Ed Brownson.

It is 7 a.m, 53° and headed to 64°, slightly warmer considering the temperature failed to hit 60 yesterday. Details for the next ten days are here. In a word, it will be coolish for awhile.

The biggest news on the tech blogs seems to be Twitter’s switch from Helvetica-Neue to Gotham.  And, as long as we’re into tech and there are endless writers of blogs out there, here is some advice on the perfect length and other attributes of the perfect blog post. 

There’s probably something in there for me to learn from, but I have to say the advice on a sweet spot of 1,500 words makes me skeptical.

Let’s all move to Cleveland where we can live well on less than $30,000 a year, at least according to a post on two cents. 

In Mission news, Richard Pouncy was sentenced to 26 years in prison for strangling Richard Sprague to death in 2012 over an ATM card.   Sprague was found dead on Julian street where he had been lying for five hours. 

Burrito Justice shares his broadcast with a second generation Missonite. 

Send tips, photos and news items our way to missionlocal@gmail.com

Happy last day of May!

Follow Us

Founder/Executive Editor. 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 and raised. Like many local news outlets, The Tribune no longer exists. I left daily newspapers after working at The New York Times for the business, foreign and city desks. Lucky for all of us, it is still there.

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.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest in local news sustainable. The answer continues to elude me.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.