Looking Up in Rincon Hill

JK Dineen gives Rincon Hill some front page love in the May 3, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle with this story on the development of our high-density residential neighborhood. Inadequate transit in the South of Market District is mentioned in the article, and it is one of the primary reasons that I (Jamie Whitaker) have decided […] Keep reading

Earthquake Safety Resources

Someone contacted me via email about some stale links I had to earthquake safety websites, and she was kind enough to provide a corrected link plus some additional links that I am sharing below:   Ready.gov: Earthquake Safety http://www.ready.gov/earthquakes The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Recovery http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Earthquake-Recovery-Resource-Guide.17321.html Home Emergency Disaster Safety http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety Earthquake Safety at School […] Keep reading

Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement Needed to Help Decrease Air Pollution

Silly politics is about to trump smart policy in San Francisco once again as the Mayor demands the SFMTA Board decide this Tuesday to repeal Sunday afternoon parking meter enforcement. The casting aside of the facts presented by the SFMTA in a December 10, 2013 report about the benefits of the first year’s experience in […] Keep reading

Below Market Rate housing in Dogpatch 616 20th Street

For those who meet the qualifications, the City’s Below Market Rate (BMR) housing program can provide an opportunity to get an affordable home in San Francisco. I was contacted by Polaris Pacific to help spread the word on some brand new BMR home opportunities at 616 20th Street. Please download this flyer for further information […] Keep reading

7 Years of Trying to Change the World

Just a note to acknowledge it was 7 years ago today, February 28, 2007, that I launched this Rincon Hill neighborhood blog with the hope that it would help unite neighbors and give us a little more of a voice with City Hall. The first blog post simply said: “Never doubt that a small group […] Keep reading

South Beach Democratic Club Meeting: Waterfront Protection Initiative

From the South Beach Democratic Club website: ============================================= Members, Neighbors, and Friends! Plan on attending the debate on the The Waterfront Height Limit Right To Vote Act that will require voter approval for proposals to increase existing waterfront height limits. This initiative will be on the June Ballot. Jon Golinger will be presenting information in […] Keep reading

Check out the re-launched Barbary Coast News!

Connie Hazel has passed the torch to Geri Koeppel to be the next steward of The Barbary Coast News.  I hope that you will welcome Geri to the San Francisco hyperlocal blogosphere and visit her website at www.barbarycoastnews.com frequently! Keep reading

Guy Place Mini Park Community Meeting

San Francisco’s Rec and Park Dept invites to you a community meeting to review plans for the development of a new ‘mini’ park to be located at 4-6 Guy Place (off of First Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets). The community meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 13th at 6:00pm Meeting Location: South Beach Harbor […] Keep reading

Emergency responders lose 2 minutes to traffic congestion in SoMa

Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that a patient whose heart has short-circuited and has been thrown into a chaotic condition known as ventricular fibrillation — has SIX minutes to live. In the South of Market District in San Francisco, people who need emergency help from the San Francisco Fire Department’s Station 1 on Folsom […] Keep reading

Good year for bike sharing in United States

August 29, 2013 was the launch date of the Bay Area Bike Share program. They recently released this wonderful graphic of some statistics about usage of BABS for the first 3 months:   Check out this video that documents the great year 2013 proved to be for bike sharing systems in the United States, including […] Keep reading

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