New signal equipment on Frida Kahlo Way

For everyone who has waited at red lights on Frida Kahlo Way when there are no cars crossing the intersection, this is good news: SFMTA’s Signal Shop workers have installed new equipment to replace the broken detectors (did they ever work?) which have meant inefficient and frustrating experiences for drivers over the last few years.

SFMTA’s Mark Dreger, who is heading up the Ocean Avenue Safety Project, met recently with members of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Committee, and got an earful about the miseries of Frida Kahlo Way. He got this feedback to the right people, and the problem was fixed this week. The system will be getting the kinks worked out initally.

Feedback about Frida Kahlo Way? Contact SNA at and we’ll make sure you are heard.

City College Master Plan update

City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus has a new draft Facilities Master Plan (FMP). View the PDF of this document here. Below is a small selection of slides from this 72-page document. View info and meeting dates for the CCSF Facilities Committee here.

Points of interest to Sunnyside residents may include:

  • West Parking structure: just south of Riordan High School, up to 1200 pakring places, up to six stories.
  • East Surface Parking: development of access via Ocean Ave, discouragement of access via Marston Ave.
  • Preservation of the Judson Hillside openspace.
  • Two different orientations considered for “North Drive” which will serve as access to the Balboa Reservoir housing project.

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Mamma Mia! at Diego Rivera Theater

Mamma Mia! at the Diego Rivera Theater at City College of San Francisco on these dates:

  • Fridays, April 12th and 19th at 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays, April 13th and 20th at 8:00 PM
  •  Sundays, April 14th and 21st at 2:00 PM

Buy tickets here:


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Thu May 31: Talk at SPUR on Balboa Reservoir

From SPUR: a lunchtime talk about the Balboa Reservoir Project this Thursday May 31.

SF.Streetsblog account of the talk:

Bringing Homes to Balboa Reservoir

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 31, 2018
Located on a 17-acre parcel close to a BART and Muni Metro station, City College and other amenities, the Balboa Reservoir is an important site for new mixed-income housing in San Francisco. As part of the city’s Public Land for Housing program, a development team was recently selected to create up to 1,100 homes, a 2-acre central park and several mini-parks, childcare and more on the site. Join us to hear about the project’s vision, timeline and the next steps in the process.
+ Kevin Griffith / BRIDGE Housing Corporation
+ Joe Kirchofer / Avalon Bay
+ Emily Lesk / San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
+ Jeremy Shaw / San Francisco Planning Department

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