Once the venue for massive shows featuring everything from wrestling to rodeos, nowadays the Cow Palace in Daly City plays host to one of the largest food bank sites for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Some 1,200 to 1,500 residents from San Francisco and San Mateo County lineup every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 […]
Hundreds more people than expected showed up for the opening day of the new Mission COVID-19 mobile testing site at Alabama and 19th streets on Thursday. The site, located at the Latino Task Force Resource Hub, will be open for walk-up and appointment testing every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day was […]
The Latino Task Force’s new mobile testing site at 701 Alabama St. entered its second week today with more than 200 people in line by 10 a.m., a sign that the 300 tests it managed to secure from the Department of Public Health would be insufficient. The Department of Health told the Latino Task Force […]
If Charlie Chaplin had been born in Zakatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador, he might easily have looked like Jose Montes, (a plumper version). Montes, who turned 70 on June 28th, has the sweet demeanor, the wise sad eyes, and the off kilter gait of Chaplin. He has now lived exactly half his life in the […]
In a neighborhood that quickly boarded up and felt abandoned by the end of March, it was hard not to wonder what would happen to the Mission District’s large immigrant population. Nannies, construction workers, and small business operators were either unemployed or venturing out to grocery stores, construction sites, or gig economy jobs, praying that […]
At the beginning, I had days where I felt I could not go on, with the worry and hearing about my family in Chicago.
The food lines snake down the street and around the corner, spilling over from one block to the next in San Francisco.