Coming To A Salvos Near Us


Our very own Salvation Army is building an enclosed playground to keep kids (like this) out of trouble on rainy winter daysl

From MissionLoc@l:

"Construction of the new gym is expected to be finished between November 2012 and January 2013. When it is done, the Salvation Army will host an open house for the community." More…

No word on where the enclosed playground will be, but the pictures make it look like they're in the space currently used for donations. If so, where will we donate?

It’s Time for BART times


Hot off the press, I've got your BART times newsletter. I did not realize they made a print version, but yes, they do. It is awesome (though I do believe their blog might be even better) and I've got your highlights right here:

Escalator Update
In a bid to speed escalator repair, BART has added 6 technicians to their escalator repair team (for a total of 16) and added overtime to their schedules. They hope to have 7 of the 12 San Francisco escalators fixed by June 22. Ours does not appear to be one of those six and they do not answer the question of why the escalators break down so often in the first place.

Transit Art Posters – Not Ads, Art
Those posters of people reading classic literature on BART trains? Those aren't ads from the public library, they're paintings from Owen Smith.

BART Service Advisories
Visit for apps, text "BART help" to 878787, or bookmark You can also call the BART Transit Information Center at 415 989-2278. Operators are availalble 6am to 11pm.

Steve Long, now signed


Hi everyone, I’m assuming by now you’ve had a chance to enjoy the amazing and soulful sounds of Steve Long at the 24th or 16th street Bart stations. Anyway, in catching up with Steve recently, I learned that he was just recently signed to a record label. Go Steve!

Lost in the uHood? Try This App!

We all love the uHood for its closeness to Bernal, Mission, and Noe. But do you ever wonder where exactly you are?

The answer is probably not, but just in case, there’s an app to tell you:

There’s some controversy, as La Lengua is not listed as an official neighborhood, but I take it as a good sign that we’re getting a mention on such big-name news sources as Mission Local. You can read about it here: Just ignore the sarcasm at the end and feel proud to be part of our little ‘hood that could.