Announcements for December, 2020.
After the SF Recreation and Park Department closed John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park to vehicular traffic 24/7 to allow space for pedestrians and cyclists to get some exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, it created a wall between the Richmond District and the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.
As many Americans cogitate whether President Donald Trump (who was thumped) will appear on Jan. 20 for the installation of Joseph Biden as president, we should be satisfied with a customary American national election, ignoring the pollsters and mainstream media who diminish elections.
With COVID-19 dominating every aspect of our lives, I am guessing and hoping that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, which makes evaluating the market difficult. Our economy is in a recession and the rental market is as weak as we have seen it. Sales stayed strong in some segments and weak in others.
Like you, I am ready to put 2020 behind me. With President-elect Joe Biden and the Bay Area’s own Vice President-elect Kamala Harris set to move into the White House, our country can finally get moving in the right direction, starting with getting COVID-19 under control.
Police activity in the Richmond District in October, 2020.
I normally do not add my own personal reflections in this monthly column and have chosen to use this space to update neighbors on what is happening in the district and at City Hall. However, as we head into the holiday season, I would like to use this opportunity to bring us together as a community and as neighbors as we close out this challenging year.
Glass, 70, a native San Franciscan, got his first camera, a Leica, from his father, who brought it from Germany. His parents were Holocaust survivors and met after the war in Germany, at what was referred to as a “displaced persons camp” near the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
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Mar developed the Sunset Forward initiative as a community-centered way to directly gather input from District 4 residents. Their concerns, Mar explained, will help him prioritize the work he will do with other city agencies to address common concerns.
To allow plenty of space for people to socially distance and get some outdoor exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Great Highway from Sloat Boulevard to Lincoln Way has been closed for months to vehicular traffic.
Commuters driving southbound on 19th Avenue from Lincoln Way might want to consider other options because a traffic lane will be shut down at certain places along that busy roadway all the way down to Holloway Avenue for at least the next 27 months.
While being open or closed is a moving target for restaurants, many of outdoor dining spaces had become an attraction to residents and visitors who enjoy going out to eat and crave a sense of community.
To slow the spread of small business failures during the pandemic, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has expanded and extended a moratorium on evicting commercial tenants who cannot pay rent because of COVID-19.