Long-time SF resident and worker at the de Young Museum, Joseph Bartlow, Sr. died this past summer. His son, Jeb Bartlow, noted that his father passed away on Aug. 7, 2019.
At Friday’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting, Supervisor Gordon Mar’s resolution declaring a State of Urgency to rapidly expand the City’s EFWS to protect all neighborhoods in the event of a major earthquake and fire received unanimous support.
Housing Forum, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Lycée Francais de San Francisco, 1201 Ortega St,, at 20th Avenue.
The construction to prepare for the laying of sewer pipes on Vicente Street, near 39th Avenue, was documented by SF Department of Public Works’ (DPW) staff photographer Horace Chaffee on July 23, 1909. Chaffee covered numerous infrastructure projects spearheaded by DPW from the 1910s through the 1930s and captured the modernizing of San Francisco in the process. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project.
As we head into the holiday season, we’ve made an immense amount of progress on some key priorities for our first year in office and want to share some important updates with you:
Things to do in the Richmond and Sunset districts in November, 2019.
Police activity in the Sunset District in October, 2019.
Update from SFMTA on the construction projects on the N-Judah and L-Taraval streetcar lines.
A woman wearing Victorian-era clothing walks in front of the “Carzonia Apartments” at Fourth Avenue and Cornwall Street in the Inner Richmond, circa 1908. Mimicking Carville in the Outer Sunset, Dr. Charles V. Cross placed 10 surplus McAllister-line cable cars on a narrow strip of his land between California and Cornwall streets to address housing needs after the 1906 earthquake and fire.
The agenda of the SFPUC is not to provide a system using an inexhaustible supply of seawater, which is the only certain means by which the SFFD will be able to control post-earthquake fires, but rather to use Earthquake Bond money to slowly replace their antiquated and fragile drinking water mains.
On Aug. 25, 2018, a solemn ceremony was held in the discreet Heroes Grove in Golden Gate Park, where the 18-ton granite Gold Star Mothers’ Rock stands more than eight feet tall, honoring San Franciscans who gave their lives in World War I. The ceremony highlighted the newly installed additional stones referenced Nov. 11, 1918, the date of the armistice, which was the inspiration for Veterans’ Day.
I am concerned about the misinformation surrounding San Francisco’s Proposition A advertising. Mayor London Breed and the Yes on A, Affordable Homes For San Franciscans Now! committee are informing voters that this bond measure “will not increase taxes.”
My November column has always been about the election and the ballot measures as they relate to real estate. But, if you have looked at your voter pamphlet, you will notice that this year it is actually a manageable size, unlike the “telephone books” we have received in the last few years!
As I write, local election results are unknown, including the sickening process of replacing the former district attorney who resigned last month to take his prosecutorial ignorance to Los Angeles County to oust a two-term incumbent,
Mental Health Support Line
Suicide hotlines have been around for years, but where should people go when they are not in a crisis situation and just need someone with whom they can talk?