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

Perfect (or Not): Aster

We can blame Chad Robertson for setting a standard of perfection by consistently turning out perfectly chewy/crusty/memorable loaves at Tartine Bakery.  That bread made me think – when foodies...

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...