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  • Parkmerced Opponents Lose Their Legal Appeal

    “The Court states it will not limit San Francisco growth because of a lack of, or because of a poorly designed, transportation system. The decision cited as a precedent from a Los Angeles court case, is perhaps not unrelated to the traffic gridlock present there today.”

    By George Wooding and Glen Rogers More...

  • City Hall Watchdogs

    Sweetheart Deals Revealed in Construction of Laguna Honda Rebuild

    “ … the OSLE reached a Settlement Agreement with Decker on 2/21/12. She did not admit to any wrongdoing but agreed to pay $28,000, including $19,704 in back wages to 6 employees and $8,296 in penalties for violating the City’s prevailing wage law.”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr
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  • Let’s Be Honest - No on Prop A!

    “…if Prop A doesn’t pass, then the tax rate would drop, reflecting a savings to the taxpayer, an amount Mr. Reiskin had no clue of at the time.”

    By John Farrell


  • Ocean Beach

    Why We Are Fighting To Keep Control Over Our Parks

    And Why You Should Too!…when it comes to managing our parks, the City “process” is broken.”

    By Greg Miller More...

  • Computer Class

    Opinion Editorial

    City College—What’s all the Fighting About?

    “Especially hurt by this rule are seniors who enjoy taking an exercise class or any of the wonderful art classes, or immigrants who need to repeat basic skills or master English as second language (ESL).””


  • Pronouncing judgment on the six California propositions designed to improve life for all citizens, if not elected public officials.

    “Theft of most handguns will become a misdemeanor under Proposition 47. It’s no wonder district attorneys and police chiefs oppose Proposition 47. I’m voting “no.”

    By Quentin Kopp Read More…

  • Patrick Monette-Shaw

    The November 4 MUNIcipal Ballot

    “The use of the vague words “could be” and “may be” are no substitute for more precise language that uses “shall be.” The choice of words is obviously no mere accident.…

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw

  • West Portal parent jumps into School Board Race

    "Imagine what the city will look like when every neighborhood has a quality school that children can walk to. It’s better for the environment and for each of our communities. I hope to have the chance to make it happen."

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • Great Highway: Addressing Sea Level Rise

    "Critical erosion along the Great Highway is expected to continue and DPW has plans to change the width South of Sloat from four lanes to two lanes. The two north-bound lanes, those most affected by ongoing erosion, would be removed to allow for coastal retreat.”




    “Housing and neighborhood issues were the dominant theme as the new group of officers opened the 2014-15 session of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council. Incoming President Roger Ritter welcomed the attendees at 7:30 and opened the meeting in front of a crowd of 30 or so delegates and guests. Joining Ritter as the officers for 2014-15 are: Vice President – Sally Stephens, Secretary –David Golden, Treasurer –Carolyn Squeri, and Parliamentarian – Lee Hsu. ”

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • Book Review

    Local Writer’s “Survival In Paradise”

    “What has been walled off in a dark corner of his mind is suddenly released in a torrent of argument when a middle-aged Jewish woman at a party lectures him on how hard World War II was for Americans as well as Europeans.”

    By Vernon Miles Kerr More...

  • Let the market decide – Utility services

    “Many drought prone countries, such as Australia, are edging toward market reliance in allocating scarce water resources. As the population swells and weather uncertainty increases, this is probably where the U.S. and California in particular must move..”

    By Brian Browne


  • September 2014
    Mayor Lee – He knows about JACK and wants you to vote for them!

    “Earlier this month Mayor Lee conducted s newspaper roundtable with local media members and several SFNNA publishers were there to hear what the Mayor had to say and to throw a few questions his way. In his discussion, Mayor Lee wanted us to focus on “JACK”, that is, Propositions J, A, C and K and why he thinks they are key to improving city services, infrastructure, housing, helping local families and children and raising the minimum wage..”

    Read More…

  • Fuschia paniculata: Photo by James Gaither

    Hidden Gems

    Cloud Forests Bloom at San Francisco Botanical Garden

    “For hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty cloud forests, foggy San Francisco feels like home. San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) is one of the only botanical gardens in the world where the alluring beauties of these high elevation forests thrive outdoors, and fall is the best time to see the Garden’s enchanting cloud forest in bloom…”


  • Senior Smarts

    Stroke Survival: Assistive Technology Products

    “I heard about assistive technology products [Proloquo] from a listener who called in to a radio talk show in August 2011 during the segment on Apple Products. Therefore, I included information on computer access and speech software for Windows and Mac OS X in the October 2011 issue of my Caring Boomers Newsletter. New products have been added since then.”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • Joanne Jordan and Brandon Miller

    Spend or invest? New thoughts on an age-old dilemma

    “Major expenditures aren’t just about the immediate benefit. You should consider whether the current cost would become more significant over time because the money was not invested for your future.”

    By Brandon Miller and Joanne Jordan Read More…

  • Sutro Forest fire 1934

    Remember When?

    Sutro Forest 1934

    Group of men putting out a fire in Sutro Forest • Sept 15, 1934


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