At the station. File photo.

This week on Listen Local, we talked about crime we’ve been reporting on — which has varied from shootings that had a local resident dodging bullets in his living room to neighbors’ memories of an alleged online drug-slinger. Listen in for some thoughts on how and why we do crime reporting and how people react to different types of coverage.

Also on our minds and weighing on our readers’ hearts these past few weeks: Our favorite watering holes. The closure of neighborhood bars with loyal clientele and their own special “thing” is always emotional for regulars, and on this week’s episode we discuss why that is and the unique characteristics of some of our local haunts.

Listen here:

To hear our next episode live on the air, tune into here, on Thursday, October 30th at 9:30 a.m..

Recorded live at’s Secret Alley studio. Intro music by Please Do Not Fight. Outro by Brass Band: Mission.

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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