Hello readers!

Hope you are enjoying your lunch. The office is ordering from Wes Burger today. I will get the reviews for tomorrow’s newsletter.

Lots happened Tuesday afternoon. Police arrested a suspect in a beating case that had us mystified because the victim had tried to identify the attacker.

Joe Eskenazi, who wrote earlier this year about the insane number of states San Francisco boycotts, now writes that may change.

And in the evening, Eleni Balakrishnan covered a forum involving the candidates for District Attorney.

We will have more on the different political races by the end of this week.

Eat well,

Lydia

The Latest News

Would-be District Attorneys take aim at DA Jenkins in raucous debate

By Eleni Balakrishnan

The candidates running to oust appointed incumbent District Attorney Brooke Jenkins took shots at her ethical and political stances at a debate on Tuesday night held at the University of San Francisco.

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San Francisco is now boycotting most of the United States. That may soon change.

By Joe Eskenazi

In March, Mission Local wrote that the city of San Francisco was boycotting the majority of the United States — 28 states did not pass the city’s criterion regarding anti-LGBTQ laws, anti-abortion and other political issues.

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Arrest made in unprovoked beating of Mission District restaurant worker

By David Mamaril Horowitz

Police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting 52-year-old restaurant worker Ramon Reyna, who was last month severely beaten and robbed while he was walking his dog.

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SNAP

Got it together

By Michael Santiago

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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.

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