Kingston Streetscape. Photo by Anita O'Brien

It is  53˚ and expected to rise to 66˚. Details for the next ten days are here.

It’s May and that means morning fog, even in the Mission. No breeze, though, so the temperature was just right for a morning stroll around a short block almost at the tip of the southern Mission triangle – 30th Street to Kingston, San Jose to Mission Streets.

Just two blocks from my apartment, this little area looks dull at the outset, but no block in the Mission is dull when you start looking closely. I will always remember this block as the location that my stolen car was recovered, parked at a pump at the 76 gas station. In the ignition was still the binder clip that the thief used as a key (go figure). Everything in the car had been taken (a baseball cap, the owner’s manual, my registration), but the thief had left me someone else’s steering wheel club and a set of jumper cables. How kind. It’s nice to supplement that memory with a pleasant walk around the block on an early morning in May.

With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to 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.

30th is as high as the numbered streets go. Photo by Anita O’Brien
30th Street and San Jose. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
This flower was too fancy for its own good. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Thrillhouse is a nonprofit, volunteer-run store specializing in punk and underground music. Photo by Anita O’Brien
The J-Church train skirts the Mission for just a couple blocks on its way downtown. Photo by Anita O’Brien.
Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
Sentries. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Restrained. Photo by Anita O’Brien
This dog really wanted to eat me. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Pizzeria Window. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
Packed and Ready to Board the 24 Bus. Photo by Anita O’Brien
On San Jose Street. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
Kingston Ends Here. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
The thief parked my stolen car here. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Photo by Anita O’Brien
Disputed territory–Mission or Bernal Heights? This restaurant chose the latter. Photo by Anita O’Brien
Breakfast Time. Photo by Anita O’Brien
A welcoming little group at the front door. Photo by Anita O’Brien

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