UPDATE: 3:43 p.m. The vandalism of the 27-foot Aztec Calendar in front of City College has been cleaned.

UPDATE: 3:01 p.m. A car crash at 23rd and Capp streets has injured at least three people. Safari users, please click here for the full feature.

Meanwhile outside of the Mission District, former City College chancellor Phillip Day has been charged with illegally using $150,000 of public funds for political donations and other banned uses.


Okay Safari users, here’s your link to our feature on Romeo Gilberto Osorio, a long time Mission District art figure who is curating the show that opens today at SOMArts.

And a fascinating hold up story on Mission Mission. Wow. Watch out.

And is American Apparel’s promotion in Los Angeles that Burrito Justice writes about a harbinger of taco trucks to come?

And SF Gate has Newsom’s latest idea on community gardens and food. Two things this makes me think about. One: Fidel Castro took this even farther pushing government workers out to work on community gardens in 1992 when the island was broke and he had to give civil servants something to do. So, SF is broke and maybe more hands in the dirt would give the gardens a better start. Second: Doesn’t SF already have plenty of gardens.

Oh, and at a bloggers meet-up last night at UC Berkeley, our mothership, ran into some amazing bloggers including Bonnie Powell, who runs Ethicurean, a national network of food and agricultural bloggers.

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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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