Poet, retiring translator, and editor for El Tecolote , a community newspaper within San Francisco’s Mission District, Alfonso Texidor 66, began his journey in the slums of San Juan, Puerto Rico before his family migrated to New York. As a self defined revolutionary, he spent his time being involved with several advocacy organizations before […]
Hola Familia! There was great news this past week. 24th Street is now designated as the Latino Cultural District in San Francisco. The resolution was voted on by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. I am excited for this breakthrough in the fight against gentrification, and I am looking forward to more progressive news that will […]
Hola Familia! I know I have been gone for a while, but I am back with some exciting news! I am currently working on a story with the San Francisco Chronicle on a project they call 24 on 24th. The purpose of the project is to tell 24 stories( ranging from people, businesses, and […]
This short film highlights Mission artist Carlos Barón as he shares his thoughts about the rapid gentrification taking place in the Mission District.
Here is a photo I wanted to share from an event I covered last weekend in Oakland called ” The Collide”. I thought it was a great action shot that exuded great emotion. Enjoy!
I cannot believe that it has been four months already. The first time I learned that I would have to report on a neighborhood that I didn’t know, I was terrified. I was new here in the city, and I hardly knew anyone at my new school let alone a new neighborhood, but I knew […]
Ellis Act eviction Graph On a sweltering Saturday morning, local Mission residents peek out of their windows, as they hear the chant “Aqui estamos y no nos vamos” (We are here, and we are not leaving ).These were the voices of more than 400 local residents and supporters who participated in a community-organized anti-eviction […]
Bright lights and live holiday music set the stage for a charming and diverse cast of over 70 people during the rehearsal of the musical “La Posarela.” “La Posarela,” now in its fifth year, will be presented at Brava Theater on Sunday, Dec. 8. It is a combination of the Mexican tradition of Posadas and […]
Afro-Cuban group “Siete Potencias” performed at the Mission Cultural Center Theater,Friday,Nov. 15,and are continuing the fun, while they are still in town, by holding a dance workshop at the ODC Dance Commons, Nov. 30. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This group hails from the eastern region of Cuba known as “Oriente.” They represent the Afro-Cuban […]
At the age of 15, while at summer camp, a young Chilean boy would have an experience that would change his world forever. “The first day I saw it I didn’t stop, but the next day I had to stop. I felt it call my name.” Since then, Carlos Baron, a longtime Mission performance arts […]