Good afternoon!

The weekend is here. We have a new Yucatecan restaurant on Mission Street and other news in Mission Moves.

As you prepare for Día de los Muertos, I’ve included three posts below that will help you enjoy the celebrations and get creative in the kitchen!

Enjoy and see you at some of the festivities!


The Latest News

Mission Moves: New Yucatecan restaurant, Xanath extends pause

Welcome to Mission Moves! This originally reported roundup notes newsy Mission developments.

The sweet bread for the Day of the Dead has its own SF story to tell

All month, residents and tourists have visited the panaderias in the Mission District to purchase pan de muerto.

VIDEO: Baking Pan de Muerto with Chaac-Mool

Chaac-Mool owners Luis Vazquez and Maria de la Luz Vazquez talk to Mission Local about […]

VIDEO: Sugar Skulls, a Day of the Dead Tradition

Last Sunday Miguel Quintana, a fifth-generation sugar skull artist from Puebla, Mexico, held a workshop.


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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.