It’s 7 a.m., 57º and headed toward 70º. Details here.
In a possible push for restorative justice, the Chronicle reports that last February District Attorney George Gascón hired a former Mission District gang member as an “alternative sentencing planner”:
If Aroche’s background is unique, so is his role. Traditionally, prosecutors focus on punishment, but Aroche seeks to give offenders what they need to live productively, whether drug treatment, education or housing.
Gascón believes the reliance on punishment has been a costly failure. The idea is to push considerations of rehabilitation forward in the trial process, allowing them to influence the outcome.
In food news, Mission Street is getting a new seafood place, according to Tablehopper:
At 2282 Mission Street, in the former Acaxutla location, the Mission Oyster Bar Seafood Restaurant is slated to open later this fall. Owner Fredy Gamez worked as a chef at Anchor Oyster Bar for 18 years and will draw on that experience in creating classic seafood dishes. The restaurant will be open daily, for both lunch and dinner, and there will be a variety of seafood options, including clam chowder, clam and mussel steamers, cioppino, and both fried and fresh oysters.