It’s a day to eat.  And celebrate.  Happy Fourth.   Later this week, Mission Loc@l will bring you a Salvadoran Fourth of July.

First, for SAFARI users who can’t get it any other way, here’s the link to our feature, MISSION EYES at Artillery Apparel.

UPDATE: Papalote on 24th between Valencia and San Jose is closed today–they’re painting and will be open again July 5, tomorrow. So take a break and go to the park.

You might want to try the bacon potato chips that Burrito Justice has tipped us to.

And the full story will be coming soon, but take this weekend to drop off at Galeria de la Raza today to visit the wonderful Dignidad Rebelde show in which  Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes carry on the Mission’s tradition of political graphic art. alcatrazdykemarch

Both will be there today from noon to 6:30  creating art. Here’s a couple of pieces that are up. You might recognize the one on the right from last weekend’s Dyke March.

So much talent in the area.  Miguel Escobedo from Papalote (Yes that is our stamp on the brown paper bag with your burrito inside it) sent us this mix.

Put it on,  while you go back to the budget. First,  Chris Robert’s short post at SF Appeal on winners and losers.  And then return to the California Budget Project’s latest post on the governor’s new state budget proposals.

For those of you fed-up with the budget and more interested in the international, Mission protesters and others move from the 24th St. BART to the Honduran embassy at Market@Powell for the July 4th extravaganza protest at noon.

And, what was your strangest July 4th?

Mine: Eating hotdogs at the American Embassy in El Salvador.