Impossible Light – the documentary about the Bay Lights, limited showing in San Francisco

Please make it a point to go see this San Francisco independently made documentary that takes you through the highs and lows of the Bay Lights art installation project that we enjoy every dusk on the Bay Bridge. Please visit this website for the latest screening locations and dates/times: Keep reading

District 6 Transportation 2030 Open House

Sharing this announcement from the SFMTA: The SFMTA invites you to attend a District 6 Open House to learn about Transportation 2030 – the proposed infrastructure investment program proposed for the November 2014 ballot. Through three ballot measures and two funding sources, Transportation 2030 will provide $1.5 billion to complete hundreds of transportation infrastructure projects […] Keep reading

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: Earthquake Safety The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Recovery 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 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

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