City College Campus chosen as Covid-19 vaccination site

Mayor London Breed has chosen City College Ocean Campus as one of three mass vaccination sites in the city. Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, people who live and work in San Francisco can sign-up for vaccine notification at More information in press release below.


City will partner with health care providers to stand up a mix of high-volume and community-based sites to quickly get people the COVID-19 vaccine as supply become more readily available

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today outlined the City’s plan to create a network of vaccination sites to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible when doses become more readily available. In partnership with the health care providers in San Francisco, which are receiving the majority of the vaccine doses from the state, the City will facilitate the quick and efficient delivery of vaccines through high-volume vaccine sites as well as community-based sites. 

The providers partnering with the City include Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Health, Dignity Health, Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the Department of Public Health, which provides healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured. The City has also created a vaccination notification website where, starting Tuesday, January 19, people who live and work in San Francisco can sign up to be notified when they become eligible under state guidance to receive the vaccine.  

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Sunnysider Bill Wilson featured in SF Bay Times

Photographer and longtime SNA member Bill Wilson has made a special subject of the President-Elect Joe Biden’s long political career. His photographs and related memories were featured in this month’s Bay Times. Congratulations, Bill!

Read the article here (page two). or the online version here.

In the article, Bill recalls:

“When Joe Biden was elected senator, he hired one of my co-workers to be on his staff. I discovered that Biden’s secretary lived in the same apartment building that I lived in. We became good friends and she encouraged me to take photos of the Senator. He signed one of those photos for me, writing, ‘You have been a great help to us and a fine friend.’ “

Bill Wilson’s website can be found here.

Good Bye and Thank You, Almir

Almir Zalihic, owner of Monterey Deli for the last eight years, is leaving; he has sold his successful and popular local shop to a new owner. The deli has always been a friendly place to pick up a good sandwich, snack, or craft beer.

Almir has a few words for his Sunnyside neighbors:

“I would like to say thank you to all of the neighbors who supported us over the years. I enjoyed my time in the Sunnyside neighborhood, and I’ve made a lot of close friends. 2020 has been a wild year for everyone, and I felt like it was time for a change for me—especially since my wife and I are expecting a baby girl in March. I do plan to stay in the industry, currently I am working with the sales department of a wine and spirits distributor, so maybe one day the deli will be one of my accounts.”

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association wishes to thank Almir for his consistent support of SNA over the years. For each and every SNA quarterly meetings, Almir generously donated a platter of his excellent sandwiches, and big carafes of hot coffee and hot water for tea, as well as lunch-for-two gift certificates for the meeting raffles.

You will be missed, Almir. We wish you luck with the next chapter of your life!

Almir Zalihic, owner of Monterey Deli, 2012-2020. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Throughout the last covid-19 year, Almir has kept his shop open to serve the needs of Sunnyside neighbors and regulars, taking care to stock relevant supplies in the early days like toilet paper and disinfectant, as well as all the usual treats that many of us needed more of in these stressful times.

SNA President Ken Hollenbeck said:

“Monterey Deli wasn’t your standard corner store, as it provided a highly curated selection of beer, wine and snacks, and also had made-to-order fresh sandwiches, coffee and breakfast items.”

Paula Truong and her husband T.R. are the new owners of the deli, and are presently remodeling the store. They live nearby, and also own Red Planet Roastery in Oakland. As yet there is no definite re-opening date.

SNA always welcomes the support of our local businesses. Visit here to become a business member.

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Jan 5: SF Assessor’s Forum on Prop 19

 This forum will be held online next Tuesday, January 5th (12:00 – 1:30 PM).

The San Francisco Office of the Assessor-Recorder invites you to their upcoming Family Wealth Forum, “Understanding How CA Prop 19 May Impact Your Family”. The Assessor’s Office wants to make sure to keep the community informed about changes to the law which may affect their families and financial planning. More info below.

“At the Assessor’s Office, we understand that planning for a secure financial future is a top priority for San Francisco families, especially during these uncertain times.  On Nov 3, 2020, CA voters passed Prop 19, “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act,” which makes changes to property tax benefits available to these groups. While this new law mostly expands property tax benefits for these groups, it includes provisions which significantly limit tax benefits for families who plan to pass property from parents to children.  In response, our Office is organizing a Digital Family Wealth Forum to educate San Francisco families about the loss of tax benefits before they go into effect on February 16, 2021.  We hope you will be able to join us for this event and share it with your family and neighbors who may find the information useful for their financial planning.”