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  • Politicians Opposing SB 827

    Defeat — Don't Amend — SB 827

    “...the most harmful California zoning legislation ever developed ... a disaster for San Francisco's residential neighborhoods ... State Senator Scott Wiener, with the help of Brian Hanlon, co-founder of California YIMBY...” By George Wooding More ...

  • Securing Enough Water After the Earthquake

    “A saltwater pump station to fight fires can be built underground adjacent to the ocean so that the landscape above is not distrubed.”

    by Nancy Wuerfel Read More ...

  • Up in Smoke

    $70 Million in Taxpayer Funds

    “Public-sector employees behaving badly get away with engaging in prohibited behavior against their co-workers believing that their employer — through the San Francisco City Attorney's Office — will pick up the costs to defend them and pay the settlements”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw Read More

  • Who Owns Voting?

    “…transparency is lacking since the computer codes operating the machines are proprietary, guarded by copyright. Election officials cannot verify their accuracy or security...Worse, existing machines lack auditing functions and thus, accountability for their transactions. Although vote tabulations are verified by random 1% manual tallies ...” By Dr. Derek Kerr & Dr. Maria Rivero Read More

  • Quentin Kopp


    “Pointing out that American males' participation in the labor force "is at Depression-era lows," the authors identified widespread opioid abuse, inner city homicides, half of all American children born out of wedlock, and more than half are raised by single mothers. The column caused letters, statements, and petitions from students and professors at Penn and elsewhere attacking the column as racist, white supremacist, xenophobic, and hate speech. ”

    Quentin Kopp
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  • Affordable Solutions and Sea Rise

    “While rising seas expected over the coming decades will affect the eastside of town much more than the westside, your pocketbook likely will not go unaffected. How will the city pay for the work required?”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • Residents Beware

    Lisa Owens Viani is on a mission to save wildlife

    “She started locally, asking stores not to carry the worst kinds of rodent poison ... Owens Viani took the leap and started an organization, "Raptors Are the Solution" or R.A.T.S. Raptors, such as red-tail and Cooper's hawks, are nature's own pest-control officers.”

    By Rose Hillson Read More…

  • Attention Mayoral Candidates

    “I have been following various mayors' debates and they have all been entertaining. The main issues are, of course, how to address affordable housing and homelessness...Accountability of our City government is never a question asked of the candidates.”

    By John Farrell Read More ...

  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council

    “...topics ranging from What bin does this go into? (Recycling) to ... Water and Sewer construction and ... new rates ... and the project at 250 Laguna Honda Blvd.”

    By Mitch Bull Read More ...

  • The City that has forgotten how

    “he new configuration of Taraval Street dedicates the inner lane in each direction to MUNI and taxicabs. In other words, the city is reasonably dedicating a lane to public transportation, while simultaneously providing space to taxicab services that were so notoriously scarce they spawned an entire alternative industry.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • APRIL 2018

    “Candidate Forum is this month … The West of Twin Peaks Central Council...The forum will be held at the Hall of Flowers County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park on Thursday, April 26. This promises to be a lively and interactive event, and is a great opportunity for citizens to hear how the candidates stand on the issues that are important...” Read More ...

  • Town Hall Meeting on SB 827


    Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM to noon
    Koret Auditorium SF Main Library

    Read More…

  • April 13-15, 2018


    “ The heart of West Portal is a shopping district three blocks long filled with all the ingredients ...”


  • Brandon Miller

    Surviving a Volatile Investment Market

    “The President tweets and the markets soar. His next tweet sends the Dow toward its worst day ever. Months of astounding gains are wiped out in a single day. And before you can fully absorb what has happened, another domestic or global situation causes the market to rise and fall like a Richter scale during an earthquake swarm.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Meet With the Captain

    Tuesday, Apr 17 | 6 pm –7 pm Taraval Station Community Room

    Decline in Residential Burglaries

    “...the April trend for residential burglaries are down, and auto burglaries are still trending down from last year.” Read More ...

  • Remember When?

    THE FUNERAL CAR March 1903

    Funeral Streetcar 2 at Geneva Car House Published by permission of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency Photo Library More ...

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