If you've spent any time at Mission staples like Zeitgeist or El Rio, you've probably come across Virginia Ramos and her cart of homemade tamales. Affectionately known as The Tamale Lady, she has been satisfying late-night cravings and offering her tell-it-like-it-is advice for the better portion of the last two decades, but due to city regulations, was forced to shut down her vagabond operation back in June. A bonafide San Francisco institution, Virginia saw immediate support from the community, the city's residents and her customers whom she refers to as "My People." With an extraordinary amount of help from District [...]

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