It’s 7 a.m. and will be cooling down today. It’s currently 55º, headed toward 67º. Details here.
Two local documentary filmmakers need help raising money for their films. The first is a film about the San Francisco Examiner’s Law and Disorder crime blog. Here’s a link to their IndieGoGo campaign.
Max Cherney writes: I first encountered Mike Aldax and Rob Nagle inside of the Mission District Police Station … They were there participating in the West Coast’s largest literary pub crawl, Litcrawl, part of the annual Litquake festival. Glass of wine in hand, Aldax and Nagle read their hilarious, absurd, tragic, and shocking crime stories published on the San Francisco Examiner’s Law and Disorder Crime Page. From the moment the event was over, I knew I had to make a film.
And three current (and one former) Mission residents are working on “Toxic Profits,” a film exploring the use of toxic pesticides in modern agriculture and the people most affected by the practice. Here’s their Kickstarter campaign.
The Chronicle looks at the city’s nanoclimates and what they mean for local gardeners:
With clients all over the city and almost 500 gardens they’ve designed and built, Moyer and Hofman know the terrain well. “The Mission has the warmest climate, the nicest soil and the least wind,” Moyer said. “There’s more organic matter in the soil there. On the western edge the soil is very sandy. You have to choose your plants carefully. The most challenging areas? I’d say west of Twin Peaks. Mount Davidson is the most challenging because of the fog and wind.”