Brock’s in San Diego (hi, Brock! Miss you!) so I’m on my own with the wonderful Beth Spotswood, counting down our favorite news stories on 2009 during our live show with VidSF, SF Views. And we’re going for 30 minutes today, which will either be wonderful or incredibly boring. You tell us!

Please do join in the conversation (we’re fixing the chat function right now) when we go live from PariSoMa at 4 PM today. (If you’re having trouble getting the video to play, hit “refresh” and it should kick in.)

As always, thanks to our sponsors, BATS Improv and Waits-Mast Family Cellars.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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