Good afternoon!

A break in the rain! I even see some sun from my window. If you failed to catch the debate on pretext stops at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting, read Eleni’s live blog. I prefer these to the meeting wrap-ups because they give a better sense of what commissioners and others are saying. Do you have a preference?

Annika writes about the ongoing work at 24th and Capp that is now drilling down on Covid-19, RSV and the flu – all in the same test.

Sam Rivera, who runs two safe-injection sites in New York, spoke on a panel about his experience, but Mission residents appeared skeptical.

And today, the Public Defender filed a motion to disqualify the DA from the Troy McAlister case “who is accused of striking and killing 60-year-old Elizabeth Platt and 27-year-old Hanako Abe on New Year’s Eve, 2020, while driving a stolen car.”

Looking toward MLK weekend – there are lots of distractions.



The Latest News

Live: SF Police Commish bans 9 ‘pretext’ stops in historic policy change

After a marathon meeting that lasted nearly six hours, San Francisco’s Police Commission voted to ban 9 pretext stops.

Public Defender moves to disqualify DA from Troy McAlister case

The Public Defender on Tuesday filed a motion that, if approved, would disqualify the DA’s Office from prosecuting the high-profile Troy McAlister case.

Safe consumption sites in the Mission? Panel tackles contentious topic.

A community panel in the Mission Wednesday night continued the hard conversation on establishing supervised […]

Test for Covid-19, RSV, and flu all at once at 24th and Capp

A local lab will determine the biological source through a catch-all test called “metagenomic sequencing.”

Stuff to do: art family, MLK celebration, jazz & DJ

Hey, it’s time for our weekly event list! How’s your second week of 2023 going?


Wait ’til next year

By Walter Mackins

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