Shop for handmade items from local artists at the Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar at Unity Plaza on Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar is a collaboration between Ocean Avenue Association, OMI Community Participation Project, the SF Arts Commission, the office of District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.​

[Also: Read about another Saturday local event in Sunnyside here.]

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The Hartsough family at 258 Monterey Blvd, next to the Sunnyside Conservatory, are holding the 4th Annual Garden Bazaar on July 21st, 11am – 3pm. Meet your neighbors — buy local crafts or local honey — try new foods — trade your backyard produce — make new friends.

Fourth Annual Garden Bazaar!!

In just over three weeks, the Garden will be transformed into a bazaar full of revelers, buyers, sellers, and traders. All will be friends and neighbors who’ve come to enjoy good company and see what interesting things people right next door are creating in their homes.
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Part of a series of posts from the San Francisco Office of Assessor Carmen Chu.

From the Office of Assessor Carmen Chu: Tax Savings for Families

Thinking about passing on property to your children? It is important to know that California tax laws allow parents to transfer ownership to their children (and vice versa) without reassessing the property to market value.

Prop 13 (1978), passed by California voters in 1978, caps yearly assessment increase on a property at 2% or the inflation rate of the California Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. However, if there is a change in ownership, property will be reassessed to market value.

However, if you submit a claim form for Prop 58 tax exclusion, your children will be able to keep your current assessed value on the property and continue to pay property taxes as you would have. This year, we have granted close to 2,000 Prop 58 exclusions for transfers between parent and children.  Continue Reading »

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday July 9th, 6-8pm (Multi-Use Building, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave). This meeting is open to all and includes time for public comment. All local residents are welcome. More about the project here.

The subject is “On- and Off-site Transportation“. Also on the agenda: the BRCAC will elect a new chair and vice-chair at this meeting.

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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE Apr 9 presentation of Base Plan for Balboa Reservoir development. Full PDF of presentation available here. 

Pirates in Glen Canyon! Theater group Peripatetic Players presents interactive family event at Glen Canyon Park on Sat July 14, 3pm. From website: pcard-front (1)

Sail the high seas with Captain Samuel Peaches and his crew! You’ll help these eccentric performing pirates chart their course though fantastic adventures inspired by pirate myths, legends and stories. Meet creatures and characters of the sea, sail to raucous pirate towns, sing along with swashbuckling sea chanteys, search for buried treasure, and avoid cursed doubloons — but be careful! Danger lurks in every port, and at the crest of every wave. And since the audience will choose the course, no two shows will be the same!

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Charlotte Moraga Solo kathak dance. With Prashant Radhakrishnan, saxophone; Ranjana Ghatak, vocals. 7 p.m. Sat., July 7. $22. Sunnyside Conservatory, 236 Monterey Blvd., S.F.  More: http://dancersgroup.org/event/charlotte-moraga-kathak-solo/

Kathak dancer with arms raised and one leg extended on the floor.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Classical-music-and-dance-listings-13034545.php

From SFMTA: Twin Peaks Tunnel will close next week for two months. Information and links for everything you need to know.

As you may already be aware, construction on the Twin Peaks Tunnel is expected to start on June 25 with a continuous closure of the tunnel for approximately two months.  Work will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the closure:

  • Forest Hill and West Portal stations will be closed,
  • The K Ingleside will travel on a shortened route
  • Bus service will run for the L Taraval and M Ocean View lines.
  • Nx buses will not operate during the closure, but additional N Judah trains will be in service.

See below for map of changes.

With 100 years of service under its belt, Twin Peaks Tunnel needs extensive work to its interior to continue to operate safety and reliably for years to come. This vital part of our transit rail system connects Castro Station to West Portal Station and serves over 80,000 K Ingleside, L Taraval and M Ocean View customers every day.

The tunnel’s infrastructure, including the tracks, walls and drainage systems, must be maintained in a timely manner to keep up with the demands of the Muni system. Twin Peaks Tunnel is currently under a speed restriction, which slows down trains as they travel through. Replacing the tracks will lift the tunnel’s speed restriction and keep trains running reliably through the system. Seismic reinforcements will better protect the tunnel’s overall structure and stability.

To help Muni customers get around during the closure, a video with map animations highlighting temporary stops, transfer points and alternative routes can be found online. In addition, a comprehensive rider guide in English, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino is available to view or print on our website.  Continue Reading »