What is a hipster? Weigh in on the question at Laughing Squid, though Burrito Justice reminds us that no matter what you think of the faux-hawks and skinny jeans on Valencia, Mission hipsters have nothing on the cool kids of American Apparel HQ, Downtown LA.

With Valentine’s Day soon upon us, there may be extra loving going around. The Department of Public Health wants to make sure loving is ALL that’s going around, and its video, “Safe in the City” (“Diary of a Player” would be a better title), has been proven to reduce by 10% the STD infection rate of  patients who watched the 10-minute drama in clinic waiting rooms.

And we’re sure you’ve already seen or heard the results of today’s hearing on American Apparel, so ’nuff said.

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school until 2019. I got my start in newspapers at the Albuquerque Tribune in the city where I was born and raised. The Tribune...

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