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

Fingers Crossed

*+-I feel like this when I make calls asking Mission businesses to become a member. It is better than what I used to do before...

Good Morning Blustery Mission!

*+-It is 8:30 a.m. and these photos were taken earlier.  It is now 60˚ and expected to rise to 69˚. Details for the next ten days here....

Valencia Printing to Wallflower

*+-When I left for a year in 2012, one of the places I hoped would remain the same was Valencia Printing.  When I returned, the sign, the...

Upstart # 4 After the Fire

*+-If there was a silver lining to the horrific fire at 22nd and Mission last month, it was how it brought out the best in...