UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: Astute Mission Loc@l reporter Vanessa has a better eye for detail than I do, and informs me that the Chili Bowl was yesterday, not today. I have a bad habit of assuming that all cool things on the weekend happen on Sundays. She says the event was pretty great, as does Kevin Montgomey from Mission Mission. Check out the kickass photo on that post.


Safari users, here’s your link to Vanessa Carr’s piece on robberies of cash registers from convenience stores in the Mission District.

It seems like exodus from the Mission District this weekend, what with the Outside Lands festival, the Eat Real festival (which was rather tasty) and the sight of people packing their cars, SUVs and RVs heading to la playa for Burning Man.

If you weren’t able to make it/couldn’t afford/didn’t care enough to go to Outside Lands this year, SFist has a nice photo gallery from yesterday’s schedule.

Though there have been various missives comparing the East Bay to Detroit, Flint Expatriates offers another view, contrasting nature reconquering urbanization in Flint, with efforts to protect fledgling trees along Alabama Street.

Remember the case of the unarmed african american mentally ill woman shot by police officers? According to the Chronicle, she’s now suing the city for $10 million.

It’s a few days old, but Bay Area Bites has a great review of Manivanh Thai on 24th Street. If you only pass by there after closing on your way to Pop’s, it’s the one with the awesome roll-down mural.

Did someone say Chili Bowl? No, not that Chili Bowl, but one at Potrero Skate Park (a.k.a. La Raza Park) today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s supposed to be cooler today, which is a good thing because I don’t know if a hot bowl of chili hits the spot if the weather is anything like yesterday’s.