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  • A Community Mourns

    Gus Vardakastansis, Gone Too Soon

    “Vardakastanis was killed early Friday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street…where he had gone to the San Francisco Produce Market…The 57 year-old owner of Haight Street Market, Noriega Produce, and Gus’s Community Market died at the scene of the collision…”

    By George Wooding More ...

  • YIMBYs Sideswipe Ethics Commission

    “Johnson acknowledged a conflict. She resolved it by contortion, vowing to avoid housing policy decisions at SPUR while continuing to vote on housing policy matters as a Planning Commissioner. Although she had told Mayor Lee she wanted to resign once hired by SPUR.”

    By Dr. Derek Kerr & Dr. Maria Rivero Read More ...

  • The Real Heros

    “I don't understand. The job of the Budget and Finance Committee is to review and make applicable cuts. Don't expect the Mayor to do the job for you.”

    By John Farrell Read More ...

  • Quentin Kopp


    “…because of pressure from the July 2016 California Bar Examination passage rate of 43%, the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California recommended to the California Supreme Court that the passing score on the bar examination be lowered. A State Bar survey of California lawyers generated 34,000 responses, with the majority of lawyers favoring retention of the current score standard.”

    Quentin Kopp
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  • People Not Pavement

    “… opposition from these pavement huggers who refuse to budge on converting the little slice of asphalt … into a beautiful, peaceful European-style piazza”


  • Is Affordable Housing Possible?

    “It is not practical to sample all the soil a contractor will encounter doing its work. The consequences of finding say a buried ship, or more normal obstructions, can be much greater in a city. Where there are consequences there are inevitably costs.”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • Preparing for Water Wars

    “After the recent drought, State officials are considering a remedy that would increase the water supply southward by up to 20%. However, the increase in water is not guaranteed.”

    By Glenn Rogers More ...

  • Haight Street's Veganburg—A Surprising Success

    “Honestly, two bites into it I almost forgot to question whether I was eating a vegan burger or not. Coming from a Burger King background, I must say that Veganburg exceeded my expectations.”

    Read More… By Henry Wong

  • Is Jury Duty A Health Risk At 850 Bryant?

    “…the Hall of Justice was hit with a sewage storm. Sewage leaked into the Police Commission room, flooded the hallways and on into Room 511, and stained the common hallway ceilings. This fecal storm was remedied with carpet shampoo, paint, and yellow caution tape.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council

    “… focused on the district and its challenges, with Supervisor Norman Yee speaking on current legislation efforts, and Frank Noto of StopCrime SF speaking about his group's efforts to instruct citizens to recognize and report crime.. ”

    By Mitch Bull

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  • “What is Important to us...Each month I attend the West of Twin Peaks Central Council meeting, which brings together representatives of the 19 homeowner groups that make up the West of Twin Peaks area. The council has been advocating for homeowners and neighborhoods since 1936 and has played a large part in helping to formulate policies and the direction of SF government.”

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  • Marijuana Dispensary Update

    On July 13, 2017 the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use authorization to allow a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD), the Apothecarium, to open at 2505 Noriega Street at 32nd Avenue..

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  • Brandon Miller

    Successful Financial Conversations when You're Engaged

    “Like most things worth achieving, preparing for a lifetime of financial compatibility takes work. If you and your future spouse can commit to the same money values, it may help you create a solid financial foundation.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Scam Alert!

    September Crime Reports

    Our police are on the lookout for crime in the district.

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  • 25 Years Later:

    Alioto's Landmark Anti-smoking Laws

    “Restaurant owners feared a loss in revenue with the indoor-smoking ban, but statistics proved otherwise. Restaurant sales improved by 22 percent after the ban because people who avoided smoke were now dining out.”

    By Tony Taylor More ...

  • Proposed St. Luke's Closure Endangers Everyone

    CPMC's Shameless Patient Dump

    “...what happened to the options for persons who need neighborhood-based or local options to 24/7 [skilled] nursing care," Benson Nadell testified to the Health Commission … Nadell is the program director of San Francisco's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw Read More ...

  • Remember When?

    West Portal

    West Portal of Twin Peaks Tunnel View From Lenox Way and Ulloa Street | April 29, 1949 Published by permission of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency Photo Library

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