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Monday’s Big Fire on Monterey — and How You Can Help

On Monday, a fire broke out at 407 Monterey Blvd, resulting in the death of one of the residents. The other residents in the multi-unit building have been displaced, and need assistance. Read the Chronicle’s report on Firehouse.com (no paywall). A local resident recorded a video (click on image below).

Next-door neighbor Katie Carlin has generously taken up the task of helping the displaced tenants of the building. You can help. Read below for how:

From Katie:

Friends and neighbors, that horrible fire Monday took the life of one of our neighbors and displaced at least two other families. Thank you to the incredible SFFD for stopping the fire before it spread beyond the unit destroyed — this was no small feat with the winds that were whipping through here yesterday. There are young children and parents impacted by this, displaced from their homes. No one is allowed in the building because of the damage, and smoke has wrecked a lot of personal property. Residents have been offered 2 nights in a hotel in Daly City, care of the Red Cross, but no word on if or when they will be allowed back in the building. They need clothing, and also money.

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June 14: Balboa Reservoir community meeting

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets Monday, June 14th, 2021, at 6 PM on Zoom. Public comment always welcome.

The two main agenda items are a discussion of a proposal for a task force on Balboa Park, Ocean Avenue Transportation and Street Safety, and Community Engagement During Project Implementation.

The agenda is here. The Zoom link is here.

Image of planned Balboa Reservoir Project, from the Design Standards and Guidelines. https://sfplanning.org/sites/default/files/documents/citywide/balboareservoir_dsg.pdf

Community Art Show at Unity Plaza on June 26th

From Ocean Avenue Association:

You are invited! Come celebrate our event with us! Ocean Avenue Association and Ingleside Art Show will be hosting a Community Art Show on Saturday, June 26th, 2021, from 12 pm to 2 pm at Unity Plaza (next to Philz Coffee on Ocean Avenue) and you are invited! This event features local artists, live music, and delicious food. All community members are welcome to participate! Hope to see you all soon!

Artist Chris Arvin (Transit Supply) will be at the show, selling his transit-themed merchandise.

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I-280 Southbound Ocean Avenue Off-Ramp Realignment

There are planned improvements for the interchange of Ocean and Geneva Avenues with Interstate 280 around Balboa Park Station, including realignments of the ramps.

On Tuesday June 8, 2021, the SF County Transportation Authority holds its regular meeting, when the project is on the agenda, regarding funding (item 10). Public comment is welcome. More about the meeting here.

More about Balboa Park Station Circulation Improvements here.

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