It’s 7 a.m., 42° and headed to a sunny 60°. Details for the next 10 days are here.
First off: Meet us on Mission Local’s website starting at 8:30 a.m. this morning for liveblogging wall-to-wall coverage of an event you won’t want to miss. Believe us, a spectacle is a’foot, and it’s not Santa riding down Mission in a lowrider.
All you Mission hipsters and homies who love San Francisco so much that you got 415 emblazoned into your flesh — well, your tattoo is about to age you big time. In one of those tiny yet shocking changes to the status quo that makes us say, “No way!” more than any catastrophe could, the 415 area code is set to be retired. It’s all used up. In 13 months, new phone numbers in San Francisco or Marin County will be assigned to 628. Say it: “six-two-eight,” the first of what will be two million instances you’ll say those numbers in your lifetime if you stick around this area. Someday the only people left with a 415 number will be geriatric folks in Oakland priced out of the city back in 2013 who refused to let go of their number. I’m guessing the gravitational center of the 415 area code might already be shifting eastward.
District Attorney George Gascon has sponsored a ballot measure Thursday to re-classify nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors on next November’s ballot. It would save an estimated $150 to $250 million that would be put towards programs that decrease re-offending — but the measure needs 500,00 signatures before getting its chance at the ballot box. Does Gascon have that many friends?
It turns out that Mission has some of the worst conditions for your lung health in the city due to particulate matter hovering from nearby highways, according to a study from MIT.
For those who are somber this week about the death of Chata Gutierrez, the beloved salsa DJ from KPOO’s “Con Clave” program, listen in on KPOO this morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for Emiliano Echeverria’s program. Gutierrez’s friends and family from across the country will talk about the fierce Mission District salsa spinner — her life and her love for Latin music and her beloved barrio.
For Mission nightlife listings, check here.