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Five-year-old Natalia Lopez, on the way to school with her mom and brother, shows off the tooth she lost. The Tooth Fairy paid $3 for that tooth. Photo by Janet Kornblum

Good Morning Mission: Meet On The Street

Right now it is 65°, heading to another sweltering high of 84° – the forecast for the next ten days is here. Today’s block:  Harrison to Alabama, 19th to 20th. These photos were taken yesterday. Went out expecting a dull morning. But this day? This is one of the reasons I still love it here, despite the expense, noise, and...
Truck on the Shotwell bend. Photo by Adam Long.

Good Morning Mission! Beans, Bars, and Bumpers

Right now it is 60° headed to a high of 68° – the forecast for the next ten days is here. Today’s block: 26th to Cesar Chavez between Shotwell and Folsom Streets. With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on and document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and block you would like at...
Flats on Duncan St Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission! Serenity in the Morning Rush

It’s 65° and headed to 68°. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block is Guerrero – 28th St – Dolores – Duncan. Rather overcast early this morning at 7:30am but it wasn’t cold. I started my walk on busy Guerrero St. Many cars think that Guerrero and Dolores are freeways. Everyone is in a hurry. I took lots of door, floral...
Swatches. Photo by Laura Wenus

Good Morning Mission! Foods Co Color Study

It is 52˚ and expected to rise to only 59˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 14th to 15th Streets between Folsom and Shotwell, the FoodsCo block. As I got off my bike I briefly lamented not taking the next block over, from 14th to 13th, because it is a cornucopia of wall art. But as it turns...
Kingston Streetscape. Photo by Anita O'Brien

Good Morning Mission! Southern Triangle

It is  53˚ and expected to rise to 66˚. Details for the next ten days are here. It’s May and that means morning fog, even in the Mission. No breeze, though, so the temperature was just right for a morning stroll around a short block almost at the tip of the southern Mission triangle – 30th Street to Kingston, San Jose to Mission...
Photo by Jukie Schweit

Good Morning Mission! Peek Inside

It is  56˚ and expected to rise to 76˚. Details for the next ten days are here. These photos were taken earlier this week. Today’s block: 17th to 18th Streets, Mission to Capp, with occasional looks inside the stores that line these streets. With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what...
Indeed Flora is Alive on Camp as Well. Bougainvellia and California Poppies. Photo by Christian Albertson

Good Morning Mission! The Oldest Street

It’s 10:55 but these photos were taken earlier. It’s now 52˚ and expected to rise to only 65˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 16th to Camp, Guerrero to Albion. Our block includes the most important intersection in the history of San Francisco, Albion and Camp, the birthplace of the city in which we live. On June 29,...
Photo by  Lee Pickett.

Good Morning Mission! Cloud Cover

It is 10:30 a.m. but these photos were taken at earlier.  It is now  49˚ and expected to rise to a 67˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: Folsom to Treat, 16th to 17th Streets With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and...
Coming through Quane Alley Photo by Kathleen Narruhn

Good Morning Mission: View Through the Alley

It is 10:15 a.m. but these photos were taken at 7 a.m.  It is now  55˚ and expected to rise to a cooler 64˚. Details for the next ten days are here. Today’s block: 22nd to 23rd streets, Quane Alley to Dolores. Many drivers were driving way too fast on Dolores St. Even a bicyclist rode on the sidewalk. Only one dog walker this...
If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again. Photo by Christopher Tai

Good Morning Mission! Circle the Block

It is 10:00 a.m. but these photos were taken earlier this morning. It is now 54˚ and expected to rise to 67˚. Details for the next ten days here. Today’s Block: 22nd St to 23rd St, Valencia St to San Jose Ave. “Are you here yet? Where are you?” my girlfriend would ask. “I’m circling the block! I’ll be there...
Cover illustration by Elyse Pastel for Lynn Hazen's "Cinder Rabbit."

Q&A With Local Author Lynn Hazen

Lynn E. Hazen is a San Francisco native and children’s book author living in the Mission. She also earned an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University and owns and directs The Preschool. Her books include: The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail, chronicling the journey of an artistically inclined snail as he tries to work in the field he loves the most; Mermaid Mary...
From left to right: Dolores Terrazas, Children Services Division Director at MNC; Santiago Ruiz, MNC Executive Director; and Michele Rutherford, Deputy Director of the new San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education celebrated MNC's becoming a federal Head Start grantee. Photo by Laura Wenus

Nonprofit Will Expand Head Start in the Mission

After 40 years of indirect partnership with Head Start, which provides daycare and nutrition services for children of underprivileged families, the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) announced Wednesday that it is now a direct grantee of the federal program and will expand its Head Start program to children under four-years-old. As of 2010, MNC operated 10 Head Start centers throughout the city,...