It’s 55˚ and expected to rise to a partly cloudy 61˚. Details for the next ten days are here.

Today’s block is that strange triangular one between where Mission and Valencia meet to Cesar Chavez, and around again to Mission.

It’s a bit of an odd block, in between two neighborhoods, really. When I walked by to take the following photos on the morning of Thursday, May 21 the sense of in-betweenness was all around. People were waiting for the bus and waiting for the day to start. A woman at her laptop at Tierra Mia coffee shop seemed to be waiting for the right thing to type. The anti-abortion demonstrators at the Planned Parenthood seemed to be waiting for women exercising their right to choose to arrive.

It’s also a block marked by the transition of a neighborhood in change. There’s crews in the process of repaving, storefronts getting new paint jobs, but old stalwarts like the Roccopulco and O’Reilly Auto Parks stand by. On the mural that adorns the front of my favorite bar, El Rio, the artist marks the spaces that have made their final transition—Marcus Books, Esta Noche among them.

With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on and document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and block you would like at info@missionlocal.com.

You can see a map of all of the blocks here. The blocks in grey are being saved for others who have signed up. Let us save a block for you as well.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Heads down on Cesar Chavez. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Heads down on Cesar Chavez. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Better than a parking ticket. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Better than a parking ticket. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

I see these anti-abortion protesters at least once a week on this corner. I like to pay them as little attention as possible, but they're an unavoidable part of the landscape. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

I see these anti-abortion protesters at least once a week on this corner. I like to pay them as little attention as possible, but they’re an unavoidable part of the landscape. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Hungry eyes. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Hungry eyes. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

This lady gave me a big smile after I took this photo. Wish I has taken a photo of that. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

This lady gave me a big smile after I took this photo. Wish I has taken a photo of that. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

New Sound has a new look. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.