Dec 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting this evening

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets this evening, Monday Dec 9th, at 6-7:30 PM, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 55 Frida Kahlo Way. All residents are welcome, and there is time for public comment.

The agenda is here. The Annual Report of the BRCAC will be discussed. The draft report is here. Another version with alternative changes is here. For more links and info, see BR tab at top.

Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.
Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.

 

They Rose and Ran: Detroit Steps event was a success

On Sunday Nov 24th, the Detroit Steps Project held its first annual Rise & Run event to support the greening and art renovation for the Steps — Thanks to the enthusiastic and effective organizing work of project lead Rosaura Valle.

Rise & Run for the Detroit Steps

By Rosaura Valle, Detroit Steps Project Lead

The sun shined on a mild Sunday morning of November as volunteers were actively setting up for the 1st Annual RISE & RUN Sunnyside Step-a-thon.

The fundraising event, scheduled from 10 to noon, included a Step-a-thon through the Lower and Upper Detroit Steps and a raffle. At 10:30 a.m. Stephen Martinpinto, SNA President, gave the GO to the kids race: about 10 kids (5-12 years old) eagerly ran up and down the Lower Steps for the required 15 minutes. Then all participants walked up the Lower Steps, crossed Monterey Blvd and gathered at the bottom of the Upper Steps where 20 adults (13 and up), energized by an awesome playlist, attempted the Upper Steps run, staggered in 3 batches to ensure safety. Two dogs attended the event and one participated to the race!

Detroit Steps Rise & Run, Nov 24 2019. Flora Clerque Photography.
Great work, people! Detroit Steps Rise & Run, Nov 24 2019. Flora Clerque Photography.

Volunteers in yellow safety vests guarded Monterey crossing, and stood at each end of the steps for the duration of the race, to mark on the participant arm or hand the number of flights accomplished, and to cheer during the effort.

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Rain means it’s Adopt-a-Drain season

Many Sunnyside residents participate in the Adopt-a-Drain program from SFPUC. Now is the time to give your pet storm-drain some attention. Message from SFPUC:

Rain is expected to start Tuesday, November 26 and may continue through the next few days in San Francisco. The best time to clear leaves and litter from your adopted drain is prior to rain.

A few reminders before you roll up your sleeves and get to work:

  • Clear from the sidewalk, not the street.
  • Please never attempt to remove the drain grate.
  • Wear reflective clothing so drivers can see you.
  • Always wear gloves, use a rake or broom or a trash grabber – not your hands, and be careful of sharp objects.
  • If you see a badly-clogged drain that you can’t clear, please report it to 311 online at sf311.org , on the app for Android and iPhone, or by calling 3-1-1.

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New bike-share stations proposed for Frida Kahlo Way

On December 6th, SFMTA will consider three new Bay Wheels bike-share stations that are near (but not in) Sunnyside, two on Frida Kahlo Way to serve City College and the coming Balboa Reservoir housing development and one on San Jose Avenue at Santa Rosa. Full agenda here.

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Map showing two proposed City College Bay Wheels bike share stations o Frida Kahlo Way. Meeting December 6th 2019. Courtesy Bay Wheels.
Map showing two proposed City College Bay Wheels bike share stations o Frida Kahlo Way. Meeting December 6th 2019. Blue teardrop indicates the station already installed on Judson. Courtesy Bay Wheels.

From Sunnyside Community Connectors: Aging with Style series

Sunnyside Community Connectors invites you to AGING WITH STYLE Part One this Wednesday at 10:30am at St. Finn Barr (Edna and Hearst Street)
Join facilitators Juliet Rothman, PhD a social worker specializing in cultural and ethical considerations in Aging and Melaine Grossman, PhD a licensed social worker for a two-part workshop on Aging in Style!]

You are welcome to attend one, both…up to you! All we need is you! Just show-up and explore.

The Community Living Campaign, “Changing Strangers into Neighbors, and Neighbors into Friends”  Continue reading “From Sunnyside Community Connectors: Aging with Style series”