Good afternoon!

There’s lots to do this weekend. Find out exactly how much, right here.

A shame this prank failed to endure longer than a day. The new signs probably made riding Valencia’s center bike lane much more entertaining.

Ground-floor retail in new mixed-use buildings is struggling, realtors say.

The Mission has three new restaurants! Check them out.

Have a lovely weekend,


The Latest News

Dosas and mimosas: New businesses, fresh flavors in the Mission

With summer in full swing and no time to waste, food lovers can be found flocking to the newest restaurants in the Mission.

‘We regret this bike lane:’ SF cyclist adds new signs on Valencia St.

Three months into construction on Valencia Street’s center bikeway, one daily commuter who could no longer stand the controversial bike path and its convoluted signs swapped them out.

Ground-floor retail vacancies abound—and mixed-use buildings struggle

“It’s a perfect spot,” real estate agent said. But right now, there are no takers.

Stuff to do:  Calle24 movie night, Lion Dance Fest, BART fashion show

The weekend is here! Get ready for some fun.


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By Tyler Pullen

Mission Local is a nonprofit news site that depends on its readers.

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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.