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With sponsorship from SF Parks Alliance, there will be a clean-up day for the ‘ribbon garden’* that runs along Circular Avenue next to the I-280 freeway.

When: Saturday August 19th, from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Where: Meet at the Congo Street triangle, Circular Ave and Congo St. at 9:00 am.

What: Drop in anytime to help weed, pick-up trash and beautify Circular!

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The 2011 opening ceremony for the Circular Ribbon Garden, with Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Scott Wiener in attendance, along with local residents who helped make it happen, including Pat Moore, Ming Louie, Bob Abra, and many others.

  • So called because the garden is very long and narrow, running along Circular Ave from Monterey Blvd to Havelock Street.

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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday August 7th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday August 7th, 2017, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s on the agenda:

  • James Shahamiri from SFMTA will speak about the implications of Monterey’s designation as a high injury corridor and answer your questions
  • Latest news about the Balboa Reservoir Project.
  • Captain McFadden from Ingleside Police Station on safety/crime and to answer your questions.
  • Erica Maybaum from Supervisor Norman Yee’s office with update on local issues and to answer your questions.
  • “Greenstorming” session with our members: how can we plan and work to improve Sunnyside’s outdoor spaces? Bring your ideas.
  • Also in the works are updates on Safeway renovation and Sunnyside Park.

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Coming soon to Sunnyside Park — the long-awaited pergola, an elegant arcing structure of redwood over the picnic tables near the playground area. The new name for the spot is ‘Group Picnic Landing.’ The materials for this structure are due to be delivered, then SF Recreation and Parks Dept will need to construct it, which may cause some disruption for park users for a while.

It will be a lovely addition to the many improvements that have graced our park over the last ten years.

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An artist’s rendering of the pergola to be constructed in the picnic-table area of Sunnyside Park.

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A recent issue of “In The Works,” a magazine from the Dept of Public Works, contained some information about tree care from the City now that Prop E is in effect.

The magazine (which utilizes Flash) is available here. For your convenience, here is the page about tree care from that publication. The links in the image follow.

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From the Dept of Public Works Clean Team: District 7 event on July 29th:

Community Clean Team is SF Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and garden projects, graffiti removal, and more! This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a hands-on project that’ll beautify your community. Get your volunteer team together and prepare to tackle projects all around San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods in District 7! [Details below.]

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Proposition E passed past November, and took affect last week. The city is now responsible for the care of street trees and the damage they do to sidewalks. What does it mean for residents? Read up at these links.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Dept of Public Works about tree care and tree removal: http://sfpublicworks.org/services/proposition-e-street-tree-and-sidewalk-maintenance-frequently-asked-questions      (more…)

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Here is a recent article published in Beyond Chron about the Balboa Reservoir Project proposals, advocating maximizing the total number of housing units.

“Will SF Go Big” : http://www.beyondchron.org/will-sf-go-big/

And a reply Letter to the Editor: http://www.beyondchron.org/to-the-editor-246/

The actual proposals themselves are available online to public viewing here: http://sfwater.org/balboa/proposals      (more…)

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