Lydia Chávez

Executive 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

The Elbo Room Lives On!

KQED reports that the owners of the Elbo Room announced it will stay put for a bit longer.   Well, this comes as a surprise: After nearly...

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...