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  • Sewergate: Costly Conspiracies of Expediency

    “… Hoeper had offered to settle for $1,895,000 while Herrera countered with $355,000. Now, taxpayers face bills surpassing $3 million for Herrera’s attorneys, plus $2 million for Jo Hoeper and around $2.5 million for her attorneys.”

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

  • Carcinogenic "Blended Water" From Your Tap?

    “… there is no need this year — or perhaps even through next year, if we have normal rainfall in 2017–2018 — to turn on the spigot quite yet … ”

    By George Wooding and Chris Bowman More...

  • SAN FRANCISCO’S WATER: no longer pristine?

    “The PUC’s own studies have shown a 7% reduction of flows by 2050. Sadly, even with these conservation measures, the City has still been using pristine water, the envy of the nation, to clean our City’s streets.

    More... By Glenn Rogers

  • Retaliation Against City Employees

    City's Whistleblowers Deserve Protections

    “In all of these cases, San Francisco City employees have faced great danger, and the costs to the City have been significant, given the bravery it has taken City employees to fight corruption in City government.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw


  • A City Run Amok

    “The City must not continue this same approach to just balance the budget in order to get by without a plan for the future.”

    By John Farrell More...

  • WILDflowers

    “It's a good year to be a plant in California. This winter has brought an abundance of much needed rain to the state and an end to the long drought, and some very WILDflowers are getting ready to put on a particularly vibrant show …”

    Read More…

  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council
    March Meeting

    “The March meeting of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council came back to daylight with the return of daylight savings time. Acting President Sally Stephens opened the meeting at 7:30 (outdoors) at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse (as the group was temporarily locked out). ”

    By Mitch Bull


  • Lou Barberini

    How To Acquire Shares in Apple From Thin Air

    “So here is what I learned from Mr. Jay's Investment 101 class and from SFERS' Jay Huish: I can open up a blank Excel spreadsheet, type in a $2 million value for imaginary Apple stock… and use it as collateral for a $2 million cash loan”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • A Modest Proposal

    Televise Bond Oversight Meetings

    “When Citizens General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee starts broadcasting and archiving its meetings, we’ll be watching.””


  • APRIL 2017

    “Sunny Days … Spring is here and the sun is finally out, while the snowpack is 160+% of normal, so our streams, lakes and reservoirs should have a healthy supply of water for the foreseeable future. Lots of info in this issue about the PUC plan to add well water to the Hetch Hetchy flow”

    Read More

  • Brandon Miller

    Don't Derail Your Retirement: Watch for These 3 Risks?

    “If you're in or nearing retirement, you're likely thinking about it as a time to relax, check items off your bucket list and enjoy what you've earned. But from a financial standpoint, it's important not to get too comfortable.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • More Arrests for Burglary and Robbery

    “Members of Taraval Station and also the whole of SFPD continue to make significant arrests in incidents of burglary, theft from vehicles and robbery. On March 12, 2016, Sgt Jennifer Marino was conducting a follow up investigation on a burglary case. While in the area of the 2200 block of 45th Ave, she on viewed a suspect who was attempting to break into a residence.”



  • Advance Directives

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

    “A day to "inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.”

    Anise J. Matteson Read More

  • Shipwreck of the SS Ohioan 1936

    “… 8 October 1936, when she ran aground near Seal Rock at the Golden Gate … Attempts to free the ship were unsuccessful … the grounded Ohioan drew large crowds to watch salvage operations.”.


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