The condo high rise Fifteen Fifty is emerging at the heart of "Van Mission," a new neighborhood emerging on the swath of Van Ness between the Mission and SoMa. (Courtesy of @relatedrentals)

Van Mission neighborhood tries to become a thing + more topics to discuss over brunch


Maybe you've already seen the hashtag #vanmissionlife, but the question remains: Will this name for an emerging SF neighborhood stick?

Plus, some of your favorite San Francisco coffee shops in downtown are joining a techie reusable cup pilot program, a Bay Area elementary school gets renamed for Michelle Obama, and ex-Giant Aubrey Huff gets himself booted off local radio for being a sexist jerk.

Small SF Coffee Shops Join Starbucks-Backed Reusable Cup Pilot, Eater SF

Stop by Ritual Coffee Roasters, Salt and Straw, Andytown Coffee Roasters, and Equator Coffees this month, borrow your own schmancy QR-coded reusable cup, and get a 25-cent discount. Then, return it within five days to any participating cafe in downtown SF. Read more.

It's official: Richmond school renamed Michelle Obama Elementary, East Bay Times

Following a West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education unanimous vote, Wilson Elementary School is adopting the namesake of the former first lady. Read more

Van Mission declares itself San Francisco's newest neighborhood. Will it stick?, SF Chronicle

With its very own luxury high rise near completion, it's about time this geographically ambiguous stretch—appropriately located on Van Ness Avenue between the Mission and SoMa—got its own name. Read more.

'Hang up on him': Aubrey Huff goes on radio show, gets kicked off, SF Gate

After failing to receive an invite to the Giant's 2010 World Series reunion due to a series of inappropriate tweets, former first baseman Aubrey Huff didn't exactly redeem himself on 95.7 The Game's "Joe, Lo & Dibs" show. Instead, he got kicked off the air when he confessed he's not interested in coaching women's sports because they're "tough enough to deal with anyway." Read more.

You might have to pay to park on Sundays and evenings in SF, Curbed SF

Enjoy the luxury of free parking on Sundays and evenings—if you can find a spot, that is—while it lasts. In an effort to decrease gridlock, Mayor London Breed is hoping to keep citywide meters going 24/7. Read more.

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