V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi

Writer|Journalist|Poet Style|Travel|Art|the Latino experience|etc. [email protected]

Feb 13, 2017
San Francisco Mission

Then & Now: 5 Classic Movie Palaces Of The Mission District

Take a look back in time at five of the Mission's former, forgotten and enduring movie houses. Read More

Jan 29, 2017
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission Portola

New District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen Talks Affordable Housing, Transit, More

Ronen was sworn in this month as the new supervisor for District 9, which includes the Mission, Bernal Heights, and Portola. Read More

Jan 19, 2017
San Francisco

Where To Eat, Drink, & Give Back In SF As Trump Takes Office

Tomorrow and Saturday, many local restaurants and bars are donating profits to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and more. Read More

Jan 12, 2017
San Francisco Mission

'Gallery Weekend' Pop-Up Connects San Franciscans, Vancouverites Through Indigenous Art

Launching tonight, the temporary gallery will feature the work of contemporary aboriginal artist from Canada. Read More

Jan 10, 2017
San Francisco Mission

10 Under $10: The Best Cheap Eats In The Mission

There's still plenty of good, inexpensive food to be found in this changing neighborhood—if you know where to look. Read More

Jan 04, 2017
San Francisco Mission North Beach SoMa

Goodwill Launches North Beach Store, Prepares To Shutter Downtown Flagship

The new Bay and Powell outlet is now open, while the Van Ness & Mission flagship store is preparing to close in the coming months. Read More

Jan 03, 2017
San Francisco Mission

Souvla Launches Valencia Street Outpost January 16th

100 percent of opening day sales will be donated to the The Women’s Building, located less than a block away. Read More

Dec 27, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Tomorrow: Free Ice Cream At Humphry Slocombe To Sweeten What's Left Of 2016

Humphry Slocombe will be handing out free scoops at their Mission shop tomorrow, as a thank-you to customers. Read More

Dec 22, 2016
San Francisco Mission

How Beauty Salons Are Surviving A Changing Mission District

A sprinkling of Mission District salons have been serving the community for decades. But with changing demographics, they’re struggling to hold on. Read More

Dec 16, 2016
Dec 15, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Mission Restaurants & Bars: 9 New And Upcoming Spots To Try

From omakase sushi to Cuban sandwiches to not one, but two tiny hidden bars, there's plenty to sample in the Mission. Read More

Dec 15, 2016
San Francisco Excelsior

Crimes Of Yesteryear: The House Where Patty Hearst Was Arrested

Police had hunted for the kidnapped heiress for 19 months, before she was finally found in the Excelsior. Read More

Dec 10, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Mission Restaurants: 5 Local Eateries Call It Quits

After 34 years, Pauline's has been around longer than any of the other restaurants that are closing. Read More

Dec 07, 2016
San Francisco

SF Craft Fairs And Marketplaces For Handmade Goods & Holiday Gifting

Get ready for holiday marketplaces that feature vendors offering artisan wares, delicious treats, artwork and more. Read More

Dec 02, 2016
San Francisco Mission Potrero Hill

Public's Help Sought In Finding Mission Hit-And-Run Driver Who Injured Cyclist

Cyclist Dana Cray Fernie, 29, sustained a major concussion in a Tuesday hit-and-run on Potrero Avenue, and her friends are hoping the public can track down the vehicle. Read More

Nov 30, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Muralist Amanda Lynn Brings Fiercely Feminine Focus To Public Spaces

Amanda Lynn moved to the Mission on December 31, 1999, and has been adorning local buildings with bold, fantastical art ever since. Read More

Nov 26, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Church Street Jeweler 'Fiat Lux' Moves To The Mission

After more than five years in a tiny shop at Church and Market, the local jewelry maker has moved to 16th and Guerrero. Read More

Nov 18, 2016
San Francisco Inner Sunset

Western Relics Photo Exhibition Bridges Inner Sunset, Southeast Asia

The exhibit's opening features images captured in Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and Bangladesh—plus live DJs and beer. Read More

Nov 16, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Then And Now: 24th & Mission

We juxtaposed historical photos of 24th and Mission with current shots, to show how the neighborhood has changed over the years. Read More

Nov 13, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Cocktails To Drink Now: 3 Mission Bartenders On Their Favorite Fall Sips

We spoke to three Mission bartenders about the new fall drinks that will get you in a cozy mood for the season. Read More

Nov 07, 2016
San Francisco Embarcadero

Retailer 'Rule #5' Brings Pop-Up Shop To Embarcadero BART

Commuters can now do a little holiday shopping on the way to and from the office. Read More

Nov 04, 2016
San Francisco Mission

'Bob's Burgers' Mural At Rhea's Cafe Pays Homage To Show's SF Roots

The mural of Bob and Linda Belcher, at 20th and Bryant, is a tribute to the hit animated show's origins in the Mission. Read More

Nov 02, 2016
San Francisco Mission

Help Find Sticky, The Mission's Missing Bearded Dragon

The bearded dragon's owner, who lives in the Mission, is hopeful that he's hiding out in the area and can still be found. Read More