Mar: Today is a historic moment as I and the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee voted to approve the loan for site acquisition and pre-development for the Sunset’s first 100% affordable housing development for low and moderate income families at 2550 Irving St.
We need to solve the climate emergency, not just put another bandage on it.
In 1951, 4055 Irving St. at the corner of 42nd Avenue was the Portola Market advertising fancy fruits and choice meats. It was run for many years as A-1 Liquor & Groceries, until Palm City Wines recently took over …
Recent police activity in the Sunset District.
Paul Kozakiewicz, former editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers, created the first issue of the Sunset Beacon with co-founder Christopher B. Rivers 30 years ago this month.
The richest habitat site in the Corridor is a large stairway garden at 15th Avenue and Quintara Street, which neighbors and NTC have cared for since 2008.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re stepping into a neighborhood, City and world that look different. The pandemic has revealed and exacerbated long-standing inequities, forced us all to adapt to survive, and perhaps forever shifted our understanding of what’s essential, what’s possible, and how deeply our health and wellness are connected to our neighbors.
Crime seems to be the only San Francisco big business that escapes city government meddling, which is why District Attorney Chesa Boudin must be recalled. Like his predecessor, George Gascon, currently the subject of a recall campaign in Los Angeles County, Boudin acts as if it’s not among his responsibilities to prosecute criminals as he protects lawbreakers rather than criminal victims.
As we move on from the pandemic, it is clear that back-to-normalcy won’t happen quickly, especially with our kids. Not only did they lose more than a year of in-person learning, but they also lost emotional and social development that comes with human interaction. Isolation, anxiety, stress and depression are among the impacts of distance learning, and they will last long after schools reopen.
Bruce McKay is a San Francisco native with deep roots. His family has lived here since coming from Scotland in 1829.
Trading in automobile parking lots for green space and pedestrian pathways is the core idea driving the renovation of the Stonestown Galleria because the traditional model for the shopping mall will either evolve or die.
Housing affordability, access to neighborhood services, and local businesses remain top concerns.
Anyone who believes in the mythology of the social equity, efficiency and verisimilitude of our “public private partnerships” needs to poke their head through the brand new taxpayer-funded fence at 14th Avenue and Lincoln Way and see the substantial acreage denuded at the behest of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society without any public process whatsoever.
Cartoon by Ralph Lane.
The closure of a Safe Sleeping campsite for homeless people at the corner of Haight and Stanyan streets last month, and a new housing proposal for that site, are raising questions about how the City is dealing with such issues in a post-pandemic world.