Lydia Chávez

Executive Editor

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards. Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest sustainable.

Stories by Lydia

Ah, the Meetings We Cover

They never stop. Tonight Laura will be covering the community meeting at the Mission District police station, on another day it is a meeting for...

Bringing the News To You

Joe Rivano Barros is at housing meetings, fires and homeless sweeps. On Thursday he moderated a debate featuring the four candidates for District 9 Supervisor and along...

SNAP: Lines at Tartine Bakery

Some things never change.  Lines remained at Tartine Bakery despite the opening of Tartine Manufactory at Alabama and 18th Street. One woman said she knew...