Adrian, a barista and server, said he was “dumb excited” to get his vaccine dose on the first day restaurant and food workers were allowed to in San Francisco. Photo by Annika Hom. Taken Feb. 24, 2021.

Hello Readers:

More people – teachers, restaurant workers, police officers and others – are eligible for vaccines. Find out where they are getting signed up.

In other news:

  • The tracker
  • Meet Eusebio Rafaela
  • Get an update on the fatality near the Dubose skatepark.
  • And some news on fried chicken.

Stay safe,

— Lydia


As city begins to vaccinate restaurant workers and teachers, lines grow at 24th and Capp

“This is so I can hug my parents again,” Adam, a Trader Joe’s worker said.

SF Chickenbox in The Brew Coop – Could this be the Best Fried Chicken Yet?

SF Chickenbox pop-up inside Brew Coop

People We Meet: Eusebio Rafaela

Every week, Eusebio Rafaela spends a few hours of his days off standing on a corner in the Mission passing out business cards for his church.

Covid Tracker: 33,721 cases, 394 deaths

Estimates for San Francisco’s R Number range from .49 to .84 for an average of .74. California R Number estimates range from  .5 to .73 for an average of .62.

A 24-year-old man stabbed to death on Monday night near Duboce skate park

A 24-year-old man stabbed to death on Monday night near Duboce skatepark.

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Lydia Chávez

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...