It’s great to see that Kevin Montgomery has really taken the reigns at Mission Mission, and in style. It’s effing sad, however, to see the news he brings us today, of a beatdown and mugging on Capp and 24th St., around 4p.m., with three girls and five guys assaulting what appeared to be a random passer-by as he got out of his car. KevMo also brings us news about the death of David Ireland, former resident of 500 Capp St. Obit from his hometown paper in Bellingham, WA here.

Burrito Justice also brings us news of the old Suriya Thai elephant, which was repainted yesterday. As Johnny0 notes, surely there must be some karmic resonance of such an act.

Curbed SF has an update today about the large condo project going up on Valencia and 18th Street.

Via SFist – Dave Eggers, author and founder of 826 Valencia and 826 National was honored the other night by the Authors Guild for his charity work. During his address to the crowd, he spoke his belief that print is not dead – that books, magazines, and yes – even newspapers – will continue to live on somehow. According to the New Yorker “Book Bench” blog post about the event, he plans to prove this by publishing the September issue of McSweeney’s in newspaper format!

CBS5 Eye on Blogs also brings news of something I’ve been waiting for asking for, for a long time – a pho truck. It’s not Mission-based, but they’re apparently supposed to be roaming the city. How do you find them? Follow @whatthepho on Twitter, of course.

Also, El Tonayense’s struggle with John O’Connell aside, taco troubles have apparently gone nationwide. Read the LA Times article here. Is there no justice?

UPDATE: Of course, I forgot to plug Mission Loc@l’s new category of restaurant reviews, “La Comida Loca” – where we check out the newest places in the Mission District, some old standards and hopefully, some overlooked gems. The first one up on the list, and conveniently just down the street from our offices, is Schmidt’s on the corner of 20th and Folsom.

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Armand is a photojournalism and multimedia student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is originally from Baton Rouge, La. His work history includes being a paper pusher in Los Angeles and a youth program coordinator in Ramallah, and is currently a student editor at Mission Local, which means he gets to read a lot of news and tell people what to do.

He also waits for the day when bacon and buffalo sauce combine on one plate.

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