Good morning!

It’s wet out there, but that failed to stop me from going to the market at the Ferry Building. The fruits and vegetables are a draw, but so is Primavera, a pop-up only there on Saturdays. It offers the staples – tamales and chilaquiles – but always two specials that are pretty amazing. Give it a try.

Back to the news. Today we have an explainer from Annika on measures D&E and a wonderful People We Meet from Yastika Guru, our newest intern.

See you next week! And thank you to all who have already been so supportive in our donation drive.

ALERT: Some of you got multiple thank-you notes, but you were only charged once and we are fixing the glitch. Nevertheless, we are profusely grateful.


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By Mike Schuller

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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.