Good Morning Mission!

Photo by Gerard Livernois

It is 6:47 a.m., 56° and headed to 61°. Details for the next 10 days are here.

There was a lot full of low-riders on Sunday at John O’Connell — a joint fest co-sponsored by Engage SF and the high school students.

There’s a new campaign — California Rocks — to get the state’s residents to buy earthquake insurance, according to the SF Business Times.

The state holds an estimated two-thirds of all earthquake risk in the United States, CEA says, but only 11 percent of California residents have residential insurance coverage against earthquake-related damage. READ MORE.

Interesting opinion piece in the SF Examiner about Calle 24th and whether designating 24th Street as a Latino heritage sight makes sense given the demographic shifts in San Francisco. Among other examples used to marshall his argument of a changing demographic.

Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat, was invented in the Mission district by an Italian pasta distributor based on a recipe from his Armenian neighbor. Rice-A-Roni is essentially Armenian rice pilaf.

I’ve been wondering if we should have readers or vociferous commenters write Good Morning Mission for week-long stints, sharing your reading with the Mission.

John, two bears, poor.ass.millionaire, Zaphod, Marcos? Others? Any takers out there? Of course, you would have to use your real name, but hey, there’s honor in that.

This is not an offer to write morning screeds, but to point us to pieces outside of Mission Local that you think Mission readers might be interested in. If you’re up for it, let me know at

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  1. C. Russo

    Come on, John and Ass. Put up or shut up!

    • John

      The stated requirement to use a real name would deter me from any formal contribution.

      I’ve already had one poster here stalking me and trying to solicit information about my true identity. I guess the truth scares some people. While others apparently cannot tolerate diverse viewpoints to the point where they get angry and belligerent.

      I’d consider such an assignment if a nom de plume could be used, and I fail to see why that would be a problem.

  2. marcos

    Thanks for the invite, Lydia, but time is tight. It is much easier to splat out 100 bytes of wisdom at random intervals during the day than it is to curate news items in the morning as the coffee takes effect and I get ready for work.

    The rantings of those who are afraid to put their names behind their rantings cannot be taken seriously, they must be splatted down as one would dispatch a garden variety cockroach even as more keep coming out of the woodwork.

    • John

      “The rantings of those who are afraid to put their names behind their rantings cannot be taken seriously”

      You do not post here with a full identifiable name either.

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