Neighborhood Notes: New local art and a fundraiser for new local artists

New Mural A new Clarion Alley mural titled “The world is on fire,” will be officially unveiled this weekend.

COVID Tracker: 35,893 cases, 531 deaths

Another jump in the R Number, but hospitalizations dipped a bit and other numbers remain stable and vaccinations continue: As of April 22,  67 percent (514,281) of San Francisco residents over 16 have received one dose, and 43 percent (331,802) are completely vaccinated. 

UCSF Grand Rounds: Medical experts discuss risks of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Medical experts on Thursday’s Grand Rounds delved into the risks posed by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Susana Rojas from the Latino Task Force and Dr. Diane Havlir from UCSF.


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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.