Mission Life Archives

A Mission Life: Ivania Palacios, Former Owner of El Trebol

The year was 1979 and the Sandanistas were taking hold of Matagalpa, a Nicaraguan city of 150,000 nestled in the mountains a couple of hours north of the capital of Managua. Demonstrations were a daily occurrence and a wave of fear swept the Central American nation amid political uncertainty. It was this atmosphere that compelled Ivania…

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A Mission Life: San Jalisco Restaurant Maintains 60 Years of Ties to Community

Upon meeting Josie Padilla-Reyes, it doesn’t take long to realize that you are in the presence of one of the Mission District’s beloved, longtime residents. It’s also clear that SanJalisco restaurant, around over a quarter century, is beloved by Josie’s family and the community. The true strengths of any business venture are longevity and ties…

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