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  • Is the Sunset Becomming an RV Park?

    “Recently, there has been an increasing flotilla of people residing in RV’s and vans on the west side of the city. Living in vehicles has become most prevalent on Sunset Boulevard near San Francisco State University.”

    By Lou Barberini Read More ...

  • Time is Running Out for the Youth Gudance Center

    “Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which we lock up young people, the youth confinement rate in the United States is rapidly declining.”

    By George Wooding More ...

  • Will Civil Disobedience Disrupt Inequality?

    “…multi-billion dollar corporations like Uber and Lyft get to play by their own rules and not have to pay their fair share towards the public services that City workers provide.”

    By Dr. Derek Kerr Read More

  • Tragic Death on Woodside

    “…the 37 year old LH Hospital porter was struck by a vehicle while crossing near 255 Woodside Avenue alongside the southern border of the LHH campus. Haros Carrasco was rushed to SFGH but died 3 days later, leaving a bereaved wife and 3 children…” Read More

  • Is San Francisco Dying?

    “How do we protect our society at the same time showing compassion to those sick and struggling? That is the big question. We cannot ignore or arrest our way out of this. People are dying and there is something we can do.”

    By John Farrell Read More ...

  • New Blood, Same Old Feud

    “…settlement negotiations … would double river flows and deprive SF of considerable mountain water … The state has been reluctant to accept steps to boost fisheries other than more flow. SF will surely lose water. The question is how much..”

    By Steve Lawrence Read More ...

  • Longtime Westside Observer Columnist

    Jack Kaye

    “John, also known as Jack, died on 3/29 of heart failure. He was 72 years old. He is survived by Suzanne Seymour Kaye , his wife of 41 years, his daughters Hilary and Jenny, his sister, Barbara Kaye Archibald and his loving dog, Miss Bubbha Mukti, or Bubbha for short.”

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    Quentin Kopp

    Senator Scott Wiener aspires to destroy our historic Cow Palace

    “Wiener’s intent is to transfer it to wealthy land use developers under the guise of solving the “housing crisis…”

    Quentin Kopp Read More ...

  • Can Li’l ol’ you save the earth?

    “Earthday held its 50th anniversary celebration last month. From its birth in the ‘70s Earth Day has provided an opportunity for people to participate in local, national and international events devoted to protecting our environment.”

    By Katherine Howard

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  • 2015 Affordable Housing Bond Update

    Affordable Housing That Wasn’t

    “In November 2015 voters approved a $310 million Affordable Housing Bond. The Westside Observer has reported on the bond several times. Now’s a good time for another review, because the mayor is proposing a second affordable housing bond, even before the first one is finished.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw

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  • Around the Town

    APRIL 2018

    “Playoff Madness is upon the Bay Area… with the onset of Spring … Even though we may take them for granted, the Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks … Enjoy these games now while you can, as playoff participation can be fleeting, as we have seen with the Giants and 49ers.”

    By Mitch Bull

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  • San Francisco: NOT the Greenest City

    “ San Francisco is at the forefront of the environmental movement. We have banned plastic bags, plastic straws … When cities across the US think of a prime example of a green city, surely San Francisco is the shining example, right?”

    By Stephen Martin-Pinto

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  • Brandon Miller

    Act Now to Reduce Your 2019 Taxes

    “…at least now you know what you’re dealing with. And some of the new laws can actually work in your favor. So let’s look at some ways to keep steam from blowing out of your ears over 2019’s taxes.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • West of Twin Peaks
    Central Council

    MAY REPORT

    “…focus on the local $500,000,000 Housing Bond Measure set for the November ballot; discussion on Senator Wiener’s SB50 legislation; a presentation from Clean Power S.”

    By Mitch Bull

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  • Supervisors support of historic resolution

    Irish Famine Memorial

    “The Great Hunger was a sad and tragic event … more people can trace their ancestry to the Irish Famine than they can to the American Revolution," Supervisor Gordon Mar said. ”

    By John O'Riordan

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  • Taraval Community Meeting • Tues., May 21st • 6-7 pm at Taraval Station

    Captain's Report

    “…our numbers are looking pretty good compared to YTD in 2018 there were 157 reported burglaries as compared to 79 YTD in 2019 a 50% reduction there is more work to do…”

    Read More ...

  • Library Acquires 90,000 Historic Property Photos

    “ The Assessor-Recorder’s Office turned over 94,000 property photos to the San Francisco Public Library. The photos span from the late 1940’s through the early 2000’s, covering commercial and residential properties across the City. ”

    Read More ...

  • Senior Smarts

    Medicare: The Robin Hood Syndrome

    “ When you reach age 65 you receive a Medicare card. If you are receiving Social Security benefits you are automatically enrolled and the premium is deducted from benefits disbursement each month.”

    Anise J. Matteson Read More

  • Remember When?

    L Line Streetcar 170 and White Brand Motor Coach

    Possibly From 2 Ocean Bus Line at 48th Avenue and Taraval Street | May 15, 1925The L line began as a streetcar and was converted to light rail … in 1982. Prior to the Muni Metro subway, the J-K-L-M-N (and many other Muni streetcar routes) traveled on the surface of Market Street to the Ferry Building..

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MAY 2019 QUICK INDEX

Save the Youth Guidance Center

Is San Francisco Dying? (Farrell)

Unions Wield Disobedience

Sunset Turning Into an RV Park?

Affordable Housing That Wasn’t

NOT the Greenest City

SFPUC Fun & Games

What You Can Li'l You Do?

Quentin: Wiener & Cow Palace

May Central Council Report

Around the Town

Act Now to Reduce Your Taxes

March Crime Reports

Charter Schools?

FAQ: Mueller Report

Irish Famine Memorial

Robin Hood Syndrome

May Calendar

94,000 Historic Photos

Norte Dame

Remember When

Open Late

APRIL 2019 QUICK INDEX

Outside Lands Neighbors Unhappy

Yabba Dabba Do It! (Farrell)

Transit-Only Lanes

New Denizen at SFERs Swamp

City Unprepared for Big One!

Embezzlement in the 'Hood

Jeff Adachi's Last Case

Monarch Butterflies

Regime Churn at SFERS

Lights Out for Birds!

Quentin: Central Subway & Taxes

Larsen Chicken Ranch (Jet Park)

April Central Council Meeting

Around the Town

Tax Changes That Could Impact You

March Crime Reports

Top High Schools

FAQ: Mueller Report

April Calendar

Remember When

Open Late

MARCH 2019 QUICK INDEX

Welcome to Wienerville

PG&E's Tax Break? (Farrell)

Adachi Remembered

SB1045: Conservatorship?

Lapses in Rape Reporting

SFPD Squad Car Tactics

Lawsuit Settlement Costs Escalate

Future for Ratepayers, Homeowners?

The Real Dirty-y Dozen

Charges Jolt Human Services Agency

Chef Gonzalez Remembered

Quentin: City Cult?

March Central Council Meeting

Around the Town

Tax Changes That Could Impact You

Should School Start Later?

State of the Union Aftermath

Authors at Bookshop

A New Baby (Tesla Test Drive)

 

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