Tree Removal. Taken 03.08.14 Photo by Gerard Livernois

It is 7 a.m., 55° and headed to 65° with any overnight rain cleared up this morning. Details for the next 10 days are here.

San Francisco is not the only place where artists are having a difficult time finding affordable space, reports the NYT.

It’s been over six months since some four dozen artists lost their studios in Industry City, a sprawling factory complex on the Brooklyn waterfront. Many had spent decades hopping from studio to studio, from borough to borough. But according to interviews with over two dozen of the displaced, that practice of alighting in new, ungentrified neighborhoods has, at least for them, ground to something of a halt, hampered by a common refrain in New York: Rents are rising too fast.

Being studioless, some have put their art careers aside. Others have begun to ask: If they can’t afford gritty, unglamorous Industry City, then where? READ MORE.

Walking Safe. Ed Lee unveiled his five-year-plan for improving pedestrian safety. Streetsblog SF has the report and the list of improvements that will be made in the Mission District. 

Lego Love. Mission Artist Rio Yañez has rediscovered lego love and created a UFW flag with his childhood collection. 

Enjoy the day!

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school until 2019. I got my start in newspapers at the Albuquerque Tribune in the city where I was born and raised. The Tribune...

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