Photo by Courtney Quirin

It is 7 a.m. It may feel like 53° now, but we’re headed toward 71° today. It’s the beginning of a temperature downturn. The rest of the week will be mostly in the high 60°s. Details for the next 10 days are here.

There may be hope for no BART strike — then again, there may not be. Although union leaders announced yesterday that they weren’t ready to give the customary 72-hour strike notice, the notice is not required for them to preform a walk-out on Thursday at midnight. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle says a resolution, if any, is going to come down to the wire.

The hopelessness and misery many homeless experience can be magnified for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Many feel unsafe or discriminated against when they visit shelters. Almost 30 percent of the San Francisco homeless population is LGBT. Yesterday Project Homeless Connect was held on Market Street. Hundreds of volunteers rallied to help the homeless receive the care they need. Learn more about the event at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Well this is just awesome: An interactive map of independent bookstores in San Francisco! Check out the Mission. It’s chock-full of inspiring places. Adobe Books makes an appearance in its new location. See the whole map in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Alexandra Garretón

Alexandra Garreton, 26, enjoys living in a neighborhood where she can use her Spanish on a daily basis. Garreton moved to the Mission in August, and has been intrigued by the welcoming nature of the eclectic...

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