Over the next couple of weeks, Mission Local will return to earlier stories to follow up on what happened to people and places that we reported on during the first month of the pandemic. But there’s nothing like the full experience of revisiting the headlines of a year.

As the year progresses, you can also see the increasing cases, the oversized impact on Latinx residents, and the minimal testing of that community. Ideas — like a tracking app — were promoted and then disappeared; reopening schools at first seemed possible, but then became impossible.

We’ve done stories on all of these issues and we will continue to explore the ongoing impact of the virus, but this offers a grab from the headlines experience. You can search any of these headlines and come up with a story.

Let us know what you think. Do we have it set too fast? Too slow?

Kate Selig

Kate Selig is an intern at Mission Local.

Julian Mark

Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

Annika Hom

Annika Hom is our inequality reporter through our partnership with Report for America. Annika was born and raised in the Bay Area. She previously interned at SF Weekly and the Boston Globe where she focused...

Juan Carlos Lara

Juan Carlos Lara covers business and development in the Mission. Juan Carlos, a San Francisco State alum, is as much a photographer as he is a writer and previously worked as the campus news editor at...

Lydia Chávez

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...

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  1. This is powerful and fascinating. So grateful for the consistently excellent work of Mission Local during the pandemic!

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