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MHS Varsity Boys Basketball Championship

March 1, 2018 by Rosland McGilbery Butler (Register to contact)

The AAA/SF Section Varsity Basketball championships are set for tomorrow, March 2, at Kezar Pavilion. Lowell (12-4) and Mission (16-0) begin the action at 5:00pm in the boys title game.

Gates open for spectators at 4:00pm. Win or lose, all four teams will advance to the CIF NorCal tournament beginning March 7.

2013 Old School Alumni Reunion

February 21, 2013 by Rosland McGilbery Butler (Register to contact)

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2013 Old School Alumni Reunion
The 1970's (1970-1979) Meets the 1980's (1980-1989)
Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: Verdi Club - San Francisco
Menu: Buffet Style
Cost: T.B.D. range $50-$60 per person or $90-$100 per couple

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail/Registration
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm Program
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Dancing

Please go onto the MHS reunion website to REGISTER your contact information on the mailing list and to sign the guestbook.


Information regarding ticket sales and/or online payment options will be available shortly.

Hope to see you all in September, Go Bears!

Rosland Butler (McGilbery)
Alumni Reunion Coordinator
Class of 1980

2010 MHS Alumni Reunion

August 25, 2010 by Rosland McGilbery Butler (Register to contact)

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The 2010 MHS Alumni Reunion & McNealy Gymnasium Dedication will be on Saturday, October 2 2010.

Go to the reunion website http://www.*****/****or call (510) 282-XXXX for more info.

The gymnasium dedication for Ernest "Mac" McNealy, Sr. which is a fundraiser so we are trying to reach anyone who knew him regardless to what year you attended MHS or Poly.

50+ Reunion JAN2011

August 12, 2010 by Mariano Aurelio (Register to contact)

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Ricardo Olivas, '63 is heading up a Mission Reunion 50+ Years Classes: '59 thru '65. Details are also on *****.Com - Select "reunions' menu at the top of the Mission Home Page.

Contact: *****

EVITE URL (copy/paste on explr address line):


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Former volunteer coach at Mission High School in SF tried to meet minor for sex, police say  San Francisco Chronicle

A former volunteer wrestling coach at Mission High School is facing criminal charges after setting up a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old youth who turned out ...

Mission High Soccer Team Celebrates Win With Heavy Hearts After Teammate’s Tragic Crash  CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The Mission High School Boys Soccer Team arrived home in San Francisco Saturday night champions. They won the Northern ...

Mission High School Bears advance to football section finals  Mission Local

The Mission High School football team defeated Galileo 27-0 Friday evening to qualify to the San Francisco section championship game. The Bears will take.

Mission High School soccer team wins championship for teammate involved in car accident that killed 3 siblings  KGO-TV

High school students in San Francisco are coming together to help one of their own after a car accident that killed three of his siblings in Emeryville.

SF High School Mourns 3 Sibling Graduates Killed in I-80 Crash  CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The Mission High School community is mourning the deaths of three graduates killed in a single crash early Thursday morning.

Mission High girls' soccer team goes for statement win vs. powerhouse Lowell  Mission Local

In a regular season clash with greater significance for both sides, the Mission High School girls' soccer team faces the Lowell Cardinals today at 3:30.

Mission's Cinderella story hits midnight — Bears thumped by Lincoln in city championship  Mission Local

Only for a brief moment did the Mission High School Bears pose a threat to the onslaught by Lincoln High at Kezar Stadium last night. Down 14-0 at the.

Surviving Mission High School Crash victim honored  KGO-TV

The San Francisco Glens soccer club honored the surviving sibling of a tragic Emeryville collision.

Mission High principal claims developer reps impersonated Planning Commission members on phone — public meeting nixed  Mission Local

Accusations fly as Mission High meeting regarding 1979 Mission project, the so-called "Monster in the Mission," is controversially canceled A Planning.

Meet the Mission Bears football squad playing Friday for the San Francisco title  Mission Local

The Mission High School football team will play for the San Francisco section title this Friday at 5 p.m. against undefeated Lincoln. Despite their 6-4 record ...

Live updates from SF Mission's 'Monster' hearing  Mission Local

Everyone's here. 3:57 p.m.: Hundreds have packed into the auditorium at Mission High School. The audience is sprinkled with the highlighter-colored.

