Mission Loc@l invites readers to Build a Block— to have a conversation through the comment section on what the neighborhood needs, wants, can’t live without. For those that are listed as soon-to-bes, are you happy with what is going in or is already there? Any advice for the new owners?

Here are the blocks to build:
400 Block, between 15th and 16th,
500 Block, between 16th and 17th;
600 Block, 17th and 18th;
700 Block, 18th and 19th;
800 Block, 19th and 20th;
900 Block, 20th and 21st;
1000 Block, 21st and 22nd;
1100 Block, 22nd and 23rd;
1200 Block, 23rd and 24th;
1300 Block, 24th and 25th;
1400 Block, 25th and 26th.

The update on new shops that have opened and new vacancies is here.

Link to map.

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Jan Masaoka, Angelo Fernando, Tanja Aitamurto, Daniel Egnor, Ariel Vardi, Mark Rabine, Francisco Barradas, Megan Casey, Mission Dwellers, Leef Smith, Lila LaHood, Steve Gifford, Jennifer Roberts
Tori Tuncan, Seth Benton, Kara Andrade, Pepper Mint, ken ott, Chris Sacca, and especially to David Cohn at Spot Us who is tireless in promoting good journalism.

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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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