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It’s 8 a.m. and 66° this Friday morning with a 20 percent chance of rain. Dress in layers because it’s not quite San Francisco summer yet. Details for the next 10 days can be found here.

Dogs are being used to help the homeless in the Mission through a new city-funded program called Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos (WOOF), El Tecolote reports. The pilot program connects people with an animal in need to help that person reintegrate into their community. Read all about it here.

Stabbing in the Mission:  The San Francisco Examiner reports that a woman was arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened at 16th and Mission streets on Wednesday. The woman allegedly stabbed a man she was sharing a drink with when he refused to give back the alcoholic beverage.

There will be a joint vigil on Saturday in Golden Gate Park for the families of five young men who have gone missing recently, including Mission resident Shawn Dickerson. Dickerson disappeared in December 2011. For more information, go here.

San Francisco social media giant Twitter filed for its initial public offering Thursday. What do you think this means for the Mission, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area?

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Alexander Mullaney is a journalist and publisher in San Francisco. In 2008, he founded The Ingleside Light, a monthly neighborhood newspaper with a circulation of 10,000. In The Ingleside Light he reports on community affairs and publishes the work of both local and student journalists and photographers. He sits on the board of directors of the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, the Ocean Avenue Association, and the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association. In the summer of 2013, Mullaney organized and managed two community journalism courses for youth with City College of San Francisco and the non-profit Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse. The pilot program paid students stipends, offered both high school and college credit, and published their articles and photographs in The Ingleside Light. He intends to find funding to offer the program in 2014. Mullaney holds a bachelors degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. He is studying multimedia and longform writing at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He plans to use his time at graduate school to expand his reportage to produce stories for the public good.

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