Ah, sun! The Mission is San Francisco’s sunniest neighborhood, and that may be as good for your wallet as it is for your tan. A new website from the Department of the Environment calculates how much you can save—in dollars and carbon emissions—by converting to solar electricity. Plug in your address and voilà—sf.solarmap.org knows your roof size and your sun-power potential. The site’s not quite done—it doesn’t have much to say about Mission Loc@l’s 20th Street office, for example—but when it’s finished later this month, it’ll be the first to map an entire city’s solar possibilities.
Speaking of solar possibilities, the days of lounging rooftop at Medjool may soon be over. The super-ultra-hip restaurant and bar (also, according to the blog Eater SF, the #1 douchiest bar in the city—a category in which Mission District watering holes seem overly represented) violates city code. Officials say that may be cause to close the place, and Mission Loc@l has learned that the rooftop has been the subject of official complaints regarding its noise. It is, however, owned by Gavin’s friend and fundraiser Gus Murad, who has already proved that he’s not really subject to the same rules as everybody else. We’ll see what happens.
The Mission’s green spaces rate well in a recent report from the controller on city parks—Alioto Mini Park on Capp Street even made it onto the Top 10 list. If you know a park that could use a little love, though, we’d love to hear about it! Email us at staff [at] missionlocal [dot] org.
And as for love—well, Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. If you’re into celebrating (or anti-celebrating), the Bay Guardian has kindly put together a list of events, including bad teenage-angsty poetry at the Makeout Room and, at the Women’s Building, Top 40 Hits of Bitterness and Betrayal by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco. Mission Loc@l, of course, will represent at Love Your Mission, a local love fest on Friday afternoon at the 16th Street BART plaza.