Cal-Acad-Sci-LOGOCalifornia Academy of Sciences is free on Oct 19, 20, and 21 for residents in the 94112 zip code. Details here: https://www.calacademy.org/neighborhood-free-weekends

 

 

 

New family-friendly event for Halloween — the Jack-O-Lantern Stroll. On Sunday Oct 28th (6-7:30 PM) at Sunnyside Conservatory. Bring your family (costumes encouraged!) and share cookies and hot chocolate — enjoy the spOOOOOky display of lighted jack-o-lanterns in a beautiful setting. Meet neighbors–and meet the ghosts that haunt the Conservatory!

How to help make a fabulous event: Share your family’s carved pumpkin by bring it beforehand (5-6 PM) to the Conservatory, and we will arrange and safely light it up, for all to enjoy during the Stroll! Then take it home afterwards (7:30-8 PM).

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SF County Transportation Authority has a new map where you can check out projects  planned for the streets where you live or work. Complete info about the new map here.

View map here.

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The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) meets this evening, Monday October 15, 6:15-8pm, CCSF Multi-Use Building Room 140. This meeting is open to the public, with opportunities for public comment during the meeting. The agenda can be found here (PDF).

The subject is Architecture and Design. The PDF of presentation slides will be available online at the BRCAC webpage at a later date. If you can’t attend and wish to comment, see info below images.

Below are a selection of slides from a BRCAC presentation by the developer, AvalonBay/BRIDGE,  in January. (View entire PDF here.)


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There will be a public meeting to discuss the scope of the Balboa Reservoir project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR)–which will consider what possibilities and configurations of the project, and its streets, buildings, and infrastructure, will be studied for their environmental impacts. This will be an opportunity to learn more about and comment on the proposed EIR scope of work.

Here is the Notice of Preparation from the Planning Dept, which describes the scope of the project to be studied for environmental impacts.

When: October 30th (Tuesday), 6-8pm.

Where: Lick Wilmerding High School cafeteria (755 Ocean Avenue). [Transit: Balboa Park BART; 8-Bayshore, 29-Sunset, 43-Masonic, 49-VanNess, K-Ingleside, 54-Felton.]

From SF Planning:

The notice of preparation (NOP) document, which includes details on what the EIR will analyze, is available for public review and can be accessed on the Planning Department’s website at: http://sf-planning.org/sfceqadocs. Paper copies are also available at the Planning Information Center counter at 1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco. Materials are also available for review by appointment at the Planning Department’s office on the fourth floor of 1650 Mission Street. (Contact Jeanie Poling at (415) 575-9072 or jeanie.poling@sfgov.org.)

Members of the public can provide feedback on the EIR scope in three ways:

  • At a “public scoping” meeting on October 30, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. in the Lick Wilmerding High School Cafeteria (Ann Maisel Café) at 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco.
  • Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2018. Written comments can be mailed to Jeanie Poling, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Written comments will also be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2018 if emailed to jeanie.poling@sfgov.org.

Members of the public are not required to provide personal identifying information when they communicate with the Planning Commission or the Department. All written or oral communications, including submitted personal contact information, may be made available to the public for inspection and copying upon request and may appear on the Department’s website or in other public documents.

The purpose of the EIR is to provide information about potential significant physical environmental effects of the proposed project, to identify possible ways to minimize the significant effects, and to describe and analyze possible alternatives to the proposed project. The preparation of an NOP and the EIR does not indicate a decision by the City to approve or to disapprove the project. In fact, prior to making any such approval decision, the decision makers must review and consider the information contained in the EIR.

 

The Ocean Avenue Association Community Benefit District (CBD) has published its 2017-2018 annual report, available here. Highlights include:Ocean-ave-logo

  • Advocating for better landscaping and ped/bike safety on Ocean Ave between San Jose and Geneva.
  • Supporting bike share on Ocean, with or without stations.
  • Working for more public art, including a gateway sculpture at Ingleside Library, as part of the planned ped/bike access entry to the Balboa Reservoir project.
  • Working with the El Rey Theater redevelopers.

Sunnyside Playground and Clubhouse now have new community programming, including an afterschool program and tennis lessons for teens that are fully subscribed.

sf-rec-park-logoBut the tennis lessons for adults remain open — The next scheduled session runs from November 6 to December 18, with the weekly class held on from Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1 PM. The total cost is $140. The instructor is Lou Maunupau.

To enroll: www.sfrecpark.org/register and sign-in/register.

Is this scheduled time inconvenient for you? SF Recreation and Parks has let Sunnyside Neighborhood Association know that if members of the community wish to see a different time/day for the adult lessons, they would consider rescheduling. If you are interested in the lessons, but would like to see a different time/day, please write SNA at info@SunnysideAssociation.org .