"Punk kids have invaded the Haight, they're mean, it's not what it used to be, etc, etc."

Yeah, that's old hat for those of us that have been in the city for even a short time.

But it's "news you can use" if you're from elsewhere, we suppose. L.A. Times saw fit to publish a feature story on that topic, complete with quotes from actor Peter Coyote, a Marin Resident. (Leave it to the LaLa Times to turn to an actor for quotes . . . they know what their audience is looking for, we suppose).

Old hat? Sure. Even so, we found it pretty interesting and enjoyed this outside look into one of our more well-known neighborhoods.