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  • Parkmerced: Class Action Lawsuit, Secret Settlement, Small Changes

    “… The rent was $2,391/month. Soon, Stewart developed nausea, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. He attributed these symptoms to moisture and mold ... Stewart claimed his symptoms persisted, leading to "severe mental and emotional … distress." After 3 months, he deemed his apartment "not habitable" and moved out.” By Dr. Derek Kerr Read More

  • YIMBYs Attack — Drop Dead (Please)

    “What had started out as a community meeting slowly became a referendum on the land value of homes and apartments that younger generations would like to take away from older generations — right now.”

    By George Wooding More ...

  • Funds for Affordable Housing Must Be Made Public

    Financing 250 Laguna Honda

    “BREAKING NEWS: On March 8, after this article was completed, news broke that Supervisor Norman Yee withdrew his support for the senior housing project at 250 Laguna Honda...”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw Read More

  • Emergency Fire Preparedness

    “The Auxiliary Water Supply System (AWSS, though often referred to on manhole covers and hydrants as HPFS for High Pressure Fire System) is a high pressure water supply network built for the city in response to the failure of the existing emergency water system during the 1906 earthquake.”

    More... By Glenn Rogers

  • Quentin Kopp


    “The nonprofit entities succeeded in stopping the prohibition of behest payments in the proposed ordinance in favor of simply a disclosure of "behest" donations by contractors, planners, architects, and developers to designated charities. As I stated last December, how many citizens possess an interest in reading City Hall ethics forms? Not very many, in my long experience.”

    Quentin Kopp
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  • A Walk Along South Beach

    “Certain phrases attain a siren-like allure to those of the government world. Affordable housing (not housing); locally sourced. Once a phrase attains a certain lift, it floats, free of gravity, lifting soaring spirits heavenward”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • Rank Choice Voting Doesn't Work

    “It is too bad we have to deal with this rank choice voting crap as votes are split and not everyone's vote counts in the end. Further, this is a flawed system which in most cases elects a candidate without a majority vote.”

    By John Farrell Read More ...

  • Full House Hears Mayoral Candidates

    “In spite of forecasted rainy weather, an estimated crowd of over 300 people gathered to listen to four candidates vying to replace recently deceased Mayor Ed Lee at the June 5 election.“
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  • Will Durst

    My 2 ¢


    “The problem with good guys with guns is — a lot of them believe in that whole "kill 'em all and let god sort 'em out" school of thought. Except that security guard outside the Parkland, Florida high school”

    By Will Durst


  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council

    ...the first speaker of the evening, State Senator Scott Weiner, appearing before the gathering to speak about SB 827, designed to spur the development of more housing throughout the state.

    By Mitch Bull Read More ...

  • SFERS Defies Warren Buffett’s Rules

    “Last month, the long stock market calm was disrupted by a storm of volatility...and it was the ingredients — the “derivatives” — within the exchange traded fund that triggered the turbulence. Warren Buffett has described these derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • MARCH 2018

    Housing, Zoning and the “Manhattanization” of SF…anyone who has seen the myriad of cranes along Market Street in the Castro and throughout SoMa can attest to the massive changes that have come to those areas in the past 15+ years. Along with the China Basin developments, the city has become much denser and populated with high-rise buildings (one of which has infamously started to tilt).” Read More ...

  • Brandon Miller

    Own a home? Here’s how the new tax “cut” affects you.

    “Let’s face it. The cost of owning a home in the Bay Area is crazy high. We pay taxes on top of taxes—at some of the top rates in the nation. Our state taxes alone are the highest of any state in the Union, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Meet With the Captain

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

    February Crime Reports

    Our police are on the lookout for crime in the district. Read More ...

  • Ella Ruth Francis is Our Native San Francisco Thespian Girl

    “San Francisco native Ella Ruth Francis is part of an all-original play called Seeds presented by the Utopia Theatre Project, making its debut here in San Francisco on March 9. She is currently playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.” More...

  • Howard Meehan

    “Howard Meehan, of the Meehan Brothers comedy team, died on Valentine's Day. Family and friends gathered at Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Geary Blvd on Feb. 22 in a memorial service to honor him. He was 57 years old. ”


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    Senior Smarts

    Personal Perspective: In Loving Memory

    “It is with a heavy heart I take pencil in hand to draft this month's article, when since 2014 March articles have focused on advance care planning.”

    Read More…

  • Remember When?

    THE FUNSTON BONEYARD March 20, 1944

    A United Railroads / Market Street Railway facility for storing old streetcars on Lincoln Way between Funston Avenue and 14th Avenue. Also known as the "Lincoln Bone Yard," and the "H Street Car House," although a car house was never built here. More ...

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