Lydia Chávez

Managing Editor

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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

Men in Line

*+-I asked if it was worth the wait and they all seemed to agree that it was. One reported that if you arrived at Fellow...

New Mission Theater Tease

*+-I walk by this every day and can see it getting closer.  The marquee, however,  seems to be making faster progress than the inside. Inside,...

Fingers Crossed

*+-I feel like this when I make calls asking Mission businesses to become a member. It is better than what I used to do before...