A reader passed on the Ford Foundation news of $100 million in new grants “awarded to projects that incubate and produce creative work across all disciplines.”

Earlier Today By Mark Rabine

Great Scott! It’s Movie Night in the Mission!

6 A.M. 50°; cool and clear. And the forecast for this evening, around 7:30 expect the same, only warmer (but not much). Even the Dolores Park ghosts are expected to reappear for “Back to the Future”. Otherwise, Happy Buddha Day.

Cecil B. Demented Eats Here

If Zuni, Range and Foreign Cinema are good enough for the Pope of Trash, as Mary Ladd sez, aren’t they good enough for the parents?

Where’s the Beef?

Seized by a sudden fit of in loco parentis, the Supes voted to make Mondays Eat Your Vegetables Day. Measure now goes to Mayor Getty’s table at Chez Panisse for approval.

Skin ‘Em Alive

Not satisfied with paying $25,000 to $35,000 a year for roomcleaners, dishwashers, servers, bellpersons and others, now the Hoteliers are demanding their workers pay more for health care. “Employees have to have to have some skin in the game,”said the lawyer for W and the St. Francis. Hilton Hotel workers, Local 2 Unite Here, responded by walking off the job. (photo credit SFAppeal).

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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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