This photo from the 1930s shows the Market Street Railway 7-line streetcar #135 southbound headed west on Lincoln Way. SF Municipal Railways map described the streetcar’s route as starting at the Bridge Terminal, then headed down Market Street to Haight Street to Lincoln Way to Ocean Beach to Balboa Street.
Major Plans Being Developed for Redesigning Lake Merced Blvd.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is in the final stages of putting together a plan to make Lake Merced Boulevard safer, but at the expense of 190 parking spaces.
City Hall: Gordon Mar
The year is coming to an end, and so too is our time in this office. I’ll have a longer reflection to share in January, but I wanted to thank everyone who made their voices heard in the November election.
Press Release: City Bans the Use of ‘Killer Robots’
… the Board of Supervisors today changed course on the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) proposed policy to use military robots to kill, explicitly banning the practice in a dramatic reversal.
Pre-Teen Entrepreneur Starts Dog Treat Business ‘Love Paris Bakery’
Noa took the endeavor seriously from the beginning, consulting with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine about creating nutritionally appropriate recipes for dog treats, using only the healthiest organic ingredients and developing a product that had a lengthy shelf life.
Police Blotter: Richmond District
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
Season’s Weavings: de Young Museum Hosts Holiday Textile Bazaar
Waiting for the de Young Museum’s annual Holiday Textile Bazaar to open its doors on the morning of Nov. 12, patrons in line shared conversations of anticipation. Some were excited to return and find the best deals for handmade crafts and clothing. Others looked forward to browsing through the colorfully ornate tables for the first time. Others shared that they were experiencing the role of shopper after years of being vendors.
Kilduff’s Korner by Paul Kilduff
Cartoon by Paul Kilduff.
‘Then and Now’: Great Highway at Cabrillo Street
This photo, circa 1950, shows the view looking northeast from near the foot of Cabrillo Street, across the Great Highway from the popular amusement attraction, Playland at the Beach.
SFPD’s Richmond Station Welcomes New Captain
With a population of more than 59,0000 residents, the work of the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond Station on Sixth Avenue covers an area the size of a large suburban town. Newly appointed station Captain Chris Canning recognizes that keeping the community safe is a daunting task that requires the help of the community.
Commentary: Nancy DeStefanis
The holidays can be a rough time for many folks, particularly seniors. Two city propositions have passed which will help seniors and people with disabilities. There is also support for seniors aging-in-place in San Francisco; I have listed some of the best places to get information below.
‘Tech Squad’ Offers Free Tech Support and Training to Older Adults
Happily, Tech Squad is here to help. Tech Squad offers free technical support and training to older adults and adults with disabilities who are San Francisco residents, providing in-person sessions in the Richmond and Sunset districts.
Commentary: Quentin Kopp
As San Francisco – after spirited Nov. 8 local, state and national elections – begins to celebrate Chanukah on Dec. 18 (for eight nights) and Christmas on Dec. 25, nothing destroys the holiday spirit faster than not finding a place to park. You know how holiday gift packages say: “Open Here”? What should you do if the package says “Open Somewhere Else”? I hereby cease and desist my strident ripostes.
Children With Disabilities Enjoy Therapeutic Recreation Day in GG Park
With a Saturday morning mist pattering down on the leafy foliage of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden, Marcela Guerrero and her 10-year-old son Matteo strolled hand-in-hand to the tucked-away Celebration Garden. Huddled in his coat, Matteo brims with a smile as he recognizes familiar faces from the Therapeutic Recreation Inclusion Services Team – friends whom he has not seen since summer camp. For Matteo and his mom, this is their first family recreation day for children with disabilities.
Assembly: Phil Ting
The California Controller’s Office is holding more than 70 million unclaimed properties worth nearly $12 billion, waiting for their rightful owners to claim them. Could you be one of them? Thousands, if not millions, of people have money or valuables in state custody they may not realize is theirs. While the state tries to find people, it is not always successful.