Mission Accomplished: Mission High first SF public school to win state championship |  El Tecolote

With the high school bands playing, the spotlight focused on center court for the finale of San Francisco's basketball “Cinderella” story, as the Mission High ...

Developer of long-delayed ‘Monster in the Mission’ apartments has new offer  San Francisco Chronicle

The developer of the long-delayed housing project at the 16th Street BART Station is prepared to use a ballot measure to gain approval if city officials don't ...

Mission High basketball players make history in state capitol  Mission Local

The Mission High School boys basketball team made history on Friday night becoming the first San Francisco public school to win a state title. The 82-75.

SF Volunteer Coach Arrested, Charged With Sex Offenses

SF Volunteer Coach Arrested, Charged Sex Offenses - San Francisco, CA - The man had been a volunteer coach at Mission High School, San Francisco Unified ...

Mission High Basketball Team Honored at City Hall  Mission Local

Mayor Ed Lee and the supervisors honored the Mission High School basketball team on Wednesday evening for doing what no other high school in San ...

SF seeks equity with student surf program: ‘A wave doesn’t care who you are’  San Francisco Chronicle

The average California surfer, studies show, is about 35 years old, college-educated and making $75000 a year, enough income to own, on average, four ...

Mission High Students Join Hundreds in Anti-Trump Protest  Mission Local

Dozens of students from Mission High School marched to City Hall and joined hundreds of other San Francisco high schoolers in a city-wide walk-out on.

Mission High Principal Wins 'Dreamcatcher' Arts Award  Mission Local

Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz has received the annual Dreamcatcher Award from the San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival for.

Lackluster Bears, dominated by Lowell, get lessons for the season  Mission Local

The Mission High School girls' soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday afternoon, falling 4-0 to the Lowell Cardinals. Seemingly.

Opponents pack meeting on 16th Street "Monster" project — and planning commissioners hear their pain  Mission Local

After three hours of public testimony, it was clear the meeting was about something bigger than the "Monster in the Mission."

Negotiations Stall As Oakland Teachers Strike Edges Towards Day 4  CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – After another long day of negotiations, it appeared that union representatives with Oakland teachers and the school district remained at ...

SF schools’ move to delay algebra shows positive results, district says  San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco school board's controversial decision to delay algebra instruction until high school is paying off in more students taking higher-level math ...

Homeowners bristle at plan for additional taxes to clean up Mission Dolores neighborhood  Mission Local

A group of homeowners surrounding Dolores Park are unhappy with fellow residents' plans to form a so-called Green Benefit District — a program that would tax ...

‘As bad as it gets’: Siblings killed in I-80 crash were on way to visit critically ill dad in hospital  East Bay Times

Three siblings killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in Emeryville, and their brother who was critically injured, were apparently on their way to see their sick father in a ...

Mission community cries foul after hearing for 'Monster in the Mission' is cancelled |  El Tecolote

A Nov. 1 Public Commissioner hearing at Mission High School regarding the infamous “Monster in the Mission” development was cancelled abruptly after ...

Man found dead in SF Bay was hanged, drugged, stuffed into suitcase, prosecutors say  San Francisco Chronicle

A 47-year-old San Francisco man was charged with murder in the kidnapping and torture of a young man whose body was stuffed into a suitcase before being ...

Mission High basketball team headed to state finals for first time |  El Tecolote

FAIRFIELD, March 18— With 16.7 seconds left on the clock Saturday night, Mission High senior guard Niamey Harris stepped to the line and sunk the biggest ...

It's a new family: They took genetic tests, and the results shook their identities  San Francisco Chronicle

The Chronicle heard from dozens of readers with their own stories of genetic testing after it published the account of three strangers who discovered they are half ...

Mission Promise Neighborhood to continue with $6 million federal grant  Mission Local

A community-based education program called Mission Promise Neighborhood plans to double in scope while operating on half the federal funds. But its.

Snap: Mission High School  Mission Local I have lived in San Francisco since 1961 when my Dad moved us for his new employment from Stockton, CA. It was great ...

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Steven A. Noroian Steven A. Noroian passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019. Steven was born on August 14, 1939 and raised in San Francisco, California.

Teen molested by Catholic school teacher gets record $8 million from L.A. archdiocese  Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s archdiocese has paid out more than $740 million in sexual abuse settlements over the last 15 years. This is the highest individual allocation.

