What a week.
Joe was working full throttle on the Brooke Jenkins story, Annika Hom did a deep dive on the financing of subsidized housing to learn how for-profit companies make money, and everyone was out for Día de los Muertos to record the evening.
Meanwhile, Yujie found a unique take on Lyft and Uber drivers and David followed the payroll fiasco. Eleni took a closer look at the resistance to modifying the SFPD’s policy on traffic stops.
Vote on Tuesday. We will be here with all of the results thanks to Will and the crew.
Lydia, Joe, Annika, Eleni, Will and Yujie
And, our end-of-the-year fundraising drive is off and running!
Top news of the week
Brooke Jenkins sent police reports, rap sheet to colleague’s personal email
In a potential violation of state law, then-Assistant District Attorney Brooke sent case files to a fellow DA’s personal email account
Brooke Jenkins: Legal experts dismiss DA’s excuses for sharing restricted files
A trio of legal ethicists have largely rejected District Attorney Brooke Jenkins’ excuses for emailing the rap sheet to another DA.
Mission Moves: Housing and the election, baby!
This special edition of Mission Moves seeks to demystify (and update) housing measures D & E.
Explore: $12.5 million poured into SF races
Updated October 28, 2022.
Ill, but vibrant, Jane Fonda draws a crowd at Manny’s
Days before the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, actress and activist Jane Fonda stopped by Manny’s and packed the cafe.
Arts and Culture
Interactive: The Mission Celebrates Día de los Muertos
Welcome back, queridos. It’s once again Día de los Muertos, and Mission Local was there.
Photos from Día de los muertos: The parade and altars
Two readers and contributors sent in these photos.
Trick or Treat on Mission Street
It’s a neighborhood tradition for businesses along Mission Street to hand out candy on Halloween.
Jessica Recinos: Dancing is a way to reconnect with my culture
When Jessice Maria Recinos first stepped off the plane in El Salvador in June of she wondered if the connection she hoped for would be there.
Paul Pelosi: Violent attack isn’t an SF story. It’s the story of American politics.
Update: Federal charging document offers clues on alleged Pelosi attacker’s plan.
Stalemate persists as work on major SFPD policy change concludes
The San Francisco Police Commission working group charged with revising a nearly 30-year-old policy on traffic stops ended without a resolution.
Cop Watch: New commission pushes the envelope on police reform
District Attorney’s role in police shooting investigations hangs in the balance as commissioners insist on changes.
Stabbing, fighting at Dolores Park Halloween ‘Hill Bomb’
A man was stabbed during a confrontation near Dolores Park, where a crowd of Halloween hill bombers took over.
SF educators fill Franklin Street to protest payroll debacle (UPDATED)
Hundreds of educators filled the streets.
Where to get help with 2023-24 SF public school enrollment
It’s a complicated process, but help is on haand.
Part II: Multibillion-dollar company delays Hunters Point housing renovation, cites lack of funds
A tale of how for-profit companies make money off of subsidized housing.
Wreck-to-rideshare pipeline: Meet the man who fixes Uber and Lyft drivers’ cars
This mechanic has collected a unique set of demographic data.
Covid-19 Tracker: It’s the politics, stupid
Recorded infections and positivity rates appear to be falling while hospitalizations remain mostly flat.
People We Meet
People We Meet: Steve Ha and the Illuminaries
Steve Ha was 18 years old when he was first arrested. He was working on some graffiti in San Jose when the police showed up. His dad recorded the news on a VHS tape. Now the family calls it “the fame and shame tape.”