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

SNAP: Robin Williams Gets Some Love

This wheat paste of Robin Williams on Valencia Street has gone through different iterations since someone put it up earlier this Fall – from pristine,...

News from Around the Bay

While Facebook execs wondered about the site’s impact on the election (NYT), John Oliver slammed it as a “cess pool of nonsense.” Airbnb is finally ready...