J.J. Barrow

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J.J. Barrow covers transportation for Mission Loc@l, and has already met apprehension in her first interviews. “At first, someone said, ‘No habla ingles.’” She persisted. "I’d finally get, ‘What do you want, sweetheart?’” Raised in the suburbs, Barrow likes being immersed in some of the Spanish and black culture that’s been absent from her surroundings. “I can imagine this is what my grandfather’s life was like.”

Stories by Jannon

Good Morning Mission from the Loop

*+-It is 10:50 a.m. and these photos were taken earlier.  It is now 62˚ and expected to rise to 70˚. Details for the next ten days here....

Where Do All the Christmas Trees Go?

*+-This post originally ran in 2010, but it still gives us interesting insight into the afterlife of the neighborhood’s old, dried-out tannenbaums. Since the post was first published,...

Smart Meters: Good or Bad?

*+-Smart meters, already installed in 7.5 million homes, have been the subject of two scientific studies, a state bill and numerous community meetings. Still, consumers are...