Good afternoon:

Sometimes we wonder – does all the news have to happen in the Mission? There’s plenty to catch up on after the Thanksgiving break so we will let you start now.

Enjoy and thank you for reading and contributing,

From the Mission Local Crew


The Latest News

White House welcomes Mission’s own Unidos en Salud

November 25, 2022

When it comes to taking action during a health crisis, the White House can learn a thing or two from the Mission’s dynamic duo.

Thanksgiving on the street: sandwiches, socks, blankets

November 26, 2022

Brad Reiss, the founder of Healers Without Borders, had some advice for the volunteers showing up at Wednesday’s Thanksgiving giveaway: Engage!

Man carjacks Muni bus, goes on rampage

November 26, 2022

A man on Friday stole a Muni bus, assaulted its driver, and took off on a wild ride in which he struck multiple vehicles.

People We Meet: Dolores Ruiz and Vanessa Porras

November 26, 2022

In the early 2000s, Dolores Ruiz and Vanessa Porras were two high schoolers on the streets of San Francisco. 

Stuff to do: Thanksgiving lunches, holiday markets and movies

November 24, 2022

It’s still early in the weekend.


Sidewalk sayings (click to see slideshow)

By Marc Norton

Trying to blend in

By Robert Weiner

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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.