Today’s Mission: 09.17.09

Safari users, here’s your link to today’s feature on the raucous construction on Valencia Street. (Don’t worry it’ll be over soon? Maybe?)

I knew that Photojojo had a new book out, but wow I didn’t realize it was topping the charts on Amazon. Congrats Amit!

Via SFist, Humphrey Slocombe faces a Yelper shakedown. Seriously, people, asking for a discount just because you’re going to yelp about this? There are issues with this. Not least that they already have a great yelp rating and you’d have to have serious cojones to mess with their secret breakfast or ancho chocolate. (psst … so am I getting that discount for that plug or what?)

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Segways advertising McDonalds McCafes on 19th and Capp streets. Photo by Lily Mihalik

If you didn’t make it to Elixir tonight for the Get Served party by the League of Pissed Off Voters, you missed a good time. But if you’ve been following the tagging debate you might – depending on which end of the spray paint can you’re on – enjoy this comment from a bartender at Elixir on Eater.

Burrito Justice is a bit uncomfortable with the new BART map. Come to think of it, I am too. Don’t try to be all sleek and stylish about things, show me where the BART actually goes in the city, even if it’s under it.

Last, Mission Loc@l reporter Lily Mihalik sends this photo of a pair of Segways at Capp and 19th, advertising McCafes? I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it either.

Oh, and we here at Mission Loc@l are planning on unveiling some big changes over the next week or so. While we hope it goes smoothly, you might notice some quirks. Please bear with and it’ll be better in the long run I promise.

- Armand

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3 Comments

  1. Ben Nash

    It would be nice if your font page’s main image related to a story or had a caption or something to let the reader know what they’re looking at. So ? What is that image of a road being torn up? Story please?

    thanks
    Ben
    a missionite

    • BEn: You are probably looking at it in Safari–and nothing appears. You’re looking at the construction on Valencia Street and here is the link to the story
      http://missionlocal.org/2009/09/valencia-streetscape-improvement-project-derails-business/
      We’ve hacked our word press theme to death and so we’ve created some of these problems, but the design team here will be rolling out our new design to take care of all. In the meantime, we’ve been giving the link to the main story in Today’s Mission–but you’re right, it’s disconcerting to go to the page and see no caption. We hope all of these problems are resolved in the next week with our new design. Stay tuned. And thank you for letting us know…we agree…very irritating. Best, Lydia Chavez

  2. Ben Nash

    Yay, I see the caption in Firefox now. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing the new site. Have you considered using Drupal? It’s very flexible and would suit this site nicely.

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