Thrift Town. Photo by chipi-chipi

It’s 6:10 a.m., 53° and headed to 62°. In other words: warm, but not quite as warm as yesterday. Details are here.

Good news for mapping/real estate nerds! David Rumsey has scanned the Sanborn fire insurance maps of San Francisco from the year before the earthquake. Burrito Justice is already in there, playing around with them.

Jerry Brown doesn’t want your help with the budget. If you’re a Republican.

And A.C. Thompson, an investigative reporter who spent years covering crime in the Bay Area, continues to do great work at ProPublica. Don’t read this if you need to be cheered up in any way, but here’s a fascinating look at how our forensic system is (not) functioning in the case of children’s deaths.

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Heather Smith covers a beat that spans health, food, and the environment, as well as shootings, stabbings, various small fires, and shouting matches at public meetings. She is a 2007 Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism and a contributor to the book Infinite City.

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