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Little can be more confounding than trying to get your child into a good school and this year the Latino Task Force and others are setting up assistance to help with the process, Anna-Luisa Brakman writes.

Chuqin Jiang writes today about a young Salvadoran woman embarking on a video project to highlight the richness of Salvadoran culture.

It’s a cool project that came about through her own curiosity and an earlier effort to use dance and video to engage students with science.

And on Monday night, Halloween turned into a hill bombing party at Dolores Park that ended with a stabbing and another injury. Meanwhile Mission Street filled with families.



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Where to get help with 2023-2024 SF public school enrollment

Applications to enroll students in public schools for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open and help is available.

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Jessica Recinos: Dancing is a way to reconnect with my culture

Jessica Maria Recinos stepped off the plane in El Salvador for the first time in June.

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Stabbing, fighting at Dolores Park Halloween ‘Hill Bomb’

A man was stabbed during a confrontation near Dolores Park, where a crowd of Halloween skateboarders converged.

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Trick or Treat on Mission Street

It’s a neighborhood tradition for businesses along Mission Street to hand out candy on Halloween.

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By Lydia Chávez

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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.