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  • Nightmare on West Portal

    “Let's end this nightmare and allow this neighborhood couple and their daughter to live the American Dream. Stop the political interference. Let this business continue to go through due process for its CUA. And let it be heard loud and clear that 'We support our local businesses!' .”

    By John Farrell More...


    “Candidates respond to questions in the "lightning round" at the District 7 supervisor forum at the West of Twin Peaks Council. Shown are Farrell, Yee, Matranga, Engardio and Young responding to the question: "Is your campaign taking public funds?"” Photo: Bill Wilson
    By Tony Taylor Read More…

  • Chopping Down George Washington

    “George Washington, the "Father of our country," had a cherry tree, while Haney "the arbitrator of political correctness," needs a fig leaf.”

    By George Wooding More...

  • Supervisor Mark Farrell v. CCSF

    “In a series of meetings before skeptical Ethics Commissioners, Sutton insisted his client had been "completely exonerated" by the FPPC, and that the 4-year statute of limitations for City campaign law violations had expired.”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr

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  • Quentin Kopp

    Ruminations of a
    Former Supervisor

    “…I'm now limited to State ballot measures and candidates and Federal office elections. State ballot measures, however, constitute a political feast, since there are 17, most of which could've been legislatively processed.”

    By Quentin Kopp


  • YES on the Soda Tax - Prop V

    “The next time you get one of those mailers or see an ad on TV, think of it as a reminder: The beverage industry is afraid, very afraid…”
    By Carol Kocivar
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  • Let's Elect Our Elected Officials

    “Prop D is really very simple — if a Supervisor position becames vacant, then you, the district voters, would get to elect your interim Supervisor right away to fill out the term. Wait, you say. Don't we do that now? Well, actually, no.”
    By Larry Bush and Katherine Howard
    Read More…

  • Voter's Beware: Don't Be Suckered


    “With 42 local, regional, and state propositions, and a variety of elected officials' contests on the ballot, San Franciscans face a minefield casting votes on November 8.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw


  • Props P & U

    “Supervisor Mark Farrell squares off with housing pro Fernando Martí on the controversial issue.”


  • Crime Report

    Crimes in the District

    “Next Neighborhood Safety Taraval Community Relations Forum Meeting:
    Tuesday, October 18 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Taraval Station”


  • It's a Bird — It's a Plane — It's SFPUC Salaries!

    “On a per capita basis, you already owe $5880 for water and sewer stuff, with that to more than double as the SSIP progresses. Thank you for you generous support!”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • SFPD Rolls Out October Speed Limit Enforcement Plan

    SFPD will be enforcing the speed limits on targeted areas that have high speeding and collision rates that were identified by the SFMTA, Department of Public Health, and SFPD.

    Read More…

  • Parkmerced Residents Air Grievances

    “Residents living in the towers will have no reliable parking during construction. It was suggested that the grass parking strip on Crespi Drive or Font Blvd be used as a temporary parking lot for residents during construction.

    More... By Glenn Rogers

  • West of Twin Peaks
    Central Council

    “The September meeting of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council looked much the same as pre-summer break as the same slate of officers was nominated and reelected to their respective posts for the 2016-17 year.”

    By Mitch Bull


  • OCTOBER 2016

    “The race is on… it's a hotly contested race for District 7 Supervisor with 5 candidates that could serve the district well. If you didn't have the chance to attend the West of Twin Peaks Central Council Election Forum.”

    Read More

  • Residents Beware

    Densification Warning

    “Neighbors are requesting the UDG, with any other design guidelines which may be under consideration or are being replaced … be considered concurrently so that the City neighborhoods understand very clearly how each set of guidelines interact…”

    By Rose Hillson Read More…

  • Lou Barberini

    Cherry Picking Statistics

    “Also, like Sergio, if a rookie is specially assigned to a volatile, active area; their performance should never be compared to the veteran, who is coasting into retirement in the sleepy, fog-blanketed districts.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • L-Taraval Update

    “On September 20th, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation (SFMTA) Board of Directors approved the L-Taraval Rapid Project, which proposes changes to Taraval Street in order to improve pedestrian safety and transit reliability. The project includes boarding islands, a boarding zone pilot, parking relocation, stop removal and relocation, turn restrictions, transit-only lanes, traffic signals and pedestrian bulbs.”

    By Supervisor Katy Tang


  • Ridin' and Ropin', Oh Boy!

    70th Grand Rodeo & Livestock Show

    “Get yer' spurs on as the Cow Palace Arena Hosts the 70th Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show & Rodeo over two October weekends. For 70 years the iconic Cow Palace Arena & Event Center has been celebrating the old west …” More ,,,

  • Brandon Miller

    Checklist for Retiring Abroad

    “Do you dream about retiring in another country? It is an intriguing option for some who feel like they are ready for a new experience to go with the freedom of retirement. Whether you're looking for a favorable climate, less expensive living costs, or specific cultural or recreational opportunities, retiring abroad could be for you.”

    By Brandon Miller

    Read More

  • Senior Smarts

    Getting Ready for Winter

    “Maybe you know a senior who would welcome an act of kindness to help them get ready for winter.”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • Remember When?

    Exterior of Parkside Theater • Dec. 28, 1928 Notes Written on back: "Taraval near 19th St."

    Published by permission of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


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