Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper Opens For Business Today

Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper, that ambitious beekeeping endeavor we’ve been keeping an eye on, is finally set to open — in about half an hour. For hours and more, see here.


HMS Beekeeper: Chronicling the Opening of  New Small Business on off Valencia

Mission Apartment Shortage?

Our buddy Elizabeth Sullivan is vexed:

My lil’ sis is moving here from Brooklyn and we’ve been mystified by the 1 or 2 (only) listings on craigslist for apartments in the Mission. Is there some other source for apartments that I don’t know about that people are now using?


Float Flight

Over at We Built This City, (part of) the Pride Parade makes its way through the Mission. Link.

Shooting on Florida

Reader Ray Fernandez says:

There was a shooting tonight on Florida between 21st and 20th, just a few doors down from the Pink Palace. We heard some shots and then a few minutes later there where police and emergency vehicles on the scene. We went out to check it out and I was standing by a woman giving her statement to the police and my friend noticed two shell casing at my feet. I told the police and they roped off the area.

Lucky Numbers

If you’re not reading My Lucky Number’s One, you’re missing out on a lot of great lo-fi photography of the neighborhood — such as this.

Skating the BART Walls


More  shredding of the Mission Street corridor with Carlos Reyes. Epic! A few more pictures here (and note that the autoplay right now is a song by Carlos’ band, Commissure).

Everyone That's In Cool Bands Hangs Out At The Knockout

In this new video from Imsoooconfused, Myles asks Aaron a series of epic questions about life. It’s nine minutes long, so you’re gonna need patience if you want to see the whole thing, but it’s worth it. Aaron has lived his whole life in SF, so when he explains what living in the Mission is “about,” you know he speaks the truth. Of San Francisco nightlife as a whole, he says, “There’s gay bars and Marina bars and the Knockout, and that’s pretty much it.” He also talks about art school (“where you learn to draw and use Photoshop”), the benefits of coming out at 18, and how having kids and getting khakis might help you become normal.

Regarding Prostitutes, Pimps and Johns

Reader Zara found a stack of these fliers on her doorstep the other day, near 20th and SVN. “Report prostitutes, pimps and johns every time you see them,” it instructs. Looks like an effort to clean things up is underway. I like the typography.

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The Latest in Mission Hair-Styling

Mission Cycling, always on the forefront of fashion, brings us the district’s latest hair-style craze: helmet hair.



The Making of the New Superhero Mural at 19th and Mission


We finally managed to get in touch with one of the artists behind the neighborhood’s hottest new mural. Ronnie gives us some background:

The space upstairs used to be my old office/art studio and we had the original mural on he side but it was defaced a few years back and we just never got around to fixing it. We had the min hero concept for quite some time but never had the appropriate wall for it and we finally had the time, materials and wall so we hooked up 19th. I also grew up on 19th and my father who was quite fond of comics had got me interested at a young age and so we thought how cool it would be if there could be a mural that would not only brighten up the neighborhood but also give children something to aspire to become. In this day and age in a neighborhood like that kids need something to keep them looking up and moving forward in a positive manner. The best part of painting the wall was the kids walking by and getting so excited and pointing out to there parents all the heroes and talking photos with them. We honestly do feel like we gave something to the community with this one.

Huzzah! Sounds good to me. And looks good:


Photos by Steven Weinberg (who did most of the legwork for this post). Lots more after the jump.  Thanks, Steven!

(Or check out WHAT IM SEEING for some serious professional-grade shots.)