]

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Going with the flow: Former Clothes Contact becoming an upscale yoga studio

The former Clothes Contact, which used to sell clothes by the pound, is changing into something skimpier. After sitting vacant for at least a year, 473 Valencia St. is under construction and poised to become an upscale yoga studio called Love Story Yoga. Mehrad Eslami, vice president of Cocore Development Group, the construction management/general contractors for […]

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Dramatic crash leaves woman critically injured

A woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries late Thursday afternoon after an SUV hit her and six or seven parked cars before flipping over, police said. Authorities arrested a 51-year-old man following the collision, which happened on Mission Street near 15th just after 4 p.m. The 62-year-old victim was getting into her car when the SUV struck her, […]

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Popular sea turtle mural defaced again

UPDATE 2 p.m.: Artist fnnch said via Twitter that the tagger who has repeatedly targeted his art is someone calling themselves “H.C.” “Asked around but no legit writers know who he/she is,” he said. ORIGINAL POST: A Mission mural that was tagged earlier this year with the words “Latino art only” has been targeted again. […]

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Naan-plussed: Indian chain moving into old Minako sushi space

Once on track to reopen as a soup-centric restaurant, the tiny Mission Street space that was once Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant is becoming a Naan ‘N’ Curry. Signs have already gone up for the Indian and Pakistani chain restaurant at 2154 Mission St., and it looks to be opening soon. A visit early this week found […]

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