A century-old Mission building has been demolished, a look at the campaign money in the San Francisco mayor’s race, paid internships are okayed for undocumented and low-income students and the future of Garfield Park is up in the air.

These are some of the stories making news courtesy of the Mission Local blog.

Mission Street building demolished… A 105 year old building at the corner of 15th and Mission streets has been demolished. There were plans to build an apartment complex and retail space at the site, but those plans are on hold. The building has been vacant since 2008.

San Francisco mayor’s race heating up… Mission Local has a map of how much the candidates for mayor have raised and where that money is coming from. No surprise that Supervisor John Avalos has raised more than $24,000 in the Mission, which has a large Latino population. But former supervisor Bevan Dufty has actually raised the most from Mission residents and businesses with almost $35,000.

City college oks internships… For the first time, undocumented and low-income students attending City College in San Francisco will have access to paid internships. The new measure will not create any conflict with state or federal laws. Funding will come from district trust funds.

Garfield Park remains a question… Major renovations are ongoing at Garfield Park, located between 25th and 26th streets on Harrison and Folsom. But with budget restraints in San Francisco, what happens after they are complete? Mission Local reports that the maintenance of the park will likely remain in the hands of Mission residents.



Photo Credit: Mission Local blog