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It was a busy Thursday night and Friday. My favorite story might be the fifth-grade teacher who turns a leak in her classroom into a science experiment.



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Buena Vista’s perfect storm: Lead-contaminated leaks in classrooms

Fifth-grade teacher Adriana Álvarez dipped the test strip into the yellowish water last Friday, and showed it to her students. They gasped.

Broadmoor rehires ex-police chief convicted of conflict of interest

Exactly one month after the San Mateo Superior Court expunged his conflict-of-interest conviction, Broadmoor police chief Michael Connolly is making his comeback.

Public Defender moves to disqualify DA from McAlister case

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office filed a motion Tuesday that, if approved, would disqualify the DA from the case.

Safe consumption sites in the Mission? Panel tackles contentious topic.

A community panel in the Mission Wednesday night continued the hard conversation, but residents seemed skeptical about NY’s success.


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By Joe Eskenazi

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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.