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Source: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/phelan-avenue-renamed-frida-kahlo-way-public-vote

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Phelan Avenue viewed from Flood Ave in Sunnyside. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

SF Examiner: Phelan Avenue to be renamed Frida Kahlo Way after public vote

By Laura Waxmann on April 4, 2018 11:00 am

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A man crosses Phelan Avenue near the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. CCSF and The City are planning to rename Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a public vote that included City College of San Francisco and the surrounding neighborhood, Phelan Avenue’s contentious name will be replaced with that of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

The name change is an effort to strip away the legacy of former San Francisco Mayor James Duval Phelan from street signs in the area. Apart from his generous contribution to the arts, Phelan is remembered for anti-immigrant policies and racist election slogans in the early 1900s.  (more…)

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The Sunnyside Conservatory getting its windows washed today. Carla and Juan from Recreation and Parks Dept are on the job.

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Read a remembrance of activist and Sunnyside resident Charlie Liteky, who passed away in January, on the blog of Glen Park Association:

https://glenparkassociation.org/2017/08/06/noted-peace-activist-and-sunnyside-resident-charles-litanys-life-remembered/

Related on SNA website:

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Charlie Liteky, right, announcing the end of a hunger strike in protest of United States policies in Central America in 1986. Photo:New York Times

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