Morning. Armand’s off the bus, and with luck he’s had a shower, but check out his twitters from yesterday’s ride and hold onto your hat for his full piece.

But in the meantime, here’s an OMG video on a Capp St. strangling attempt from missionmission.  Amazing . Also a Kitty Genovese moment,  and I’ve just linked you to a fascinating report questioning the initial and follow up stories by the NYT.  Interesting for those in media because in many ways it’s a harbinger of what happened in the build-up to Iraq.

But, back to the Mission.

For SAFARI users, the link for today’s feature:  MIXED MEDIA Central American Protests Return to 24th Street.

SF Appeal has an excellent sum up of the SF budget. Sorry, I missed it yesterday, but darn, it’s still good reading today. Thank you.

Burrito Justice has another new mural/ad up and an update on Pi–the pizza place that will replace Suriya Pi.

Odd moment stopping in at Rafael’s Tailoring at 3292 22nd Street right next to Boogaloos. We talked about Rafael immigrating from Mexico 40 years ago and being on 22nd Street for nearly as long.


Then, I walked out, turned west

Yotopia, organic frozen yogurt

and saw this soon-to-be-

opened a couple of doors down.

Oh, and want to remind everyone that there’s an opening tonight at Artillery Apparel from 6-10 p.m. on Misison St. Ivan Lopez is the not so new kid on the block.

UPDATE: Another opening tonight at the new Chile Lindo on 22nd between Mission and Valencia-right across from Rafael and Yotopia.  Today they were still putting up the sign, but the empanadas will be ready by 6 p.m.!

We’ll be there.

Late morning addition:  California’s not the fattest state in the nation–Alabama gets that–and I would have linked to SF Gate for this, but it doesn’t tell us about California (we’re No. 41) so I’ll link you to the site with the report, which has some incredible other figures about where the state ranks No. 1 including health professional shortages and Alzheimer’s Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010). Oh dear.

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Founder/Executive Editor. I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor emeritus at Berkeley’s J-school since 2019 when I retired. I got my start in newspapers at the Albuquerque Tribune in the city where I was born and raised. Like many local news outlets, The Tribune no longer exists. I left daily newspapers after working at The New York Times for the business, foreign and city desks. Lucky for all of us, it is still there.

As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest in local news sustainable. The answer continues to elude me.

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