24th Street -- Or Calle 24 -- Now A Special District

Still-Latino stretch of Mission District gets special honor

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    The Mission District is a Latino neighborhood.

    And that'll be true no matter how many coffee shops replace taquerias -- it's official San Francisco policy.

    City leaders named 24th Street -- that is, Calle 24 -- a "special district akin to Chinatown" on Tuesday, according to Mission Local.

    The area now has a "Latino Cultural" designation, which is meant to steer the way new development projects impact the neighborhood.

    Two bakers, Jaime Maldonado of La Victoria and Louie Gutierrez, who owns La Reyna -- both panaderias on the same strip of 24th Street -- are behind the effort 100 percent, Mission Local reported.