Photo by Esther Reyes

It’s 6:31 a.m. and 54. Expected high of 65. There’s going to be sun, some clouds. Supposedly no rain. Supposedly no rain ALL WEEKEND. We shall see.

In the “here come the feds” department: The owners of the property housing three Mission dispensaries — Mr. Nice Guy, Medithrive and 208 Valencia Street Caregivers — were served letters this week telling them to evict their tenants or else. The three were chosen because of their relative proximity to schools, and the letters threaten criminal charges, forfeiture of their property and 40 years in prison if they don’t evict the dispensaries within 45 days.

In the good news department: Samuel P. Taylor and Tomales Bay state parks are going to stay open for at least another year — the National Park Service is stepping up to take care of them. Samuel P. Taylor is a great bike camping spot, so it’s especially good news for Mission dwellers who want to explore outside the city without a car.

In the news you can actually weigh in on department: Do you want BART trains to run later on weekends? Right now the plan is to run the trains 30 minutes later on Friday nights (which means the last train would leave for the East Bay from the 16th Street station at 12:49 a.m. instead of 12:19), and start the trains 20 minutes later on Saturday mornings (which means the first eastbound train would leave 16th Street at 6:20 instead of 6 a.m.). If you want to weigh in, send an e-mail to by Oct. 31.

Follow Us

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.

Leave a comment

Please keep your comments short and civil. Do not leave multiple comments under multiple names on one article. We will zap comments that fail to adhere to these short and very easy-to-follow rules.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *