Hope you stayed dry and safe yesterday and avoided scenes like this one at 22nd and Folsom. Yikes!

Nina Goodby brings us more shots of the stormy day in the neighborhood.

And Patrick Kollman reports on a new initiative that will arm Mission police with cellphones. It’s been a hit in Bernal Heights. Can it work on 24th street?

Here’s a rendering of the new development at 17th and Mission that  we told you about yesterday. Your thoughts?

In other news, the cash-strapped Municipal Transportation Agency has a plan to raise cash by extending parking meters’ operating hours. According to this map (thanks, Snitch) you’d have to pay to park at metered spots in the Mission from 8 a.m. through midnight Mon-Sat. and til 6 p.m. Sundays.

Of course, there’s an easy way to avoid feeding the meter: walk. A new website and smartphone app, Scenic Route, is about to make your schlep a little more interesting — just plug your destination  and the site will plot you out a route replete with obscure stops and tidbits of knowledge. Like this: the Mission Cemetery is the only cemetery still within city limits. Among its inhabitants are 5000 First Nations people who built Mission Dolores.

Hey, it’s time to get started on your Halloween costume. Just two weeks away! If you’re thinking of going as a hunk of pork or a loaf of Wonderbread, I implore you to look at these photos and reconsider.

Tonight the ACLU, Equal Justice Society and others host the West Coast premiere of The Least of These, a film about controversial family immigrant detention centers where kids and their parents await asylum hearings or deportation proceedings.  It’s in Japantown, but looks worth the trek.

And, finally, the Bay Area Video Coalition is offering hefty discounts for its winter-semester classes if you sign up by December 31. Check it out.

Yahoo! We’re halfway through the week!

Bridget Huber

Bridget writes about community groups, non-profits and collectives for Mission Loc@l.

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