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  • Balboa Reservoir Meeting

    Housing Crisis

    Public Uneasy at the Balboa Reservoir Meeting

    “ …City officials remained impressively unflappable against the barrage of opinion. A roughly twenty-strong team managed the room of dissenters… ”

    By Maya Lekach

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  • uproar at the DCCC

    BEST OF THE NET

    Violence and Intimidation at the DCCC?

    “The Chron’s story, by a reporter who wasn’t there, presents a very misleading picture of how people expressed their feelings on the Mission Moratorium

    Protesters chant “shame” (while Examiner reporter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez videos the scene) — but I didn’t see anyone acting violent or intimidating.”

    By Tim Redmond More...

  • Hey City Hall! What's the Game Plan?

     

    “Our City is flourishing and money is coming in hand over fist. Our tax revenue has increased substantially. For example, property assessments alone increased 6% or $10 billion for fiscal year 2014-15, reflecting approximately $117 million in property tax revenue, and our City is collecting hotel taxes and penalties from Airbnb estimated at 25 million. ”

    By John Farrell More...

  • Parkmerced Picket

    Parkmerced Weakens Prop M

    “When the project, which currently houses about 8,000 residents, is completed in 2040, an additional 14,000 people will be living in the 152-acre neighborhood.”

    Glenn Rogers, PLA More...

  • Quentin Kopp

    Ruminations of
    a Former Supervisor

    “The result is preordained by the District Attorney’s decision to upstage the Police Commission, the Chief of Police, the Bureau of Internal Affairs, and even the Mayor. Yet, not a single member of the Police Commission possesses the independence and integrity to object, let alone comment, on such interference and self-aggrandizing by this district attorney, who also faces the voters November 3rd.”

    By Quentin Kopp Read More…

  • Steve Lawrence

    Drought 101 for SF

    Consequently, San Franciscans are not being asked to greatly reduce this year. We need to do a little better. Profligate jurisdictions are being asked to reduce thirty-five percent.”

    Read More… By Steve Lawrence

  • Lindy in the Park

     

    Swingout or Breakaway—the Lindy is Back!

    “…in no time my two girls were off their bikes and began mimicking the dancers by holding hands and swinging, jumping and swirling in circles. I soon caught myself tapping my feet and nodding my head….”

    By Henry Wong  Read More

  • <Ed Chow>

    San Francisco's Housing Crisis

    Secret City Attorney Opinion Overturns Prop Q

    “nearly 30 years ago — San Franciscans were so concerned about private-sector hospital mergers that were eliminating needed medical services suddenly, without advance notice and without community input, that 16,900 citizen petition signatures qualified “Proposition Q,” the Health Care Community Service Planning Ordinance, for the ballot, which passed with a resounding 129,257 votes in support — 59.8% of ballots cast.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw Read More...

  • Crime Report

    Taraval Station MAY REPORTS

    “Captain Denise Flaherty has just been appointed to head the Taraval Station. It is too close to press time to gather information about the appointment. We understand that Captain Curtis Lam is now at the Airport, the division is not yet known. Our congratulations and best wishes to the new captain, and our gratitude to Captain Curtis Lam..”

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  • Dr Maria Rivero and Dr. Derek Kerr

    When Sunshine Casts a Shadow

    “Most of Lee’s contributions came from real estate, construction, insurance, banking and corporate interests. Notable Lee backers included attorneys Jim Sutton and Jim Haas, tech investor Ron Conway, “broker” Mel Murphy, banker Dick Kovacevich, real estate magnate Doug Shorenstein, and philanthropists Nancy Bechtle, Dede Wilsey, and Roselyne Swig..”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr   Read More

  • No Bonds without Real and Independent Oversight

    “An objective system, untarnished by political favoritism, for allocating these proposed housing units must be in place.”

    By Brian Browne More...

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    Get Healthy Now

    Deconstructing Pancakes

     

    “If you don’t know what something on an ingredients label is, chances are good that you can do without it in your homemade version.”

    By Sharon Franzen More...

  • Land at Laguna Honda

    “but…why all the vacant land on the Laguna Honda Campus is not being discussed as available for moderate income housing?”

    Not Cafeteria Catholics

    “Mr. Hall needs to realize that Roman Catholics are no longer the descendants of Druids from Gallia Celtica blindly following St. Padraig.”

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  • Mayor Ed Lee

    MAY MEETING of WOTPCC

    “ Mayor Edwin Lee appeared at the Council meeting to present a synopsis of the “No Cuts” budget. District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang and District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee also appeared and spent most of their time defending their position on AirBnb (Tang voted for it—Yee voted against) before a crowd that was obviously opposed to the measure. ”

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • Senior Smarts

    Aging: Its Gerontology, Psychogerontology and Socioeconomic Implications

    “Geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more common health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions. ”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • JUNE 2015

    “It may be cold andfoggy throughout the town, but things are heating up as we look forward to the NBA basketball finals, and the upcoming election season… ”

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  • Brandon Miller

    Reinventing Yourself in Retirement

    “As you enter your late 50s and early 60s, you may be thinking about what’s next in life. High on the list for many is maintaining a sense of purpose as you grow older. In many cases, continuing to work in some capacity is part of this equation.”

    By Brandon Miller  Read More

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    Remember When?

    Sunset District 1945

    “ Notes: Newscopy:

    “Out we go to the Sunset District for today’s picture, which was taken, looking sort of southwesterly, from beside the Sunset Reservoir, at 26th-av and Quintara-st. In foreground are some of the Sunset’s famous sand dunes and brush, and a bit of 27th-av.”

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