Part two of Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco, as told through a series of illustrations.
Jose Montes has lived exactly half his life in the Mission District of San Francisco, arriving here at age 35 from El Salvador.
The Latino Task Force is demonstrating how years of training, deep roots, and savvy leadership can muster a force that has been more visible than any city agency. It is a child of the pandemic, but the task force is led by people who have been activists since the 1970s. It’s clear now that all of their life experience prepared them for precisely this moment in time.
Say you are 11 years old, say your mom has tested positive for Covid and is pretty sick with the virus in your apartment, say your dad takes you and your brother and sister to get tested, and you all test positive. Though you have no symptoms, a few days later, you get appendicitis. That is what happened to SF Tenderloin resident Rodney Gongora.
Hundreds more people than expected showed up for the opening day of the new Mission COVID-19 mobile testing site.
The Latino Task Force’s new mobile testing site at 701 Alabama St. entered its second week with more than 200 people in line by 10:00 am, a sign that the 300 tests it managed to secure from the Department of Public Health is not enough.
Of the four jobs Milton has had since he arrived in San Francisco in 1983, his favorite by far is his current job at Trader Joe’s.
Once the venue for shows featuring everything from wrestling to rodeos, nowadays the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, hosts one of the largest food bank sites for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Some 1,200 to 1,500 residents line up every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco is told through a series of illustrations.
Longtime Mission District resident Erica Rodriguez looks for moments of happiness in a time of great anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the food lines snake down the street and around the corner, spilling over from one block to the next in San Francisco.
The largest state relief program for undocumented immigrants has $500 debit cards reserved for approximately 3,000 San Francisco residents — but getting one of those cards is proving to be difficult.