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  • UC Hospital with Mr. Sutro Reserve behind

    Residents Divided Over Mt. Sutro Reserve

    "Sigg wonders if the university is creating a smoke screen to its real plans, which he said may be selling the land to developers … an attorney said there is no legal impediment to a sale.”

    By Keith Burbank More...

  • Dr. Anita Grier, Trustee of City College San Francisco

    Behind the Trustees' Struggle for City College

    "…the Board of Trustees has been exiled from all of the decision-making responsibilities the people invested in us; and on a daily basis, people point out the sad irony that a great, democratic college that serves up to 100,000 students in a progressive city like San Francisco is being run by one individual, a special trustee with absolute power who is paid more than $1,000 a day."

    Dr. Anita Grier, Trustee More...

  • An Appeal to Mayor Lee

    "Mayor Lee before any monies are requested from taxpayers … Are all City department lands that are rentable leased out, and if not, why not? Have studies been done to insure rental rates, permits, licenses, boat berths, etc...are at fair market and taxed accordingly? I can tell you as a fact they are not.

    By John Farrell

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  • City Attorney's Attack on Public Records Law

    Sandbagging, Legal Fairy Dust, and Double-Speak

    "Readers may also recall the scandal of the raid of Laguna Honda Hospital's (LHH) patient gift fund. Multiple public records requests uncovered that $350,000 in the patient's gift fund had been inappropriately diverted to fund staff perks. The hospital was eventually forced to reimburse the misappropriated funds."

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw
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  • The Half-Million Dollar Hole

    Expect to read more about raising the price of water. It fits nicely with the predilections of bureaucrats. Recycled water is one great way to raise price while doing little good. Let's hope that San Franciscans, who already use remarkably little, are not stampeded into foolishness which fries their finances.”

    Read More… By Steve Lawrence

  • people crowding on a Muni bus

    Infrastructure: Taking on the Big Picture

    "…we can have some hope that improved efficiency will help Muni provide better service without fare increases that are greater than inflation, but most probably the system will need still more funding to meet operating needs."

    By Howard Strassner Read More…

  • Brian Brown and the SFPUC Bldg

    Drought -- The Truth About the Water Works

    "The UCB contract was made to disappear by the RBOC Chair and her accomplices. No apology or explanation was offered to UCB and UCLA. This proposed RFP was a real chance to let the public know if the WSIP and other massive utility expenditures are actual or mainly just smoke and mirrors.”

    By Brian Browne Read More…

  • Forest Hills Clubhouse

    WOTPCC

    February Central Council Meeting

    "Vice President Roger Ritter chaired the February meeting of the WOTPCC as President Matt Chamberlain was out of town for the February 24th meeting at the Forest Hills Clubhouse."

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • Redstone Bldg - Mission at Capp

    San Francisco's Hidden Gems

    The Redstone Building: From Red-Light District to Realtors-Ambition District

    The Mission's small business owners have a story to tell, and that story is what gives a neighborhood character and vibrancy.”

    By Paula Tejeda More...

  • Dolores Park in the Mission

    Comment on the 2013 Draft Recreation and Open Space Element (ROSE)

    "We have a finite area with 47 or 48 square miles, and we have to use our land judiciously … in the area surrounding Laguna Honda or possibly around Twin Peaks … you certainly could use some of that area for new housing.”

    By Kathy Howard Read More…

  • March 2014

    "The Art of Spin (must read this)… Sheila Hyman from Pacifica sent this to me. It doesn't matter what side of the aisle you're on, it's hilarious…
    Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree and discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Senator Reid share this common ancestor..."

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  • Dr.s Rivero and Kerr with senior

    Watchdog's War Room

    Good-Bye Old Friends Laguna Honda's Changing Census

    "Given the dramatic drop in elders and women served by Laguna Honda, what happens to "Old Friends" who can no longer care for themselves? Where do they go? Who checks whether the care they receive elsewhere is comparable to what the new $585 million Laguna Honda provides?”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr
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  • Senior Smarts

    Preparing for the Unexpected – Part I

    "Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional and financial), and other involving older people.”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • Joanne Jordan and Brandon Miller

    Retirement When You're Self Employed

    "With the Roth, your contributions are not tax deductible in the year in which you make them. Down the road, however, your withdrawals in retirement will be tax-free if you have met all the qualifications."

    By Brandon Miller and Joanne Jordan Read More…

  • Remember When?

    Parkside — Jan 1940

    "View of the Sunset District from Golden Gate Heights Jan 16, 1940 “Here is a section of the rapidly growing Parkside District, which, like other areas, has its civic problems. Picture taken from Golden Gate Heights looking toward Pacific Ocean. Arrow marks Abraham Lincoln High School, prompt completion of which is a problem which Mr. Fixit plans to discuss in detail.”

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