340 Bryant Appeal – Vision Zero or ZERO VISION?

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, there will a 3pm special hearing for the appeal of the exemption from environmental review of 340 Bryant’s new use as office space (formerly industrial) at City Hall, Room 250. There is also a Board of Appeals hearing on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5pm at City Hall in Room […] Keep reading

Embarcadero Y – Youth Spring Break and Summer Camp Info!

Photo: Jamie Whitaker

Our neighborhood is blessed to have the Embarcadero YMCA for our kids to socialize, learn new skills, and be fit. Please share with parents in your building the following youth camp opportunities: Spring Break Camp – March 30th – April 3rd at the Embarcadero YMCA * One-page flyer for Spring Break Camp (PDF) * School […] Keep reading

8 Years of blogging the Rincon Hill neighborhood!

Just taking a moment as I try to do every February 28th to recognize that I started this blog on February 28, 2007 because I had just moved to the neighborhood and recognized the need to try to organize neighbors to demand safer streets for pedestrians. We’ve got City Hall’s attention as a neighborhood, but […] Keep reading

Rincon Hill Streetscape Plan Up for Adoption This Week


Click this link for a template e-mail in which you just need to add your name at the bottom and send to show your support – the more individuals sending e-mails, the better! From the Rincon Hill Streetscape Plan – Mid-Block Crossing on Main Street between Folsom and Harrison: Details from Paul Chasan at the […] Keep reading

Risking our (Privately Owned) Public Open Space (POPOS)

The following documents resulted from a sunshine request to the Planning Department and BOS Clerk to help community members learn about the POPOS program changes in a section of SoMa being proposed by Supervisor Jane Kim. The Planning Commission is hearing the legislation on February 12, 2015 in Room 400 of City Hall at Noon. […] Keep reading

Get Rincon an east-west bus line! Take Online Survey Now


1/31/2015 Update: survey is closed, but not before getting hundreds of responses! Thank you! Check out this presentation about the July 2014 survey results while we await the analysis of the most recent survey. ———— Rincon residents need to show the SFMTA that we really, really want to live longer lives, have our kids breathe […] Keep reading

10 weeks or more of Bay Bridge construction work

Just when the City was starting to help alleviate middle of the night noise from the private construction, Caltrans has a 10-week project that is disturbing residents from getting sleep Monday through Saturday nights from 8pm until 5am.  My advice?  If you live next to the bridge at Harbor Lofts, Portside, BayCrest, Bridgeview, Watermark, or […] Keep reading

Rincon Hill Transit Study Results Meeting


Please come to the South Beach Harbor Services Community Room on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6pm if you would like to learn about the results of the survey about 400 of us completed a couple of months ago related to Rincon Hill transit needs. Click this link for more information: www.sfmta.com/RinconHill Keep reading

Nighttime Noisy Construction Permits – Online Petition and Meeting on Monday!

Hi neighbors, The City’s leaders are prioritizing the profits of developers yet again (big surprise since they’re major political money contributors, right?).  Please watch this news clip about the excessive numbers of nighttime construction noise permits that San Francisco’s Dept. of Building Inspections keeps approving with no regard for the impacts of sleep deprivation on […] Keep reading

New Vietnamese Cafe in Rincon Opening August 25th (tentatively)


I was walking by the Rene Cazenave Apartments on Folsom Street and Essex when someone came out of the under-construction Vietnamese Cafe over the weekend. I asked if they had an opening date, and he said a couple of Mondays from then.  Well, looking at my calendar, that would be about Monday, August 25th.  Needless […] Keep reading

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