San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood sits at the epicenter of a 21st century tech gold rush. But in the shadows of Silicon Valley, a different class of entrepreneurs survives and thrives on the streets. From sidewalk salesmen to modern day shamans, alien archaeologists to can recyclers, Mission Gold is an editorial dumpster dive into a world of alternative value.

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ISSUE 001 - MONEY

HAIRCUTS, BEER CANS & ROCKSTAR BARTERING

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24 CARAT CHARACTERS

Featuring Mad Max Mechanic. Golden Pimp. Fratboy. Smith Family. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bottle. James Brown CD Butter. Fourth Of July Bonanza. The Good, The Bad & The Kinky. Hugo Bossman & More.

CREATIVE FINANCE & HOW TO LIVE IN A ‘94 HONDA WITH KEN

The Godfather of street recycling lives in a green 94’ Honda Civic with his golden retriever Boo Boo. Like Milton Friedman with a dash of Martha Stewart, his theory of ‘Creative Finance’ seeks to uncouple him from the perpetrated fraud of the SF property market and deliver his dream of a shipping container utopia in the Oregon wilderness.  

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MIDNIGHT TRASH & TREASURE HUNT WITH ALPHELUS X

Alphelus X is a trashcan connoisseur, silky raconteur, pro recycler, and homeless detective. In short he is a legend, wrapped within an enigma, hidden within a garbage bag. Accompany Alphelus as he shares his dumpster diving 101 - a nocturnal guide to blue vs black bins, recycling truck calendars and other trade secrets.

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The first thing is to get unplugged from the system. Get off the chessboard and then you can start making your own moves.”

- Creative Finance Godfather

On any given any day in San Francisco there are at least 100 to 200 apartments in little black bags. Tonight, the treasure hunt starts. And I wanna live stream it. It’s a beautiful day to recycle.”

- Alphelus X

STREET RETAIL SPREADS

Feast your eyeballs on our second hand retail spreads, including DIY bondage whips, phone chargers, hand saws, cowboy bolos, obsolete keyboards and other once loved bargains.

300 issues distributed in partnership with the Street Sheet - the newspaper sold by homeless vendors who keep all the money.

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