Bi-Rite Creamery Reopens in the Mission After Remodel  Eater SF

Bi-Rite Creamery, perhaps San Francisco's best-known ice cream shop, returns this weekend after a three-month closure. The absence was required by a ...

The high health toll of SF's relentless rent increases  Mission Local

Everyone knows that the rent is too damn high, but for seniors in the Mission and all across San Francisco, the mental health implications born from the.

Hundreds of students at HBCU Fair gain sense of hope and head start for college admissions  San Francisco Bay View

by Angela A. Hughes. More than 500 high school juniors and seniors from around the Bay Area convened at San Francisco's Mission High School for the ...

Mission residents fuming over homeless in Dolores Park  Mission Local

Residents of the Mission and Castro districts attending a contentious community meeting Wednesday night made it clear: They want homeless residents out of.

JROTC Wins Battle with the District  Mission Local

Mission High School is one of seven schools in the district that will have JROTC reinstated. By AMANDA MARTINEZ.

The best photos in Mission Local in 2018  Mission Local

Our 12-month orbit around the sun is nearly complete. And to commemorate the end of the year, we're taking a look at our favorite photos of 2018. There.

Mary Backhus Obituary - San Mateo, CA | San Francisco Chronicle

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Teachers strike closes on seventh day  The Pioneer

Oakland teachers and district officials agreed on a tentative contract on March 3, ending the seven-day strike by educators after they were unable to bargain with ...

SF Eats: Bi-Rite Creamery sets reopening date, Blondie's Pizza returns under new name & owner, more  Hoodline San Francisco Bay Area

In this edition: a departed Union Square pizzeria gets revived under a new name and owner; Bi-Rite's Mission creamery sets a post-retrofit return date; and a ...

Carlos Santana Returns to His Alma Mater Mission High School October 24th to Honor and Promote the School's Academic Achievements  PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana's dream to "come home" to Mission High School (Mission) will be realized on Monday morning ...

Neighborhood notes: Siegel's last day, 'monster' hearing, and the Women's Building's new resource clinic  Mission Local

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Infusion of housing delivers hope to SF, helps families  San Francisco Chronicle

Growing up in the Alice Griffith housing project in San Francisco's Hunters Point almost ruined Samuel Vaughn's life before it got started. The rotting ...

Neighbor claims teenager gunned down in SF's Excelsior was visiting illegal gambling den  Mission Local

In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 11, gunfire erupted at Mission and Geneva, injuring three young adults and killing 19-year-old Gerson.

SF's Dolores Park Cafe celebrates 20 years in a changing Mission  Mission Local

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New Girls Soccer Coach Is Ready To Kick It Into Gear  South Pasadena Review

Francisco Lopez, the newly named varsity girls soccer coach at South Pasadena High School, says he “wanted a new challenge.” He'll get one with a Tiger ...

Here's how 10 San Francisco high schools performed on the AP exams  SFGate

San Francisco's Lowell High School had the highest number of passing scores on the Advanced Placement exams in 2015-16 and the highest percentage of ...

How many hoops must Manny Yekutiel jump through before he's deemed worthy to set foot in the Mission?  Mission Local

When you wander into Manny's at 16th and Valencia, everything is chill. It's a big space. And it's crowded. People are working on projects, sipping $1.75 cups of ...

Nourse Auditorium renamed in honor of the late Sydney Goldstein  San Francisco Chronicle

Nourse Auditorium, the venue to which Sydney Goldstein invited writers, thinkers and audiences to share their stories…

Youths Step Up to Question School Board Candidates  San Francisco Public Press

This article was updated Nov. 16 and appears in the winter 2019 print edition of the Public Press. It was another election forum, another school night, and most of ...

Buy a taco at Tacolicious, help a kid  KGO-TV

Who would have thought that selling tacos could help feed the minds of hundreds of students?

Once more unto the breach: The fate of Prop. C is now wholly in the lawyers' hands  Mission Local

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Photo illustration: The Mission during the 1906 quake vs. today  Mission Local

The 1906 earthquake leveled most of San Francisco and its old glamour. But the city persisted, rebuilt and now looks to the future. We thought it would be.

Whatever Happened To Dorland Street?  Hoodline

Ever wondered why Dorland Street, the quiet alley that technically stretches from Guerrero to Sanchez, dead-ends at Dolores and Church streets—forcing ...

