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As San Franciscans observe the 256th anniversary of the country’s declaration of our independence from British rule, we give thanks for the successful recall of Chesa Boudin from district attorney status, the defeat of a Board of Supervisors’ ballot measure to diminish our authority to remove a non-performing public official from office, the repeal of a 1932 ordinance conferring a trash collection monopoly on Recology’s predecessors – thus enabling next month a law requiring competitive, open bidding for such public contract, and ignominious defeat of a $400 million general obligation bond which, with interest over 30 years, would have cost taxpayers $1.005 billion!
As I write this column, the first half of 2022 is just about over. Each year has its own challenges, and this year we have been dealing with higher inflation, rising interest rates, declining stock market and the seemingly never-ending battle with COVID-19.
Viewers had a wide range of emotional reactions – from exuberance, awe and pride to melancholy feelings of nostalgia – on June 18, opening day of the Northern California stop of the Obama Portraits Tour, being exhibited through Aug. 14, at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.
About 15 years ago, a longtime Richmond District resident named Pat Swendsen sent me a column written by syndicated columnist Ann Landers. She said: “Dear Paul, this is so important it should not be lost in the archives. Hope you can use it.”
Although technically it will remain operational, San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital faces the daunting task of relocating nearly 700 low-income patients to other hospitals by Sept. 15 after a federal oversight agency decertified it this past April.
In response to changing trip patterns and subway improvements, service changes are scheduled for July 9 for the L Bus. The L Bus route will be shortened to run between the San Francisco Zoo and West Portal Station, with increased frequency of trips.
For far too long, City College has suffered from budget problems that have hampered its financial stability, threatened its accreditation and discouraged enrollment.
This section of the project will allow drivers traveling south on Chain of Lakes Drive to turn eastbound onto a one-way MLK Drive to make their way to Sunset Boulevard, while the north half of this section of road will remain car-free for cyclists and pedestrians.
If we had a benefit vs. cost analysis performed to expand EFWS projects citywide, the results would be overwhelmingly in favor of spending money now to save the Bay Area’s crown jewel from being destroyed again by earthquake fires.
A man shouting obscenities at Boudin supporters a day before the election is another example of the way our political discourse has coarsened
In his most recent column, your conservative, libertarian commentator Quintin Kopp distorts the facts to suit his opinions.
The City can only do so much to keep these newly planted trees watered enough to ensure their continued growth. It would be satisfying to see more residents make a concerted effort to keep these trees alive and healthy with some maintenance …