Good afternoon!

Spend the afternoon delving into the Proyecto Mission Murals that Chuqin writes about today. It is a wonderful project and alliance between SF MOMA and Mission artists, editors and videographers. I was on the committee and ended up learning so much more than I was able to contribute.

Claudia Escobar, who used to work at Mission Local (we discovered her on her Flickr Feed) was one of the producers of the video on SF MOMA’s website. Congrats to all.

And, our latest news – the IRS sent its determination letter making Mission Local SF a 501 (c) 3. It’s great to have that done.

More tomorrow,


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Historical Mission murals: Activism, expression and community

An interdisciplinary project launched this summer, “Proyecto Mission Murals,” has been updated on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s website. It examines the origins of the muralism movement.

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By Michael LaBriola

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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.