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

A Conversation About Neighborhood Change

Over the last several months architects Lyndon Manuel and Leah Nichols have organized the Urban Symposium at the StoreFrontLab  to discuss  urban development “as it relates...

UpStart # 1 Sales!

UpStart is a column covering the business side of Mission Local.  I’ve just survived my first week as a saleswoman—urging local businesses to buy memberships...

Thank You Stuffed!

Stuffed, a sliver of a restaurant at 2788 Mission St. near 24th joined Mission Local. Thank you! We dropped by to say hello and take...

Insider Tips from an Art Show

The show at the StoreFrontLab showing Eliza Gregory’s panoramic photographs along one side of Mission Street from 15th to 30th Streets closed recently, but we...

Good Morning Mission! Fly Away

It is 10:07 a.m. but these photos were taken earlier. It is now 58˚ and expected to rise to 60˚with some more rain.    Details...