If you’re confused about why Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize and wondering what others have to say about it, Bridget Huber’s article today brings you a range of reactions from Mission residents.

While opinions run the gamut from flabbergasted to overjoyed, the most common response seems to be confusion as to why Barack was handed the award now, when Guantanamo remains open and troops levels have dropped significantly in Iraq and have grown in Afghanistan.

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos must be wondering the same thing. On Tuesday, Avalos introduced a resolution “urging the United States federal government to end the U.S. military occupation of Afghanistan while providing humanitarian aid to support the recovery of the country from the effects of war,” according to SF Gate.

Apparently, the resolution was introduced to bring attention to this week’s eight anniversary of U.S. military involvement there, which doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, given Obama’s plan to increase troop presence to fight the Taliban.

On a lighter note, if you’re interested in checking out some the SF Open Studios art expositions in the Mission this weekend, but you don’t know where to start, Justin Juul and Heather Duthie bring you a review of some of the best works being displayed. Tomorrow is the last day of the event, so read their article now and choose your galleries wisely.

In other news, tomorrow looks to be a gloomy day for those of us who have been enjoying all the sunshine this week. As SF Appeal reports, a major storm is expected to hit San Francisco on Monday, with high winds and rain projected. To make things worse, the storm is expected to stay in town through Wednesday morning, and residents are being warned of possible flooding and falling trees.

Free sandbags are available at the Department of Public Works Operations Yard at 2323 Cesar Chavez Blvd., open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a 10-bag limit per address.

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Bryan Gibel

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bryan has a background in investigative reporting for newspapers and the radio. He is working the health beat for Mission Loc@l.

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