It’s 6:30 a.m, 55° going to 57°. Details here.

We think we eat a lot in the Mission. We’re pikers compared to Donna Simpson, who NY Magazine editors describe as their “favorite overachieving fat lady.” She apparently ate 30,000 calories on Christmas Day.
Details here.

Back to the Bay, here’s another list of favorite restaurants here.

A 1956 photo of the Ferry Building from Eric Fisher’s trove.

And a first draft of civic pride from Rio Yañez

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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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