According to the weather forecast, we better get used to this rain because it’s going to be here for a while, until next Saturday apparently. Laura Waxmann and Kimberly Chua set out today to interview people about what they do on a rainy day. See their multimedia project here.

The SF Examiner reports that San Francisco’s redevelopment agency is hoping to get “$22 million worth of equity to promote economic activity in poor parts of The City.” The money would come from the U.S. Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, a federal program. Agency commissioners will be having a meeting on Tuesday.

Now some food news. When we interviewed ForageSF founder Iso Rabins at his first underground farmer’s market in December, he was hoping to organize another event soon. According to his blog, things are looking good. The market should be back on Jan. 28th. In the meantime, Rabins has also been organizing edible walks where an expert forager helps you see a new side of our beloved city – one of full of food free for the taking.

And one last food note for the day. A man traveling from China was stopped at customs in early December trying to bring in …. not drugs, not fake Chanel purses but citrus peels. Yes, you read right. It turns out U.S. customs has a very interesting list of items travelers have tried to smuggle in. The Examiner’s article includes an interview with a customs agent. He says he’s seen “elephant toenails, leopard bones, some monkey feet and even a human hand.” And we thought we had an interesting job…

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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