Mural by Mark Bode painted in 2009 on the side wall of Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist, at 110 Julian Avenue. Photo by Wallyg

It is 7 a.m, 50° and headed to 62° and it was actually nippier on Friday. Details for the next ten days are here. Sort of blah/meh weather is in store for the immediate future.

If you’re feeling like a couch potato, Lifehacker has a short-intense workout graphed out for you here. 

If you’re comfortable in being lazy or feel virtuously worked out, head to Sightglass Coffee.  I just discovered that its cafe on 20th Street near Southern Exposure has pastries from  b. Patisserie,  whose pastry chef Belinda Leong has been getting a lot of attention.

They also carry  pastries from Piccino and Neighbor Bakehouse.

At this time of year, one must also go to Dianda’s on Mission Street.

Enough on food.  The Bold Italic has a good Earthquake anniversary piece comparing the San Francisco of 1906 to the city today. 

And Burrito Justice gives you a save-the-date head’s up on a bikes to books tour on May 3. 


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As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards.

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