Source SF Examiner:

Also, there is this recent piece on sfcurbed:

Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure

By Laura Waxmann on March 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Advocates concerned that a proposed 1,100 unit housing development at the Balboa Reservoir will exacerbate parking issues and further delay long-standing construction plans for a performance center at City College of San Francisco are planning to take the issue to city voters.

On Monday, Save CCSF, a coalition of City College professors, community members and public education advocates, filed initial paperwork for a ballot measure that would prohibit new development on the Balboa Reservoir site until a planned Performing Arts Education Center on an adjacent site is “built, completed and opened to the public.”

Advocates for the Save CCSF coalition have spoken out against the “privatization of public land” and called for the Public Utilities Commission, which owns the reservoir, to transfer the land to City College.

“I don’t think there should be housing built right now, it should be a campus,” said Tomasita Medal, of Save CCSF.  Continue Reading »

From Ingleside Police Station. Wed Mar 21, 3100 Mission St (Cesar Chavez).

March 2018 week

SF Recreation and Parks Dept announces: Balboa Park Off Leash Dog Play Area Opening Night on March 22, @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Location mapped. 


For more information, contact Gary McCoy at

From the SF Office of the Assessor-Recorder. This popular and well-received forum, to be held again on March 24, provides free help to to SF families in financial planning. 

In March, Assessor Carmen Chu is bringing back by popular demand her Office’s community event to help San Francisco families build their financial futures, the Family Wealth Forum. Often when speaking with community members, Assessor Chu receives questions about estate planning and passing on a family’s most valuable asset, their home.

In response, she created the Family Wealth Forum as a one-stop shop to answer those questions, offering multilingual workshops, one-on-one counseling with experts, and a variety of informative vendors.  We invite you to join us for this free community event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Lincoln High School, 2162 24th Avenue.  For more information and to register, please visit

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On Thursday Mar 15, there will be a meeting on the Balboa Reservoir fiscal feasibility–at the 10 a.m. meeting of the Budget & Finance Sub-Committee, in City Hall Room 250.

It is the final item on the meeting’s agenda, which can be downloaded here.

Note that the Budget & Finance Committee will also be meeting at 1 p.m. on March 15, but the Balboa Reservoir project will not be discussed at that time.

Read more about the project at the top tab on this page.

Leon Loucheur’s mural on Circular Avenue was featured in an piece, “13 overlooked and forgotten murals of San Francisco” It’s number 11 on the list on left. (The map is keyed wrong.)

The provocative mix of carefully rendered live shark with urban tattoos and skeletal fishes with a patterned background was painted on the rear retaining wall of a Monterey Boulevard home in 2015.



More about the artist: .

From Ocean Avenue Association: Unity Plaza Craft Fair, Sunday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shop for locally handmade arts and crafts and live music at the Unity Plaza Craft Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

unnamed (2)Unity Plaza is located on Ocean Avenue in Ingleside, next to Philz Coffee and City College.

Unity Plaza Craft Fair is a collaboration between Ocean Avenue Association, OMI Cultural Participation Project, the office of District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development

(…But don’t forget about Shakespeare at the Conservatory that same afternoon)