Welcome to the special Valentine’s Day edition of your Monday morning history quiz.

In this week’s seven questions, we look back at the romance, heartbreak and wisdom we’ve seen over the past decade at Mission Local. If you get stuck on any of the questions, click the pictures to read a related article and find some clues.

Dedicated to Jessica Lum, a former Mission Local star who passed away in 2013. Jess was a multimedia reporter who was immensely talented and funny. She loved Valentine’s Day. We still miss her.

If you missed any of our previous quizzes, you can find them here:

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DATA REPORTER. Will was born in the UK and studied English at Oxford University. After a few years in publishing, he absconded to the USA where he studied data journalism in New York. Will has strong views on healthcare, the environment, and the Oxford comma.

Founder/Executive Editor. 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 and raised. Like many local news outlets, The Tribune no longer exists. I left daily newspapers after working at The New York Times for the business, foreign and city desks. Lucky for all of us, it is still there.

As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest in local news sustainable. The answer continues to elude me.

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