Another dandelion. Who does these?

It’s 6:37 a.m, 58deg; and headed to 76°. We can safely announce that summer is here. Details are here.

The SFUSD Budget gets a first reading from a parent at the SK files. It’s a little heady for a Monday morning. Maybe any morning, which is why I offer it to the brave and strong now.

Catching up with Burrito Justice, we have welding the J-Church. Never easy.

Alabama acts like Alabama circa 1960s and goes with the country’s strictest anti-immigration law. Come on, surprise us Alabama.

One kid they stay, two kids they flee, writes the SF Chronicle about families in the city.

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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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