Today we heart Burrito Justice for his splendid map showing the giant swaths of San Francisco that are within 1500 feet of middle and high schools, and therefore are off-limits to taco trucks per the controversial keep-kids-off-tacos provision in the city’s municipal code. The accompanying post’ll give you something to chew on, too:

This law is draconian and needs to be changed. 1500′ means no food truck can legally operate in Dolores Park. And for some perspective, pot clubs only have to be 500 to 1000 feet away from a school.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Amazing what goes on in our humble ‘hood, outside of the taco drama: Mission district pharmacologist John Mendelson earned some ink in the Telegraph for his clinical trials meant to test exactly how intoxicating the herb salvia, an Internet-fashionable drug, is. Salvia causes hallucinations that make people act kind of nuts, but according to the story, Mendelson and others are trying to figure out how to get rid of the crazymaking effects:

…they are hopeful that the compound could have a number of medical uses – from attenuating the manic phase of bipolarity; boosting the immune system of HIV patients; treating chronic pain; and helping with irritable bowel conditions, diarrhoea and constipation.


Yesterday we pushed Decider, the new events calendar for the city. But we neglected to mention that recently we’ve been a little addicted to  SF Remezcla for Latin culture, arts and events. Check it out. And if you’re looking for something to do Wednesday night, try the free Carnaval choreography class at the Mission Cultural Center, and bring your photogenic skirts.

By the by, we’re working on a new and much-improved events calendar for the Mission proper, so you don’t have to go sifting through citywide listings to find out what’s going on down the block. More on that to come.

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