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  • Twin Peaks Gas Station

    Last Gas Station West of Twin Peaks Endangered

    “I don’t think we would have had so many negotiation problems with the Department of Real Estate if we were a big oil company with all of their lobbyists and attorneys.”

    By George Wooding More...

  • Quentin Kopp




    Ruminations of
    a Former Supervisor

    “Shame on Schwarzenegger and Nunez for abusing the power of their offices to prove to the (victim’s) family that there is one system of justice for the rich and powerful and another for everyone else.”

    By Quentin Kopp Read More…

  • Fort Mason Center


    Alcatraz Ferry Move to Fort Mason: Bad for the City


    “...the Port will lose millions over the years from no longer receiving lease payments. Local businesses along Fisherman’s Wharf will also lose millions in revenue as the result of the projected 1.7 million annual passengers of the ferry going to Fort Mason. ”

    By John Farrell More...

  • Rachel Norton at Marshall Elementary



    Best of the Net

    As Parents Get More Choice, S.F. Schools Resegregate


    “Choice is inherently inequitable,” San Francisco Board of Education member Sandra Fewer said at a December meeting on student assignment. “If you don’t have resources, you don’t have choice.”

    By Jeremy Adam Smith More...

  • Criminals Tanko and Hall

    Notorious Crooks of San Francisco


    “ Tanko Invades City, Spreading Terror! Joe Tanko, murderer and terrorist, who, eluding hundreds of Sacramento man hunters last night, continued his...”

    By Paul Drexler More...

  • Mayor Ed Lee

    Mayor’s Housing Scam, Redux

    “The Mayor is using the Housing Trust Fund as credit card debt to float bonds, with no public oversight of the bond funding terms and details, and no oversight of what the bonds will be used for, without approval by the voters.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw

  • Crime Report

    Taraval Station

    “The Southern District Police Station will serve the South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero and Mission Bay neighborhoods. They are relocated from the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St., where they have been housed since the 1950s.”


  • Guest Opinion

    It's Our Right and Duty to Petition

    “With local politicians dancing to the tunes that high priced lobbyists and contributors play it has never been more valuable to have the citizen initiative process available to solve the problems that elected officials refuse to confront.”

    By Doug Comstock More...

  • Jean deville and his group of friends

    City Hall Watchdogs

    Requium for an Old Friend

    “Gene’s death, after a fall during a movie outing, left them mystified ... then evasive responses to their inquiries...they felt something was being hushed-up.”

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

  • Will Cancer Concerns Force Rec & Park’s Plans?

    “The Department should put the health of players ahead of all other considerations ... first, immediately replace all tire waste infill in all existing artificial turf fields with a safe and non-toxic infill; second, use grass at Beach Chalet.”

    By Kathryn Howard   More...

  • parched earth

    Drought Pricing and Water Allocations

    “Today’s drought disruptions are not dissimilar to the earlier oil disruptions. The myriad of federal, state, and local rules and regulations are inhibiting the market adjustment processes required to optimally weather the drought. A good example is the SFPUC’s inertia in disbanding its complex and non-operational make-work (for the usual suspects) approach to rate making.”

    By Brian Browne More...


    Get Healthy Now

    Five Simple Ways to Improve Your Health


    “Well-trained herbalists, nutritionists, and naturopaths will spend a lot of time asking you questions about your health history and symptoms before prescribing any type of therapy.”

    By Sharon Franzen More...


    “ ...the drought and the use of local groundwater to augment the water that the SFPUC delivers to its customers...”

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • April Calendar


    West Portal Crafts Fair


    Annual Cherry Blossem Festival


    Bottecelli to Braque


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  • APRIL 2015

    “Spring is upon us and with it comes lots of events and ways to spend our time. On the sports front, this month the World Champion SF Giants retake the field for the baseball season, and the Pacific Division Champion Golden State Warriors continue their push for the championship of the professional basketball world. ”

    Read More

  • Senior Smarts

    Let’s Talk Boomer Legal and Advance Care Planning Pt. 2

    “An irrevocable trust is one that you make that you cannot revoke. These kinds of trusts are made for specific and complex purposes, among them, potential tax savings, and income but not principal distribution over a longer period of time. ”

    Anise J. Matteson
    Read More

  • Juan Gonzales

    After 30 Years Leading CCSF Journalism Department, ‘Not Over Yet’ for Juan Gonzales

    “For 31 years, we got some of our best interns and reporters from City College,” said former San Francisco Bay Guardian editor-in-chief Tim Redmond of his days at the now-departed weekly.”

    By Mary Strope  Read More

  • Brandon Miller

    Financial Checklist for Your Fifties

    “If your savings are lacking, don’t panic, but recognize that you might have some catching up to do. The good news is, after age 50 you can make catch-up contributions to most retirement plans.”

    By Brandon Miller  Read More

  • Sandunesat Quintara & 32nd st.

    Remember When?

    Mound of sand at 32nd Avenue and Quintara Street

    “Newscopy: “This is the problem no one is doing anything about: You are looking down 32nd-av from the corner of Quintara-st, the way Mr. Fixit saw it. The mound of sand is Quintara-st, and it gets bigger as it goes along. The barrier along the edge of the Anderson home on the corner is all that keeps Quintara...”


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