Mission District

6:11pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age

Audrey DIlling

A couple on an evening stroll down Valencia Street comes to a stop outside Lost Weekend Video. They’re peering in through the big front window.

“I wanted to check it out because I haven’t seen a video store in a long time,” says Abel Martinez. “These days I watch a lot of pirated movies.”

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1:19pm

Tue February 17, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Marie Jessa Arlantico, 16, measures and marks a piece of wood for a frame as Osheanna White, 17, watches
Laura A. Oda / Bay Area News Group

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Some bicyclists hardheaded over bill that would require helmets // SF Gate

“Getting a helmet onto a grown-up bicyclist’s head isn’t a no-brainer, even though the saving of brains is the idea.

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5:13pm

Mon February 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Oree Originol: An artist honors black and brown lives

Artist OREE ORIGINOL's artwork on display on the corner of 24th and Byrant in the Mission.
Todd Whitney

If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others. 

They are plastered across building walls, store windows, and telephone polls by their creator, Oakland based artist Oree Originol. The simple black and white posters are meant to honor the lives of unarmed black and brown people who have who have been killed.

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6:05pm

Mon August 18, 2014
Education

A survey of Mission District families tries to discover why kids are falling behind

Amelia Martinez and Elizabeth Montiel hit the streets to survey Mission residents
Melanie Young

With the start of a new school year, families all around San Francisco are sending their children off with hopes for a good year and a bright future. But according to Carolina Guzman with the nonprofit Mission Economic Development Agency, or MEDA, children in the Mission District struggle on every rung of the education ladder. She says half the children entering kindergarten aren’t prepared to learn.

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9:20pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 1/30/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Dance Brigade's "Hemorrhage" despairs over local, global crises

  

Angered by evictions, Google buses, NSA spying and "climate change"? Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday on KALW, is Krissy Keefer, artistic director of San Francisco's all-women performance troupe Dance Brigade. The company's current production, Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope & Despair, uses the Mission District and its eviction epidemic as a backdrop to explore local, regional and world crises – global warming, war, genocide, attacks on women and on San Francisco’s cultural core. Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope & Despair, plays at Dance Mission Theater through February 8.

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