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Sunnyside’s Safeway store parking lot has been a hot-spot for car break-ins, but it recently featured in a police operation that ended in felony convictions for two men. SF District Attorney George Gascón: “What made the case so strong was the fact that we were able to identify many other cases that were connected to the same people.”

Watch the NBC local TV news video here: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-City-Leaders-Work-on-Car-Break-In-Epidemic-488780151.html

Read the full press release about the conviction here.

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Workers from the Dept of Public Works have been weeding all along the Monterey Boulevard median this week, with weed whackers and by hand.

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DPW workers weeding the planted median area, Monterey Blvd. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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The sidewalk hearts seen last year (and noted in this post) at the eastern end of Monterey started reappearing near the Detroit crosswalk recently. A passerby happened upon the artist, who has recently moved to Sunnyside.

His name is Amar Pai and he works as a software engineer. He was working from home today and this was his lunch break.

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“I started out drawing hearts on the sidewalk and at some point I noticed other people drawing more, that helped me to keep it going. Kind of brightens up your commute, when you’re walking to work.”

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SFMTA sends this update on how they are implementing pedestrian safety improvements in Sunnyside, in part as a result of our Participating Budgeting grant from last year, but also due to the increased attention Monterey Blvd is getting since being identified as a High-Injury Corridor last year. Images added by SNA for illustration.

It’s time for an update on the progress of the Sunnyside area traffic and safety improvements were listed in the participatory budget application.

  • The feedback on daylighting of intersections on Monterey Blvd, Hearst Street and Congo Street were mostly supportive of some parking loss to increasing pedestrian safety, so we are moving forward with this plan.
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    Daylighting increases visibility. Left, without; right, with.

    Work orders should be sent out in the next week or two with implementation within the next month.

  • We do not recommend stop signs at Gennessee/Hearst and Congo/Mangels. Additional red zones as part of the daylighting will be installed. Continental crosswalks will be installed at Gennessee/Hearst.  

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Two new cameras were being installed today on streetlight posts at the Monterey/Circular/I-280 intersection—not for speed enforcement, but to improve the sensing system that determines traffic-light timing.

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Monterey Blvd at Circular Ave, near I-280 freeway entrance. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Assn.

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Strong winds today took down a large tree on Monterey Blvd just east of Congo Street. Fortunately no cars or drivers were injured when it fell shortly after 1pm, Wed Mar 22. An ad hoc group of young men assembled–neighbors and passers-by–to move the trunk so that cars could pass. Another neighbor called 311. Like many of the trees on Monterey planted in the 1970s, it was not in good health.

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Volunteers moving the tree so cars can pass. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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Tree fallen on Monterey between Baden and Congo. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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Tree fallen on Monterey between Baden and Congo. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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Stark message about distracted driving, from recent article in SFWeekly.

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What’s more dangerous? [Smartphone vs alcoholic drink] Your phone. You’re 6 times more likely to crash that driving drunk. Driving distracted is deadly driving.

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