Herein anticipated actions by the elected School Board members would constitute a clear violation of the Brown Act by committing $10 million of public funds without an adequate public hearing on the basis for such expenditures.
At opposite ends of the Outer Sunset, two local creatives are using visual art to activate public spaces and start conversations among neighbors. Public art inherently invites appreciation and criticism from the community. While many people have expressed gratitude for their work, both artists have experienced vandalism of their pieces.
Recent police activity in the Sunset District.
With the holiday season upon us, we are all craving a sense of comfort, familiarity and normalcy. We want to see our family and friends, share meals and be together. But these aren’t normal times, and this new surge is the most dangerous we’ve seen since the earliest days of the pandemic.
In a historic election, that took place during a pandemic and included an all-time-high number of mail-in votes, it was unclear how long it would take for results of local races to become definitive. However, District 7’s (D-7) new supervisor, Myrna Melgar, secured her victory on Nov. 4, the day after the election, while District 5 (D-5) incumbent Dean Preston retained his seat in what was a landslide victory compared to the razor-thin margin he held to win the 2019 special election.
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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