Today’s big news is, obviously, Sunday Streets, the mission sunny and car-free––what a wonderful way to bring the city together.  From 10am until 2pm, 24th street, 19th Street and part of Valencia were filled with thousands of people. From children biking, families walking, some rollerblading, while others enjoyed people watching and catching the traditional Mexican dance performances on 24th and Shotwell.

You can watch a photo slideshow created by our very own Mission Loc@l reporter Lola Chavez.

Anyway, a great event, looked like a great injection of energy for local businesses that took this opportunity to grill out on the street, sell their goods and let their neighborhood know they are still in town. The next Sunday Streets will be July 19th in the Mission once again.  If you want to get involved in the next event, visit the link here.

Burrito Justice’s only complain for the day: It ended too early — they suggest ending at 4pm instead of 2pm. Mission Local thinks it’s a worthy consideration :0) More to read on Sunday Streets over at  SF Gate.

All good things must come to an end.

What’s coming This Week

Concerned with the current economic state and looking back at how things were handled during the Great Depression?  Modern Times Bookstore’s Indie Press of the Month Party on Tuesday will feature John Bellamy Foster’s The Great Financial Crisis and Put to Work: Relief Programs in the Great Depression by Nancy Rose.  Party starts at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday the Municipal Transit Agency will be having their regular meeting at 1 p.m.  Given the recent debate over the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget, public comment might be the most interesting part of the meeting.  Then on Friday Muni riders can tell their story (in any form) at the Makeout Room from 7:30-9:30 p.m., as a part of Muni Diaries.  If you have a funny Muni story to tell or act out, do it over a drink with fellow riders.

The Mission Book Sale and Drive at John O’Connell takes place from Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14.  Folks can bring old books and purchase brand new ones too.  Book worms this one’s for you!  Check with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library for the schedule and details.

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