Lydia Chávez

Managing 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

A Near Market Heist

*+-In the midst of buying pistachios from Joe at the Thursday market, he took off running around the corner.  He had seen what I had missed – a...

New Mural at Philz

*+-Work by Precita Mural artists has been going on for the new mural at Philz Coffee on 24th Street. It’s lovely. The new mural replaces an...

Good morning Hidden Mission!

*+-It is  53˚ and expected to rise to 63˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s Block: York to Hampshire, 26th to Cesar Chavez. I...