On Cesar Chavez. I love these hand painted signs. Photo by Lydia Chávez

It’s 7:43 a.m. but much earlier when these were taken. It is now 54˚ and expected to rise to a mostly sunny 77˚. Details for the next ten days here.

Today’s block: 26th to Cesar Chavez, Valencia to Bartlett. The Salvation Army dominates the block on the Valencia side and then on Cesar Chavez it becomes a busy highway that quickly calms once you turn the corner onto Bartlett.

Even when I returned home at 7:10 a.m. it was still barely light, but on Sunday, with the end of daylight savings, all of this will change.

Sometimes when I walk now in the Mission, I think of all the earlier stories that I am walking by including a piece on the 26 Valencia ending in 2009 and a spoof some reporters did on Teddy abuse in 2010.

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Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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