Photo by La Eneida

It is 7 a.m., 51° and headed to 66°. Details for the next 10 days are here. All in all it looks like a very good week.

Bicycle couriers are back, writes SF Gate. That’s good news for places like TCB Couriers, one of the first new ventures. 

Bernalwood has a good post on the various essays that have been written about the changing San Francisco, picking out those that are most salient and interesting.

We’ve linked to the first, but it is worth linking to again and we offer you the second, which we missed.

The first is a must-read piece of analysis by Kim-Mai Cutler, entitled “How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained).” It’s a longread that masterfully combines quantitative data with historical perspective, economics, and policy analysis to clearly explain how and why San Francisco ended up being so darn expensive right now.

….On the cultural side of the ledger, left-leaning San Francisco journalist (and former Bernal neighbor) Gary Kamiya just published a refreshing perspective on San Francisco’s current circumstances, and the phenomenon he calls The Change.


Tech Crunch has done a great job of covering the domestic abuse charges and then firing of RadiumOne’s  CEO Gurbaksh Chahal. The latest is its analysis of Chahal’s blog post defending/explaining his behavior.

You’ll note that he doesn’t state that he didn’t hit her, just that he didn’t hit her as many times as indicated, or cause her injury or trauma. READ THE FULL ACCOUNT.

Enjoy the day!

Lydia Chávez

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

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