It is currently 7 a.m., 50° and headed to the mid-60s, with a zero chance of rain, according to the Weather Channel.

From the San Francisco Chronicle we learn about Cory Ferris, a 19-year-old Mission High grad who painted a mural on a freeway pillar along San Bruno Avenue — the first time Caltrans has permitted art on its freeway pillars:

Exit at Silver Avenue and come down to the traffic island, and that blue post seen from above reveals itself to be an intricate mural painted in shades of green and yellow to portray a snake climbing 50 feet up through purple lupine toward a butterfly in a blue sky with puffy white clouds.

There is no written explanation, and the only lettering spells the name Cory Ferris. Track Ferris to her home seven blocks away, and you’ll find a 19-year-old who was a senior at Mission High School when she got the commission.

From the Chronicle we also learn about a letter Supervisor Christina Olague sent to President Barack Obama asking him to keep his word on medical marijuana:

While Olague “wholeheartedly” supports Obama’s re-election run, she is ticked at Obama for backing off of his 2008 campaign commitment concerning medical cannabis. You remember what candidate Obama said then: “I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on [medical cannabis].” Yet, as Olague wrote in an open letter to Obama that we have obtained, “that is exactly what is happening when the federal government orchestrates raids of cannabis dispensaries that comply with state and local laws.”

Supervisors David Campos and Scott Wiener co-signed the letter.

Have a good day, folks!

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare...

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