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    Business Corner

    Rebirth of Manor Coffee Shop Defies Recent Trends

    “… the same staples like milkshakes, burgers, and pancakes … the “Kitchen Sink” omelette, which is a choose-your-own ingredients style menu option. Known for its pies, Manor’s famous custard pie has been updated with a Parisian twist.”

    By Tony Taylor


  • Where Does the Money Go?

    “Fifty-percent plus one ballot measures are usually used for projects and programs that either failed to be passed as legislation at the Board of Supervisors (BOS), or are so unpopular with the public that they could not attain the two-thirds votes necessary to become either a designated revenue bond or law at the ballot box.”

    By George Wooding More...

  • Sunshine: Uphill Battle to Keep 'em Honest

    “… task force members who vote to find willful violations of the ordinance risk political retaliation. In September 2011, the task force found unanimously that Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisors Eric Mar, Malia Cohen and Scott Wiener had violated local and state open-meeting laws by ramming through a Parkmerced redevelopment contract with 14 pages of amendments that Chiu had slipped in at the last minute.”

    By Richard Knee More...

  • Techie Take-over Rankles MUNI Riders

    “Some say Google buses provide a "greener" solution than each tech worker riding a solo car to their destination. However, this analysis does not account for buses waiting long periods of time to be allowed to enter a MUNI bus stop, or the fact that the diesel engines used by the shuttle buses pollute more than regular cars.

    More... By Glenn Rogers

  • Lou Barberini

    The Cop in the Arena

    “The man in the leather jacket mocked Corrales, "You've got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky? Well do you cop?"”

    By Lou BarberiniRead More…

  • Quentin Kopp

    Ruminations of a
    Former Supervisor

    “…46 years ago the abolition of automatically assigning children to their neighborhood school was abolished in favor of busing them to other neighborhoods to achieve racial balance, one reason the San Francisco Unified School District contains 40% fewer pupils than it did in 1970-71, despite an approximate 100,000 or more increase in San Francisco's population to 850,000.”

    By Quentin Kopp


  • Another Bait-and-Switch?

    Bullying Costs Soar to $41.6 Million

    “Combining all cases since 2007, the City Attorney has settled 259 lawsuits totaling $16.8 million in settlement awards, plus $22.3 million in City Attorney time and expenses, plus $2.5 million awarded by the Board of Supervisors for back pay or other awards… ”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw 


  • Going Negative: Supervisor Mark Farrell v. Ethics Commission

    “Since then, Ethics has been a battleground with Farrell refusing to pay, Reilly pressing for more penalties, the City Attorney declining to pursue Farrell, Ethics Executive Director John St. Croix waiving the forfeiture, the commissioners overruling St. Croix, and St. Croix resigning.”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr

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  • Crime Report

    Detailing the Decrease in Property Crime

    “…we have seen tremendous support by residents who are now aware of these types of crimes and are calling them in when they identify a subject acting suspiciously. We recently made two arrests of subjects who have been in possession of stolen property. In these two cases, both were the result of residents calling in and describing the suspicious actions of these suspects. ”




    Great Sums of Public Money End Up Flushed

    “Flooding and inadequate capacity troubles are occasionally ugly and smelly; they will get worse unless remedied. No one opposes the SSIP (Sewer System Improvement Program). The trick is getting it done without many overruns, and fairly—without favoritism, waste, and corruption, and without public employees living far above private San Franciscans.”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • JUNE MEETING of West Of Twin Peaks Central Council

    “Crime and Coyotes dominated the discussion at the West of Twin Peaks Central Council meeting on June 27. President Roger Ritter kicked off the meeting at 7:35 in front of a large crowd and immediately introduced San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon..”

    By Mitch Bull


  • JULY 2016

    “ Summer around the town and the bay area… the weather is glorious as I write this, although not on a trusty Royal typewriter as did stalwart columnist Herb Caen for those many years. He would have been 100 this past April. I recently re-read a book entitled Herb Caen's New Guide to San Francisco, written in 1957-58 about his favorite places and hangouts in the City, and it struck me how much has changed in the urban landscape since he wrote of dinner-dance haunts such as…”

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  • Responding to the SFPUC

    “The Supreme Court in the 2006 Big-Horn case voided a 2000 decision (Howard Jarvis v. City of Los Angeles) that noticing, public hearing, and a majority vote were not Proposition 218 requirements; they definitely are law. This 2006 Decision also invalidates all utility rate increases since 1997 that did not comply with all procedural requirements of 1996 Proposition 218.”

    By Brian Browne


  • Brandon Miller

    6 Things You May Not Know About Medicare

    “The federal government and most states provide resources to help you understand your options and guide you through the Medicare enrollment process. It's good to be prepared – start learning more today so you're ready when you become eligible for Medicare coverage.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Senior Smarts

    Weather Forecast Preparedness: Tornado, Flood, Hurricane and Wind

    “In the United States, Most hurricanes affect areas near the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico … if you have a loved one who is a boomer or senior living in states subject to severe weather conditions, keep in touch during the season or have someone check on them”

    Anise J. Matteson
    Read More

  • Civil Works Administration at Lake Merced Blvd

    Remember When?

    C.W.A. Workers at Lake Merced Boulevard • Call • Jan. 24, 1934. San Francisco Department of Public Works Photograph Collection Published by permission of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


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