Please join us a week from tomorrow — Thursday, May 7 — for wine and conversation. Maybe even a little celebration. We’ll be at L’s Caffe on 24th and Bryant from 6 to 9 pm, showing some photos and we hope  meeting lots of you.

In fact, we’d really like to meet the folks behind De La Paz small-batch coffee roasters, who came to our attention via Bikes and the City’s Meligrosa (thanks!). You can drink De La Paz at Pirate Cat, Bi-Rite and Rainbow, among other spots — and the neat thing is, all those beans get from roaster to retailer by bicycle! Yeehaw for caffeine and bike-built quadriceps.

Less small-batch than expanding-chain is Escape from New York Pizza, and it’s moving into the neighborhood — on 22nd next to Cafe Revolution, SF Eater reports.

It’s hard, sometimes, to break away from food news in the Mission. But we try…

Sure, there’s a swine flu crisis on. And an economic crisis. And don’t forget a climate crisis. But seriously, folks, hold on to your hats: there’s a REAL crisis brewing in the world of public access television here at home, and SF Appeal’s got the story behind the story — a whoopsie-didn’t-mean-it vote by our state Senator, Mark Leno, that helped leave AccessSF short hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Friends School on Valencia has been deemed one of the city’s official 10 greenest buildings, according to the gobs of designer-types who are gathering this week for the American Institute of Architects convention. The building, built in 1906, has been ec0-renovated without ruining its historic-ness with amenities like air conditioning. From SFGate’s City Insider blog:

“The leaky historic skin contributes to the natural ventilation,” said Peter Pfau, the architect in charge of restoring the old factory. “This building breathes and it adjusts.”

I hope someone can say the same of me and my skin when I’m 103.