We’ll start this one off in the gutter. One of the joys of being in the Mission is never knowing what you’re going to see/hear/have thrown at you. Sure the guy seemed like he had problems, but did he realize that there was a public toilet no more than 50 feet directly above him? Quite an expensive toilet at that.

Crawling out of the gutter, we hit a pothole. Crap. Well now you can report that pothole online, to SF 311 and cross your fingers it’ll get fixed. .gov 2.0 at its finest. Thanks to Mission Mission for this post.

The Mission now has a new outlet for empanadas, reported on Eater SF, and you can also see Mission Loc@l reporter Helene Goupil’s video piece with chef Manuel Godino, complete with a recipie!

Also, vegan gelatos at La Copa Loca, from Vegansaurus.

Obligatory daily American Apparel update: SFist reports that KRON 4 has picked up on the controversy, with this report. Also referred to in the same post, is American Apparel going bankrupt?

Also, there is this neat voting map at the Stop American Apparel blog on the 2006 Proposition G, limiting formula retail store. But are some making erroneous claims of companies being for or against AA?

According to the proposition, “formula retail” is defined as
“a type of retail sales activity or establishment with
eleven or more other retail sales establishments located in the United
States. Formula retail establishments maintain two or more of the
following standardized features: merchandise, storefront, décor and
color scheme, uniforms, signs or trademark.”

Walgreens, Skechers, McDonalds, Burger King, Popeyes, what other formula retail businesses are there in the Mission?

Also, perhaps giving credence to the pro-Domino theory camp referenced yesterday, two determinants for allowing formula retail include: “the number of other formula retailers” and “whether similar formula retailers are available.” Maybe they’re on to something?

Conclusions? Make State your own.

Last, The Daily Telegraph has published a San Francisco city guide. Personally, I love to see how those far away report on San Francisco. Recommended in the report is “the vibrant street art, quirky boutiques and taquerías of the Latino
Mission district.”

Hmm, I wonder what they think about American Apparel moving in?

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Armand is a photojournalism and multimedia student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is originally from Baton Rouge, La. His work history includes being a paper pusher in Los Angeles and a youth program coordinator in Ramallah, and is currently a student editor at Mission Local, which means he gets to read a lot of news and tell people what to do.

He also waits for the day when bacon and buffalo sauce combine on one plate.

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