UPDATE: Some high school students of Friends of the Urban Forest were spotted doing maintenance on some trees on Shotwell and 20th street. The city wide group said

Carina Tejada of Balboa High working on Shotwell and 20th Street.

they will be in the neighberhood for the next couple days.

So, there is something about waking up to Armand’s Sunday walk here.  Peaceful.

I’m wondering what Shalwah will have to say about the sketch of Mission Style in the Chronicle that shows a young woman in a very short, frilly dress, skinnies, a tattoo.  Mmmmm.  Looks. more like a visitor than a resident, but  I could be wrong.

And good to hear that Jennifer Jones, the owner of the Candy Store also likes Schmidt’s, the German deli on Folsom and 20th that I’ve also become addicted to and it’s sent me into the territory of rationalizing an occasional sausage.

Okay, on to more serious fare.  SanFrancisco FYI writes about a new web site  for offering your health story in the  debate over a national health care policy.

Now that Congress is in recess, there’s lots of organizing around health care.  Go here to see what the Administration is trying to do locally.  And the NYTimes has a piece on You Tube’s efforts in SF and elsewhere.  We met with Kieran Farr, a founder of VidSF and they’re doing some cool work.

Caught this work going on in Clarion Alley. The artist was too busy to disturb.

And just up on Valencia, Duke drew and then painted on old windows.  Okay, gotta get going.

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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