El Tecolote (which means "The Owl") has chronicled every bit of change in the Mission since it was first published 40 years ago. In those 40 years, the newspaper has amassed a staggering photo collection of the political, cultural and social changes that have swept the neighborhood, which they are putting on glorious display in "Imagining the Mission: Pasado, Presente, Futuro" at the Mission Cultural Center this month.
The photos, taken by past and present El Tecolote staff as well as local kids, show a community forging a strong identity that has become a truly unique and inextricable part of this ever-changing city.
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Photo via the Mission Cultural Center's website.