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

Good Morning Mission! Why?

Right now it is 57° with a high of 64° – the forecast for the next ten days is here. Today’s block:  Woodward to Mission, 14th...

Shooting at Encampment Near Highway 101

A suspect shot a 44-year-old woman in the thigh Tuesday evening at a homeless encampment near Highway 101 and Cesar Chavez. Officer Carlos Manfredi said that it was unclear...

SNAP: Let the Debate Begin

The art wall on Valencia Street got its podiums – it’s all part of a project by Bruce Tomb and the new parklet will be inaugurated on August 2....