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    Kill the Affordable Housing Bonus Plan

    “Don’t be fooled by the term “affordable housing.” AHBP was designed by pro-development forces to gain housing concessions for developers. The program tries to improve on a State plan that has existed since 1979.”

    By George Wooding More...

  • Will the Natural Areas Program Affect the Future of Our Parks?

    Mount Davidson and the Natural Areas Management Plan – what happens next?

    “ The Final EIR could be released any day. If the Plan is finally approved, NAP will be free to make any and all of the radical changes the Plan outlines ...”

    By Nancy Wuerfel and Sally Stephens More...

  • Magnolia campbellii by Tom Karlo

    100 Magnolia Trees To Brighten Gloomy Winter Days

    “...the first of its kind to bloom in the United States in 1940, attracting huge crowds of excited and curious visitors who stood in long lines to see the magnificent large pink blossoms of this lovely magnolia that still stands in the Garden today.”

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    Where Do We Go From Here?

    “The City needs an all-inclusive strategy to handle the increase in population to 1 million ... increases in crime, traffic, transportation, homelessness, panhandling, the City’s universal health plan, police and fire services, jobs, new businesses, etc.”

    By John Farrell More...

  • Florence Nightingale Statue

    Diversity Brings Controversy

    “… six LHH employees … risked retaliation by joining 30 other City employees in claiming that favoritism, nepotism and cronyism are sabotaging merit-based hiring and promotions.”By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr   Read More

  • By the Numbers

    Invest In Teachers or Hedge Fund Managers?

    “...does it make sense to spend 2/3rds of the fire department’s budget on a few Wall Street hedge fund managers? We could hire a thousand more teachers, or a thousand more gardeners, or a thousand more police officers, or doctors and nurses for Laguna Honda Hospital.”

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  • Quentin Kopp

    Ruminations of a
    Former Supervisor

    “...San Francisco taxpayers will subsidize billionaire National Football League owners in the amount of at least $5,000,000 ... however, that the Super Bowl Host Committee, which has voraciously raised from corporate Bay Area over $50,000,000 in tax-deductible donations. ”

    By Quentin Kopp

  • Taraval Station Crime Report

    “PURSE SNATCH! Be careful! Several incidents have been reported lately. Purse snatching can be a violent crime. One way to prevent purse snatching is not to carry a purse, or to carry it in a way that makes it quite inaccessible or hidden, such as wearing it under your coat or carrying it like a football.”


  • Protecting Pedestrians from Scafflaw Cyclists

    Pedestrian Safety Not “Worthwhile?”

    “How could the Board adopt legislation in the face of no data about the types of moving-violation offenses being committed by cyclists and in the face of data from SFGH’s Trauma Registry?”


    By Patrick Monette-Shaw 



    But Can We Afford Success?

    “…it is a good bet that ways will be found to transfer some of the coming cost tsunamis to Westside residents, who are reaping higher property values..”

    Read More… By Steve Lawrence

  • The Sunshine Ordinance Is Broken

    “...bit by bit the Board of Supervisors, the City Attorney and the Ethics Commission have underfunded, understaffed and dismantled the Task Force that is charged with enforcing the voters’ mandate.”


  • JANUARY MEETING of West Of Twin Peaks Central Council (WOTPCC)

    “Proposals to create more “affordable housing” were the main topics of the January 25th meeting of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council meeting. President Roger Ritter welcomed a small by hearty group of attendees to the first meeting of 2016.”

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • FEBRUARY 2016

    “Welcome to “Super Bowl City”… well, the traffic has started and the city is bracing for the crowds of people (at least we hope so) to participate in all of the Super Bowl 50 hoopla and festivities. It’s a much different scene than the last time the Bay Area hosted the biggest single day in American team sports, way back in 1984. Remember those days? ”

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  • Brandon Miller

    Letting Go of Emotional Investing Patterns

    “If you suspect your personal preferences and emotions are interfering with your investment decisions, defer to the experts. Ask a financial professional to conduct an objective review of your portfolio…”

    By Brandon Miller  Read More

  • Health Matters

    Resolution Requiem

    "Instead of drastically cutting calories, make a small change to your diet every week, cook your own meals, and sit down to eat.”

    By Sharone Franzen
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  • Senior Smarts

    GLAUCOMA- Operative Treatments

    “...it is important to get tested, diagnosed, and treated early in the disease process. ”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • Remember When?

    Lake Merced Boulevard

    Building a road around Lake Merced - Sept. 12, 1934


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