It’s 4:38 a.m., 57 and going to the 60s, and they say rain.

You may have noticed changes on our page. We’re still working out the kinks. Believe me, change is hard.

There’s a wine renaissance in La Lengua, Burrito Justice tells us.

And we have the Valencia widening history (1923 to 1936) from Eric Fischer.

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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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  1. noticed the new digs. nice. very nice design. maybe i should say something cool, so i can get “called out” :p

  2. No doubt change is hard. I’m an regular visitor to the site. I have to say the new look is is very nice. Clean, simple, easier to read. I can’t wait to have a closer look. Thanks for all the work.

    -Julio Gonzales
    aka “LaRazaMan”

    1. Julio and Sasha: Thank you. The credit goes to Richard Koci Hernandez and Josh Williams. Best, Lydia