Jack-O-Lantern Stroll at Sunnyside Conservatory on Sunday Oct 27

SNA is sponsoring the Second Annual Jack-o-Lantern Stroll on Sunday Oct 27th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Your jack-o-lantern helps makes the event special. Drop off your carved pumpkin creation by 5:30 PM, and we will arrange them with (safe) lighting. Return at 6:00 PM to enjoy a family-friendly party with hot chocolate and cookies! Sunnyside Conservatory, 236 Monterey Blvd.

You can also com earlier to the Pumpkin-Carving Event at the conservatory from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Kid-friendly carving tools provided.

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Emergency Preparedness classes start this week

Emergency Preparedness Academy

If disaster strikes: Are you prepared? Get Prepared with these three classes offered FREE to older adults in Sunnyside! Disaster can strike at anytime. Being prepare gives you and your love ones a safety net in case of a major disaster.

Community Youth Centers SF CYC in conjunction with the Department of Building Inspection’s Seismic Safety Out-reach Program (SSOP) want to make sure you are prepared.

THESE THREE FREE COURSES will help you: Prepare/Response, Mitigation and Fire Safety, and Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR. Attend two of the three classes and receive a FREE Starter Disaster KIT.


  • DAYS: Wednesdays, Oct. 9, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23
  • TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 AM
  • PLACE: St. Finn Barr Catholic School, 419 Hearst Street (Ask for Olivia)

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Balboa Reservoir housing project featured in SF Chronicle

Published today in San Francisco Chronicle: ‘SF residents killed housing at Balboa Reservoir repeatedly. Will they embrace it this time?’

The article by JK Dineen dredges up 1980s history, when ballot initiatives led by City College faculty members defeated previous plans for housing on a portion of the Balboa Reservoir. Without one piece of evidence to support the notion, Dineen speculates about whether there will be a ballot initiative against the present housing plans now, three decades on.

The article fails to acknowledge the role that the late Mayor Ed Lee played in the present plans for housing, park space, retail, and child care on the reservoir site. In 2015, Mayor Lee initiated the chain of events that lead to the current plans. Shortly after that President Norman Yee helped form the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee that has been a part of the public input on the Project for over four years now.

Read the SF Chronicle piece here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-residents-killed-housing-at-Balboa-Reservoir-14481281.php

Balboa Reservoir Community Meeting on Monday Sept 30

The Balboa reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets on Monday Sept 30th, 6-8 PM, at City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco. Public comment is welcome at these meetings.

The meeting focus is on Transportation. The annual report of the committee will be discussed. View the agenda here: https://sfplanning.org/sites/default/files/agendas/2019-09/balboareservoir_CAC_Agenda_09-30-19.pdf

Read more about the project at the SF Planning Dept: https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir

Read more about the project on the SNA website: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/balboa-reservoir-project/ 

View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf
View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf

SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’

Areas impacted by Grand Jury report include parts of District 7. From SF Examiner. Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/report-large-parts-of-sf-not-adequately-protected-from-fires-after-major-earthquake


Report: Large parts of SF ‘not adequately protected’ from fires after major earthquake

Civil grand jury urges expansion of emergency firefighting water system


Sep. 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.

San Francisco’s high-pressure fire-fighting water system protects some of the densest neighborhoods but large parts of The City are not covered by it, leaving residents “inadequately protected” from blazes after a major earthquake.

A recent civil grand jury report, “Act Now Before It Is Too Late: Aggressively Expand and Enhance Our High-Pressure Emergency Firefighting Water System,” raised the alarm about the lack of coverage for neighborhoods like the Sunset, Richmond and Bayview.

Stephen Garber, who served on the civil grand jury, said that “to have large areas of The City not adequately protected is simply wrong.”

“This is not a new issue. The City has known about it for years. We are not criticizing anybody in the past, but the question is how quickly can we act and what can we do now,” Garber said during Thursday’s Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee hearing on the report.

The Auxiliary Water Supply System, also known as the Emergency Firefighting Water System, dates back to 1913 and was installed in response to the fire following the Great Earthquake of 1906. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission operates the independent system, which delivers water at high pressures, comprising 135 miles of pipeline and 150 cisterns. Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’”

Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development helps fund this nonprofit service, called Home Match https://homematchsf.org:

Building community one home at a time

Home Match San Francisco helps homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Homeowners benefits from extra income or help with chores such as grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Home seekers who live, work, or study in San Francisco benefit from affordable rent and an established community. Both benefit from companionship.

Home Match is based on a national model and connects people based on lifestyle, personal preferences, and interests to insure compatibility. Our staff screen applicants through interviews, background checks, and home visits, and help potential matches design a comprehensive Living Together Agreement. And we continue to work with you, even after the match is made, offering on-going support.

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PHOTO: The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco

Top reviews for City College cuisine at Chef’s Table on campus

Did you know…in Sunnyside’s backyard you can find yourself fine food rating 4.5 stars on Yelp, at Chef’s Tale at the Pierre Coste Room. Weekdays from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM.

Located in Smith Hall on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco.

Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-chefs-table-at-the-pierre-coste-room-san-francisco


Read an article about the culinary dept on KQED.org: https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/71715/san-franciscos-culinary-scene-is-ripe-with-talent-from-city-college