SF public schools celebrate African American honor roll students  KGO-TV

For the past 24 years, the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators has acknowledged African American students who have earned a 3.0-grade point ...

Marina Vs. Mission: How They Compare On Businesses, Brunch, Rents, & More  Hoodline

For much of the last decade, the Marina and the Mission were seen by some as divergent neighborhoods. Up north, the Marina is viewed by many as a bastion ...

Shooting at Mission and Geneva kills 1, injures 3 [Updated]  Hoodline

The SFPD is investigating a shooting that killed one and injured three around 2 a.m. Saturday, August 11, at Mission and Geneva in the Outer Mission.

Photos of the week: December 17, 2018 - December 23, 2018  San Francisco Chronicle

Chronicle photographers took photos this week of the ongoing recovery effort following the Camp Fire in Butte County, Golden State Warriors action at Oracle ...

As Parents Get More Choice, SF Schools Resegregate  San Francisco Public Press

San Francisco faces a challenge: promoting educational options without undermining classroom diversity. Each January, parents across San Francisco rank ...

FDA seizes documents at San Francisco headquarters of America's largest e-cigarette seller JUUL  KGO-TV

The Food and Drug Administration is now reviewing documents seized from the San Francisco headquarters of JUUL Labs -- America's largest seller of ...

No charges filed against men arrested following fatal Mission District shooting  Mission Local

The two men arrested on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the Mission District were promptly released early this week, pending a law enforcement ...

City funding of youth gardening program nixed due to fiscal "irregularities"  Mission Local

The San Francisco Sheriff's Department and Public Utilities Commission abruptly terminated a $2 million grant to the Garden Project, a nonprofit that runs.

Grand Arts HS Present The Musical Broadway Production Of HAIRSPRAY  Broadway World

The dance, music, theatre and visual arts academies of Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts aka: Grand Arts, present the musical Broadway ...

California schools seek to increase understanding of special education students with 'Inclusive Schools Week'  EdSource

Some California school districts – including San Francisco Unified and Los Angeles Unified – are part of a nationwide initiative that seeks to increase awareness ...

Shadowy PAC's political ads infuriate tenants' rights groups, may violate law  Mission Local

In the final days before Tuesday's election, a new political independent expenditure committee has formed to disseminate broadsides against Mark Leno and.

Mission Bears reach toward SF preps history  SFBay

When the Mission Bears take the court against Vanden in Fairfield Saturday night, they have the chance to be one win away from becoming the first San ...

In California, lessons on transgender student access to facilities  EdSource

As schools across the nation work, often for the first time, to ensure a welcoming environment for students who are transgender, California has lessons to share, ...

Tension flares over how to talk about Trump in school  San Francisco Chronicle

after a polarizing and emotionally charged presidential election — a teachable moment if there ever was one — educators in the Bay Area and beyond have ...

An oasis, for her: New women’s-only clubhouse opens in the Mission  Curbed SF

When Molly Goodson walked through the doors of the light grey, 100-plus-year-old church in the heart of the Mission, she knew she had just walked into the ...

'March for our Lives' events draw large crowds in Bay Area  KGO-TV

Thousands joined the 'March for our Lives' thru downtown Oakland Saturday to speak out against gun violence. It was spearheaded by student survivors in ...

San Francisco's Most Famous Natives  thebolditalic

Written by Rhea St. Julien and illustrated by Mia Nolting. If you're raising your kid in San Francisco or grew up here, you're in good company. Here's a list of our ...

In Dolores Park, it's not hard to get a beer – or art  Mission Local

Andrew had been sitting beside his cooler on the Dolores Park bench for just a few minutes on Saturday when a man walking down the path approached him.

Picking the Right Public School  Mission Local

Hundreds of parents filtered through John O'Connell High School on a recent Saturday. Many had kids and spouses in tow. Others, mostly mothers, were by.

Lessons from South Africa  Mission Local

Sometimes, it takes lessons learned far away to help students understand those closest to home. To educate students on the political spirit of South.

Mission students welcome Michael Brown Sr.  SFBay

Michael Brown Sr., whose son's death in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer sparked a wave of protests in the Bay Area and around the country, met with ...

2018 local stories which made history  Community Voice

1-Snyder era ends at age 92. On Saturday March 3, 2018, 4:56 p.m., Judson F. Snyder, former editor of the Community Voice and current columnist (Coffee ...

