Mission District

Refuse Fascism moves to oust Trump with more protests

November 5, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered onto the few stairs within San Francisco’s Union Square for a protest. It was a usual sunny, crisp autumn Saturday afternoon with people breezing in and out of the square — and even the police officers, there to assure safety, looked relaxed. And so the protest, organized by Refuse Fascism, an ...

Apparel Design lecturer inspires with new boutique in the Mission

February 16, 2016 Life

[slideshow_deploy id=’70589′] Inside a bright studio boutique in the Mission, Danette Scheib leans across her design table and a spool of plaid fabric. Tugging at loose threads, she straightens for a moment and begins to wonder aloud if the material might be stretchier than she remembered. Perhaps, too stretchy for a high-waisted pant. The design ...

Art professor takes stand against BART censorship

November 3, 2015 Life 1 Comment

Bustling commuters escalated out of the underground BART station at 16th and Mission streets to come face to face with four intricately woven tapestries taped to the plaza’s walls. Some continued walking, while others paused, entranced by the artwork. Victor De La Rosa, associate professor in the school of art at SF State, is the creator of the tapestries for ...

SF State student’s death deemed suspicious by police

August 12, 2015 News

Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old SF State student who died at a residential hotel in the Mission District early Sunday morning. Jesse Stanton, the clerk of the medical examiner, confirmed that the body was of San Francisco resident Melanie Olivieri, who died at the scene at 6:53 a.m. Olivieri attended SF State as a ...

Cinco de Mayo day of celebration for Bay Area

May 6, 2015 Life

Among the crowd gathered around the south end stage on 24th and Valencia streets Saturday, three bleary-eyed teens in multicolored ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches swayed their arms and hips to the live music playing at the Mission Neighborhood Center’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival. Erick Arguello, who has been living in the Mission for ...

Bomb threat in Mission revealed to be hoax

March 1, 2015 News

San Francisco police and bomb squad responded to a bomb threat on Bartlett Street between 22nd and 23rd streets in the Mission District Friday evening. The bomb squad discovered a suspicious package described as a pipe and wires on Bartlett Street at 7:50 p.m., according to police. After determining there was no threat, officers reopened ...