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  • Car Break-Ins

    Phony Statistics and Placebo Beat Cops

    “Not only does this demonstrate a lack of integrity ... it also allows SFPD to initially report low crime numbers, and then when those months become the basis for comparison, the crime numbers miraculously increase to make the crime trend appear smaller.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • Merchants See Red Over Parking Ban

    “Neighborhood serving businesses are suffering devastating losses. With behemoth competition like Amazon on one side and ever more-demanding City agencies like MTA on the other, our small businesses are being squeezed out of San Francisco.' Alioto said'” By Dr. Derek Kerr Read More

  • Guest Commentary

    Judges Election Poses Questions

    “While it is unusual that incumbent San Francisco Superior Court judges are challenged, they are required to run for election, just like our politicians. Westside voters on both sides of the contest in the June election have submitted these arguments Pro & Con:”

    By E. Leigh Moyer and John O'Riordan Read More…

  • Quentin Kopp

    More On California's Election

    “The myth that SPUR is a “think tank” conceals its membership roster of contractors, architects, and recipients of taxpayer and toll payer dollars. Stop their rip-off by rejecting Regional Measure 3.”

    Quentin Kopp
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  • Wiener's Still at It!

    CEQA: Death by a Thousand Cuts

    “Neighborhoods must be ever vigilant that our CEQA rights are not eroded away. And we need to be eternally vigilant on statewide legislation being proposed in Sacramento.” By George Wooding More ...

  • Affordable Housing

    Ever Changing Plans for Housing Bonds

    “Between November 2017 and May 2018, the number of affordable housing units in the $100 million “Low-Income Housing” main sub-category is dropping by 246 units, a negative 38.7 percentage change cut.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw Read More

  • Big Tobacco doth protest too much

    “Sometimes Big Tobacco doth protest too much. This time it’s a multi-million-dollar campaign called NO on Prop. E. It is trying to convince folks that Proposition E on the June ballot is about prohibition and banning adult choices.”
    By Carol Kocivar
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  • What We Expect from Our Next Mayor

    “…We have an aging infrastructure … transit system … traffic downtown is horrendous … affordable housing crisis, the highest property crime rate per capita in the nation, and a homeless situation … need I go on? ”

    By John Farrell


  • Affordable Housing—It's Not That Easy.

    “But every neighborhood wants housing added elsewhere. In order to keep rent increases down, new housing must be allowed somewhere. What to do?” ”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council

    “… Central Council focused on topics ranging from the Transportation Bill (RM3) on the June ballot, to the continuing discussion about inactive or non-participating homeowner/neighborhood associations, as well as nominations for the WOTPCC officers...”

    By Mitch Bull Read More ...

  • June 2018

    For voters the time is now…with election day upon us, the race to be the next Mayor of San Francisco is drawing to a close. There is still no clear-cut favorite to win outright, with London Breed, Mark Leno and Jane Kim all bunched near the top and Angela Alioto trailing (among the four major candidates). It looks like the ranked choice process will bring us the next mayor… ” Read More ...

  • Students Speak-out

    Rising Rents Endanger Arts

    “ Public (arts) facilities ... are concentrated on the eastside of the City—leaving communities and people on the western half without public cultural and arts centers.”


  • Advocates for Better Treatment for Pedestrians

    “… the press has a responsibility not to criminalize the victim, with vague reporting and emphasizing he was "a Jaywalker.”

    By Jonathan Farrell

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  • By Way of Explanation

    “I do not oppose vigorous and fair competition in our power markets and would welcome the SFPUC and other viable competitors. I do not oppose public funding with proper oversight.”

    By Brian Browne More...

  • Brandon Miller

    Want to Protect Your Partner? Marriage Isn't the Only Option

    “It's been three years since the odious Defense of Marriage Act was overturned, finally allowing same-sex couples to legally marry. As great as having the marriage option is, you may be among the many people—LGBTQ and straight—who don't care to walk down the aisle.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Meet With the Captain

    Tuesday, June 20 | 6 pm –7 pm Taraval Station Community Room

    Burglaries Down, Robberies Up

    “With less than a week left in May, the reported incidents of burglaries and thefts from vehicles are down. The reported incidents of robberies are slightly up from last month” Read More ...

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    Senior Smarts

    Last Will and Testament

    “The importance of advance care planning in preparation of the unexpected cannot be emphasized enough. You may need someone to express your wishes during your lifetime and after your death.”

    Read More…

  • Remember When?

    Junipero Serra Rails | December 4, 1929

    Improvement to Shared Municipal and Market Street Railway Streetcar Tracks View North on Junipero Serra with Commodore Sloat Elementary on Right
    December 4, 1929 • Reproduction by permission of SFMTA Photo Gallery More ...

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