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Video: Piñata Politics

Chris Sanchez

December 1, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQ1gwpv7OM&feature=youtu.be   San Francisco based artist Romeo Gilberto Osorio has been making piñatas for 20 years. Requests from his customers range from cartoon characters to superheroes. But lately the demand for a bushy-haired politician has been...

The city’s flooding hotspots prepare for El Niño

The city's flooding hotspots prepare for El Niño

Carlos Mendoza

November 2, 2015

Stable Cafe's cafe manager, Francisco Garcia, shows how high the water level was during last year's Pineapple Express Storm. Photo by Katie Lewellyn By Carlos Mendoza Francisco Garcia couldn’t sleep. All he had on his mind was the rain and the feeling that his place of work was going to flood agai...

Celebrating the life of a Mission veteran

Alfonso Texidor bridged together the Mission's many communities. On Sunday we celebrate his memorial. Photo by Angelica Ekeke

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

February 7, 2015

Alfonso Texidor bridged together the Mission's many communities. On Sunday we celebrate his memorial. Photo by Angelica Ekeke of El Tecolote A man that didn’t complain -- that is how most people would describe poet, translator and community figure Alfonso Texidor, who died of lung cancer at 68...

Homeless Migration

Alec Fernandes

December 13, 2014

The number of people living on the streets of San Francisco has changed recently. Here is a look, Life in San Francisco can be encapsulated by a single phrase: You get what you pay for. The cost of living has been steadily increasing as young professionals recognize the City by the Bay’s appeal ...

On Silk and Ink

Xpress Mag Staff

April 3, 2014

By Julian Lim Photos by Lorisa Salvatin Only half of the emerald neon sign is on. A grouping of the center letters, which in whole spell out “Mission Cultural Center,” is nearly invisible in the sunset-darkened Mission District of San Francisco. The lobby beneath the sign is empty. A soft rhythmic thud pulsate...

Mission Collective Empowers Eaters

Michelle McKenzie, program director and chef at 18 Reasons, teaches an attendee to correctly chop an onion during a knife skills class at 18 Reasons Cafe in the Mission.

Agnes Mogstad

October 21, 2013

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