Today’s Mission 03.31.09

Yesterday’s Examiner article heralding decreasing rents has elicited quite a response on the blogosphere. What Beyond Chron’s Paul Hogarth says is, “Too little, too late,” may be a boon for folks who are ready for a move up the ladder, if Curbed comments are to be believed. Personally, this reporter still can’t afford to move back into the Mission after leaving for cheaper, more westerly rent… uh, did I just out myself?

Moving on, good neighbors, best enjoy the last few hours of an easy 8.5 percent sales tax at Joseph Schmidt, another victim of these hard times. At the behest of Gov. Schwarzenegger, tomorrow sales tax will temporarily increase 1% across the state, which bumps San Francisco’s sales tax to 9.5 percent until 2011 or 2012.

The stroke of midnight is bringing in an April 1 full of surprises, it seems, including the evil Conficker worm that wants to eat all the computers glowing at cafes and in homes. No worries, the Department of Justice is on top of it.

Before all that drama, get your Cesar Chavez Day on with a group of activists and scholars tonight at the Center for Political Education on Valencia Street. They’ll be discussing how history’s lessons learned should shape the community’s response to immigration raids in our supposed Sanctuary City.

And tomorrow at 5pm tune into intrepid ML reporter Armand Emamdjomeh’s twitter feed for live tweets from the El Tonayense hearing.

Sí, se puede.

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