In late October Michelin announced its highly regarded star selections and the 2018 edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country saw few changes. The nine-county Bay Area now has seven three-star restaurants up from six while New York City lost long-time three star Jean-Georges in Trump Tower thus falling to five star and arguably losing its claim to being the top restaurant town to our region. Chicago's three three-star restaurants would give it 3rd place.
With the 2017 award of a 2nd Michelin star as well as a 4th star by the Chronicle's Michael Bauer just a week later, the Mission's Californios has become one the most celebrated Mexican restaurants anywhere.  Chef Val Cantu, who grew up working in his family's Texas restaurant was also awarded Food & Wine's “Best New Chef” in 2017.  Congratulations to the Californios team for giving our not so humble neighborhood the claim to the best Mexican restaurant in the country!

In the Spring of 2014 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to create the nation’s first “Rescue Row” – a block of Alabama Street that is home to four terrific animal welfare programs. Between 15th and 16th Streets you’ll find:

Animal Care & Control San Francisco: San Francisco's only open door animal shelter that accepts any animal - in any condition - of any temperament, and matches them with loving adoptive families.

The San Francisco SPCA: Founded in 1868, a national leader in saving homeless cats and dogs and working to end animal abandonment.

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue: Changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice.

Northern California Family Dog Rescue: A grassroots-grown, dog rescue organization founded in 2010 to save 800+ family-friendly dogs a year at risk of euthanasia and place them with loving forever families.

Whether you're looking for a pet or would like to volunteer in the service of shelter animals, Rescue Row is ground zero for the compassionate care and adoption of hundreds of pets of all types.


September 28, 2016

at BRAVA Theater

2781 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110

at 6:00 pm

The debate panelists, vying to represent District 9 (Bernal Heights, Mission, Portola, Saint Mary's Park) are as follows:

Joshua Arce

Iswari España

Hillary Ronen

Melissa San Miguel


Topics will include:


  • Small Business issues


  • Youth

  • Affordable Housing

  • Seniors

  • Latino Cultural District


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