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In the Mission Today

Happy Legal Assistant’s Day.  Paralegals Global dance party today beginning at noon: drop what you’re doing, join with people all over the world, and DANCE.  It’s conceptual, it’s public, it’s the 6th year and it’s FREE!  You want more?   Check out  our events calendar and Rachel’s weekend roundup.

Adventures in Corporate Citizenship

Mission Mission calls our attention to a community fundraiser sponsored by Samsung. This Saturday you can dump your old computers, cell phones, TVs and other hi-tech garbage at Cesar Chavez School on Folsom from 10 to 2. Samsung does all the work and pays the SFUSD from the proceeds. One question: where does the stuff go after Samsung takes it?

Sun Tzu and the Census

After 9/11, the Prez famously explained the motives of the perpetrators: “They hate Us.” In a war between Us and Them, it sometimes pays to blur the boundaries. No slackers, the folks at the Census have come up with an ingenious way to do their bit for the cause: count Them as Us. Despite outcries from the Arab-American community, even if they check the “other” box and write in “Arab,” as many community groups advocate, the Census will still count them as racially white. Just like Latinos.

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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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