Good Food Advocate Shakirah Simley Bids Bi-Rite Farewell  Mission Local

As Community Program Manager at Bi-Rite Market, Shakirah Simley married her passion for “good food” and social justice, helping to nourish San Francisco's.

Shop local disrupted: Valencia Cyclery  Mission Local

We talked to Paul Olszewski, 64, owner and general manger of Valencia Cyclery in the Mission since June 1, 1985, about his business and it didn't take.

18-Year-Old San Francisco Man Charged With Bernal Heights Murder, Held Without Bail  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man arrested Thursday in connection with a Bernal Heights shooting that killed a man and seriously injured a woman made an ...

How the Giants ended up in San Francisco in 1958  San Francisco Chronicle

Hey, baseball fans. How does “San Francisco Red Sox” sound? What about the idea of the S.F. A's sitting in the home dugout at Candlestick Park? In the 1950s ...

Where Are the Muni Assistants?  Mission Local

They are supposed to ride the buses afters school to prevent problems, but few have seen them. The cost to the city? $673.556. En Español.

Three Mission Artists Win SF Beautiful's Muni Project  Mission Local

The five winners of San Francisco Beautiful's Muni Project were announced Tuesday, with three of those artists having roots in the Mission. Ariel.

S.F. teachers miss more school than students on average  SFGate

While absenteeism is usually considered a student matter, in San Francisco - and many other districts - the average teacher misses more school than the ...

Threatened with closure, UCSF youth health center finds new home  Mission Local

Imperiled by a loss of funding and an expiring lease, a year of uncertainty about the future of the New Generation Health Center ended this week with.

Obituary of Gloria Davis  The Union of Grass Valley

Gloria Davis died surrounded by her family after a short illness on December 9, 2017 at Sierra Nevada Memorial hospital in Grass Valley, CA. She was born on ...

Black Family Day is Jan. 21 at Willie Brown Middle School  San Francisco Bay View

by Laura Savage. Mark your calendars! The first Black Family Day of 2017 takes places on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. This event will be at Willie L. Brown Jr.

New John O'Connell Principal Aims to Bring Consistency, Create Community School  Mission Local

In the decade that Margot Goldstein has been an 11th-grade U.S. history teacher at John O'Connell High School, she has worked under five different.

Mission Latin Radio Legend Chata Gutierrez, 1953 - 2013  Mission Local

Chata Gutierrez was a salsa DJ legend and Mission District icon who fought for recognition — and pure enjoyment — of Latin music via the KPOO and KPFA.

Making the case for mariachi  San Francisco Chronicle

in his 20s, Garcia is a co-founder and instructor at Mariachi Academy of Music in San Jose. The rise of mariachi may seem like a surprise, with its old-school ...

Colin Kaepernick effect: Taking a knee in high school sports

Political football has a whole new meaning since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. It's not just the moneyed NFL ...

Changing Management Gives Public Housing Tenants New Hope  Mission Local

Public housing in the city as we know it is coming to an end — that is, it will become largely nonprofit owned and operated within the next two years as part of a ...

Celebration held at San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church to honor Maya Angelou

Celebration held at San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church to honor Maya Angelou.

The Year in Images - 2016  San Francisco Chronicle

The best images of 2016 from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Bobby Freeman, SF’s first rock ’n’ roll star, dies at 76  SFGate

Bobby Freeman, the man who became known as San Francisco's first rock 'n' roll star after his song “Do You Want to Dance” climbed the pop charts in 1958, ...

Want to attend a Black college? Come to the HBCU Fair Sept. 11  San Francisco Bay View

SFUSD in collaboration with the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators will host the Fifth Annual Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Fair ...

Union Square Gallery Owner Will Open in the Mission  Mission Local

If everything goes according to plan, the owner of the well-known Weinstein Gallery, famous for its 20th Century offerings of work from Picasso,

Q&A With Local Author Lynn Hazen  Mission Local

Lynn E. Hazen is a San Francisco native and children's book author living in the Mission. She also earned an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State.

The Lure of the Creeks Buried Beneath San Francisco's Streets  Streetsblog San Francisco

(Editor's note: This is Part 2 in a 3-part series on the Bay Area watershed.) San Francisco may be getting new waterfront soon, thanks to ambitious projects ...

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