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

Friday Lunch on Bryant Street

I thought they might be working at the house, but no, they were just relaxing and having a Friday afternoon barbecue. It looked great.

Someone Took a Dump & It Stayed

Yes argh, because I don’t want to ruin your evening by starting with a photograph of the dump that remains on Mission Street this evening,...

Two Fire Trucks, Two Bad Smells, One Dump

update: Dec, 2, 9:46 p.m. It remains.             Earlier post Pedestrians hardly took notice as they walked by the large...

The Attic Exposed

Work continues on clearing at the old Attic on 24th Street so that a new bar will open. No word yet on when the new...

Sirens and a Patient

We often hear sirens in the Mission District and readers will ask what’s going on. That happened today around 10:45 a.m. Sirens, blaring, one rescue...

What You Missed Over the Weekend

Saturday The UPS Package Thieves – Caught! A Reminder on Thanksgiving Drives Sunday Mission Eyes Mole! Good Morning Mission, A PGE Kind of Day Democracy...

Democracy Has Its Costs

One is a healthy local media. It takes reporter-power to run Mission Local. So, if you read us, please support us. We depend on you....