Good Morning Mission!

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It is 7 a.m., 52° and headed to 68°. Details for the next 10 days are here.

Refugee Shacks. Carl Nolte writes about the more than 5,000 refugee shacks that went up after the 1906 earthquake. Some 100 of them still remain, some on public display and others owned privately. “They are people’s homes. There are two dozen of them in Bernal Heights, three in the Sunset District, four in Ocean View, several more in Daly City, a few in San Bruno and at least one in Santa Cruz,” he writes. Read more.

As tax day approaches, the California Budget Project has a report showing that the lowest income households pay a larger percent of their income in taxes — those earning less than “$13,000 a year on average, pay 10.6 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes. This is a larger share than all other segments of households — including the very wealthy. The top 1 percent of Californians, with an average annual income of $1.6 million, pay just 8.8 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes — or nearly two full percentage points less than the state’s poorest families.” READ MORE.

And Baking Me Hungry has the Boba Guys story. 

Mission Mission has a nice shot of the work going on in Dolores Park. 

Enjoy the day!

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  1. John

    That is a highly prejudicial way of looking at who pays taxes in this state. The underlying article cited gives a fairer picture showing how much of the tax burden weighs on a relatively small number of affluent people, thus:

    “Higher-income households pay a greater share of their incomes in personal income taxes. California’s personal income tax has a progressive structure, by which higher incomes are taxed at a higher rate. The state personal income tax also has a high income threshold – the level at which an individual or family begins to pay income taxes.

    This means that some low-income households pay no personal income tax at all. For example, a single parent with one child needed an adjusted gross income (AGI) of around $43,000 to pay any state income tax for 2013.

    These characteristics of California’s tax system mean that wealthy Californians pay a large share of the state’s personal income tax. In 2011, the wealthiest 10 percent paid more than three- quarters (76.0 percent) of California’s personal income tax.”

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