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The story of the $1.7 million toilet first appeared in Heather Knight’s column in the San Francisco Chronicle, but it was too good a story to stay silent on and Joe Eskenazi found a new way in.

Eleni Balakrishnan attended a community meeting at Glide Memorial on Wednesday night and for the first time, there were more residents than police officers attending.

And we’re trying to get Neighborhood Notes out to you on Thursdays so that you can plan your weekends.

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Class for your ass: Haney wants probe, audit of $1.7M SF restroom

Life is just one long series of trips to the toilet. That’s the case in this and every city. But, in San Francisco, it does cost more.  San Francisco is currently up in arms regarding the strange and terrible of the $1.7 million restroom.

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Input on SFPD traffic stops picks up at Glide’s police-free meeting

After some difficulty getting community members’ input on a police policy regulating when officers can stop a driver, a cop-free listening session at Glide Memorial Church Wednesday night showed some renewed promise and attracted about 20 residents.

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Neighborhood Notes: Ready for a spine-tingling (or not) week?

Día de Muertos and Halloween are around the corner!  This year marks the 30th annual Festival of Altars at Potrero del Sol Park. Community members can build their own personal altars.

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The bridge

By Angel Mayorga

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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.