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2015 Hot 20: Bita Nazarian, Captain of the Ship at 826 Valencia

If Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers are the famous faces of 826 Valencia, executive director Bita Nazarian is not only the wheel that keeps the Mission-based nonprofit working, she's the driving force behind the organization's upcoming expansion. 

The 5 Best Tacos In the Mission

You already know that tacos are your favorite food in the whole world, but did you know that tacos derive their name from explosives used by silver miners in Mexico in the late 1800s?

Property Porn: Peep the $5 Million Home Behind This Mission Mural

No matter how many times you've passed the corner of Bryant and 25th Streets, you may have never guessed what lies behind this loud and proud mural that depicts themes of cultural diversity and peace. Turns out, it's a gorgeous live/work space that your average local artist could likely never afford.

The Amazing Mission Dessert Crawl

The Mission is ground zero for good food these days, and while an epic dinner is paramount to a good night out, we are always ones to save room for dessert. Change things up by walking off your feast and savoring a sweet bite in the neighborhood with these delicious options.

106-Year-Old Roxie Theater Gets a Face-Lift

Armed with a fresh coat of paint and unburdened from decades of trash, the new-and-improved Roxie Theater was unveiled this week. 

The History of Whiz Burger, an LGBT Landmark

Whiz Burger has made a lot of history over its 60 years in business.

Take a Walking Tour of the Mission's Vibrant Street Art

In the neighborhood with the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, the Mission’s cultural heritage may be best viewed through the work of its artists. The alleys here are gateways to discovery, where guerrilla "galleries" weave a colorful tapestry of influences and creative expression.

Street Style: The Men (and Murals) of San Francisco's Mission District

After readers went gaga for our recent look at the dapper men of the Financial District, we crossed town to see how the dudes are stepping out in a very different neighborhood: the Mission. 

Shizen Conquers Vegan Sushi + Ramen in Sleek Digs in the Mission

Vegans of San Francisco may still be shedding a tear over this month’s closure of famed restaurant Millennium. But fear not, tofu-lovers. There’s a new veggie hotspot in town, and it’s offering up one of the city’s most beloved cuisines—Japanese food, ramen included—in fully meatless fashion.

Colorful 1990s Mission on Display at Oakland Museum

Ever wonder what the Mission was like circa 1990, B.T. (Before Tartine)? This month, the Oakland Museum of California is hosting “Mission Scene Moment,” a show that transports us back in time to experience the vibrant community’s music and art of the day (read: pre-gentrification).

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