Vacant homes in San Francisco have skyrocketed from approximately 40,000 in 2019 to more than 60,000 in 2021, a 52 percent increase in just two years, according to a report released today by the City’s Budget and Legislative Analyst. An estimated 15% of all homes in San Francisco are empty, by far the highest rate among major cities in the country, the report found.
Suicide is a national problem in the U.S. and a major concern for active-duty service members and military veterans. Members of the military may experience a variety of difficult and traumatic events including combat, natural disasters, and physical assault.
The City’s political clubs offer the average citizen an opportunity to engage with San Francisco’s often-lively elections. The 35-year-old Richmond District Democratic Club is among the oldest and most respected of these clubs. Before every election, candidates and representatives for ballot propositions make their case to club membership, hoping to earn a coveted endorsement.
Pumpkins and other orange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, are abundant with a variety of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E and K, and minerals, including potassium and iron.
This fall, we need to KEEP schools on track and prevent sliding back into a jumble of performative politics and lawsuits. We need to vote to keep Ann Hsu, Lainie Motamedi and Lisa Weissman-Ward on the Board.
The City needs an adult in the room to apply tough love to radically improve conditions for both the unhoused and the housed. We treat stray dogs better than the conditions I see many unhoused people living in on our streets.
When I check my phone for the latest news, I’m inundated with talk of recessions, inflation, supply chain issues, rising drug prices, police brutality, an unfair justice system, the housing crisis, etc. Man, my news feed is such a downer. I mean, come on, life is pretty darn good. Isn’t it?
As Gordon Mar’s “pilot project” moves through the city agencies and onto its eventual vote and passage by the Board of Supervisors, the Upper Great Highway’s closure will be allowed to continue without an environmental study through Dec. 31, 2025, for a total of five years and eight months since its initial shutdown, despite the escalation of erosion of our sand dunes and destruction of our wildlife sanctuary from unrestricted foot traffic when vehicles are banned and beachgoers ignore designated crosswalks.
The narrative that gets recycled is that City College is facing financial hardship and needs to tighten its belt and live within its means. For so many, education is the key to a job with a livable wage, improved mental health and increased civic engagement. These are things worth paying for.
St. Thomas Apostle Parish, San Francisco celebrates 100 years: 1922 -2022
San Francisco Zoo and Gardens recently became home to a 2-year-old male pygmy hippopotamus, the first of this endangered species here since 2004. Today, SF Zoo officials announced his name, “Udo,” (pronounced “Ooh-Dough”) which translates to “peace” in the Igbo language of West Africa.
View north on 48th Avenue toward Pacheco Street on Jan. 2, 1925. Drivers had no worries about finding a parking space back then. Fire Chief Dennis Sullivan’s beach cottage is on the left. Located at 1984 Great Highway, the cottage was built in 1905.
Much has been said about how San Franciscans feel divided, on how controversy and contest fuels much of our local politics, and how we can’t seem to find agreement to get big things, or even basic things, done. In the face of this, finding common sense solutions, building consensus, bridging divides and, yes, compromising offers a real road forward. Here in the Sunset, we’ve been able to find common ground on some of the most hot-button issues to make real progress.
The effort to build 135 units of housing for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators on the block between 42nd and 43rd avenues and Irving and Judah streets officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 27.
A Sept. 27 article in the Chronicle revealed “a project to lure (emphasis mine) more people to JFK” which includes installing three 7-foot-tall Doggie Diner heads along JFK, plus “food trucks, places to grab coffee, areas for buskers and even a small beer garden.”