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CAFE LA BOHEME 6 A.M.    Good Morning Mission District!

Current temperature at 24th and Mission is a densely fogged 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mostly like yesterday they say,which was a perfect day to take in the blossoming plum and cherry trees in the Mission and around the City.  (psst — it’s not the Mission, but the best place for blossoming trees right now is the Sutro Cloud Forest )

A Street Car Named Conspiracy

Burrito Justice posts three views of SF public transit past.  Quick, comfortable, roomy, safe — and electric.  One of the views comes from artist local artist/cartoonist Sirron Norris,  whose studio gallery recently opened at 1406B Valencia (near 26th).  Of course the crime that was the Great Streetcar Scandal is well-known and supplies much  of the background to a deplorable public transit getting worse.

Whither Spork?

Spork, the little restaurant that could, may be headed to whereever it is that restaurants go when their time is up or their building gets sold.   In this case, Curbed SF reports the owner, project sponsor Shizuo Holdings Trust, plans to demolish the classic 1950’s KFC outlet converted into Valencia’s quirkiest restaurant.

Club for Mural Growth

Yesterday, after pointing to the graffiti murals in Lilac and Caledonia Alleys, the dog and I went out walking and stumbled across the muralists from Precita Eyes who are beginning to put up a new mural at César Chávez and Mission on the new 3400 César Chávez (aka 555 Bartlett).  The mural, which will contain a representation of the building that graced that corner  before Kelly-Moore took it over, was part of the deal.  Missionloc@l will follow the progress of the mural goes up and hopefully tones down the Miami Beach look and feel of the new building.

Fog Lifting?  Don’t Bet on It.

As the day breaks the fog begins lifting, or is that the Che Guevara blend at work?  Going to the job after a three day weekend is a drag.  However, not going to the job can be even more of a drag.  The Atlantic is running a piece on the long term consequences we can expect from high unemployment during this Great Recession, saying it will “may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades” and “likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults”.

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Mark Rabine has lived in the Mission for over 40 years. "What a long strange trip it's been." He has maintained our Covid tracker through most of the pandemic, taking some breaks with his search for the Mission's best fried-chicken sandwich and now its best noodles. When the Warriors make the playoffs, he writes up his take on the games.

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