Swine flu has made its way to San Francisco, according to SFGate, via a child who’d recently visited Mexico. And further, our police, our men and women in blue!, are depending on questionable devices for protection from the virus. But public health officials were quick to put the brakes on any sort of panic. They didn’t recommend this site, but that must’ve been an oversight. It’s just what we all need: doihavepigflu.com.

Mission Loc@ler Jordan Conn heads up our baseball coverage, and you can read the latest news here. But we were psyched to see that not everyone has forgotten about the San Francisco Seals, the Mission’s very own minor league from 1903 to 1951, and their stadium at 16th and Bryant. Check out this story from Golden Gate [X]Press.

MissionMission tipped us off to i live here: sf when he posted a gorgeous portrait of Brittney, the queen of CBS5’s Eye on Blogs. It’s a super cool collaborative art project by a woman named Julie who also blogs as Tangobaby. Anyway–check it out. We did, and were glad we did — because in stumbling on Tangobaby we also stumbled on Julie’s guerrilla campaign to raise money for a homeless battered mother and her children AND to raise awareness about the dismal set of options for a homeless families in the city.

Lastly, a couple of weeks ago we should have mentioned a story on the Chron’s Money Tales blog by urban farmer Novella Carpenter — but we didn’t. So we’re mentioning it now. Street Dealers tells how two Mission artists have taken their work out of the rarified gallery world and into the … well, street, selling miniature paintings on the cheap:

Bodelson told me he loves selling on the street because it brings original art to people who normally wouldn’t consider buying it. “I sold my first painting to this lady who was jogging by, and she said to me, ‘I hate art.'” he said. But after the woman chatted with him for a few minutes, she decided to purchase a painting.

“She bought an experience,” Bodelson said. “It’s more personal this way.”