Lydia Chávez

Managing Editor

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Love reporting, editing and living in the Mission. Right now I'm trying to figure out how you have a site with solid reporting, one that is engaged in the community and one that is sustainable. I'm sure all of these elements are connected, but exactly how has so far eluded me. We have some solutions that we will be testing here. One recent engagement idea has been to start getting up early and instead of writing a Good Morning Mission filled with aggregation, walking a new block each morning, taking photographs and posting what I find. I look forward to others joining me in this. What I can promise out of the experience is that you will see the block you select closer; think about what was in a particular storefront or space earlier in its history, and find an interesting mix of people out early on. The air also smells really good at 6:30 a.m.

Stories by Lydia

Get Up and Get Involved

We’ve started a project to document – block by block – the Mission waking up. You can see from the google map, what’s been done....

Art Explosion Today and Sunday

More than 100 artists will open their studios this weekend at two locations from noon to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Locations: 2425 17th St....

SNAP: Decided on Bartlett

For more than a year I’ve watched the sample colors on Barlett Street and it seems that now someone has a decision on the color combinations. The work...

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7:46 a.m, 57° and headed to 70°. Details for the next ten days are here. Today I watched the  early morning on the block...

SNAP: Rolling Nowhere

What’s interesting about being out earlier in the morning is what you find on the street. Sinks, tires rugs. Offerings?

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7:29 and by the time I get this up it will be later. But it will probably still be 64.6° and headed to...

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7:36 a.m., 60° and headed to 71°. Details for the next ten days are here. Today we are in the central Mission and...