Another shooting last night—this time at 10 p.m. in the Outer Mission at Mission and Highland. That news at the same time that Newsom is axing a decade-old community crime-fighting program called Safety Network. Right. Who needs public safety anyway?
The Bay Guardian has an excellent recap of last week’s immigrant rights townhall meeting. After you check it out, reread the Chronicle‘s version and you’ve got yourself a pretty fascinating lesson on the differences between mainstream and alternative media. Goodness knows we love daily newspapers, and we wish they’d stick around awhile … but sometimes they’re so disappointing.
Mission residents can now skip a trip to the bank and go instead to the nearest Salvation Army branch for financial advice. On the syllabus: the basics. Balancing a checkbook, opening a bank account and surviving this small new economy. The first session is already full but another will be offered soon, apparently.
Speaking of money, looks like the Mission doesn’t stand to get much of anything out of the controversial earmarks in the big omnibus spending bill now in Congress. Check out the list of Bay Area earmarks here.
And finally, a rare bright spot: These days, servers at Pizzeria Delfina are wearing T-shirts emblazoned with choice tidbits from the latest one-star reviews of the restaurant on Yelp. An undeniably awesome way to fight back against Yelp’s tyranny over the hearts and minds of eaters everywhere.