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Next Steps for the Urban Design Guidelines



Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 12, 2017 for a conversation on the updated Draft of the Proposed Urban Design Guidelines.

We’ve held almost 20 conversations with the community thus far about the Proposed Urban Design Guidelines, and the feedback and comments we received have been compiled and included in the next Draft.

If you would like to comment on the current Draft (released on March 16, 2017), they must be delivered by May 30, 2017.     (more…)

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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday April 24th. 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 April 24th, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s On the Agenda: This is an exciting time for Sunnyside. Our pedestrian safety proposal won the funds to improve our streets during recent Participatory Budgeting — hear details about how this project will go.

There is a very important housing and park development, Balboa Reservoir Project, that will go up just on our south border — hear how you can have an effect on which proposed idea is chosen — and it’s happening soon. A representative from the Planning Dept will be here to present information on the Project.

There will be speakers on the urban beekeeping issue, and the Natural Areas Program, pesticides, tree removal and run-off. A representative from Supervisor Yee’s office will be present.  And there will be time to hear from members about their ideas and concerns.


We welcome all residents of Sunnyside to attend, and membership is open to all residents. We rely on members’ dues to pay our expenses. If you are not a member, you can join that evening. If you need to pay your dues, you can also do that. Or join or renew online (see below or click ‘Membership’ tab at the top).        (more…)

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Source: SF Examiner

Historic Diego Rivera mural ready to move at CCSF

Will Maynez, a retired physics lab manager caretaker of the “Pan-American Unity” mural, discusses the painting inside the Diego Rivera Theater at City College of San Francisco’s Ocean View campus on April 4, 2017. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will Maynez, a retired physics lab manager caretaker of the “Pan-American Unity” mural, discusses the painting inside the Diego Rivera Theater at City College of San Francisco’s Ocean View campus on April 4, 2017. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

By Michael Barba on April 16, 2017 1:00 am

In 1940, Diego Rivera stood on a ladder with a pistol in each pocket and painted a mural for City College of San Francisco. He was in front of an audience in an aircraft hanger on Treasure Island, fearing for his life after the recent assassination of his friend, Marxist Leon Trotsky.

On large slabs of wet plaster, Rivera painted indigenous Mexican craftsmen and gold-miners in the U.S. He painted an Aztec deity and an auto plant stamping machine. He painted life and death.     (more…)

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“Anything Goes” goes live on Apr. 14, 15 and 21 at 8 p.m., and Apr. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. in the Diego Riviera Theatre. General admission is $15, students and seniors pay $10.

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From SF Examiner. Source:

CCSF faculty survey shows support for educator housing


Ekevara Kitpowsong/ 2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

By Michael Barba on April 11, 2017 1:00 am

Pricey housing costs are not only pushing teachers out of public schools in San Francisco but also giving faculty a reason to leave City College of San Francisco, a new survey has found.

The survey, released before the Board of Trustees discuss plans to build employee housing Thursday, sheds light on the lesser-known housing woes of City College faculty and staff as city officials continue to spend resources on housing support for public school educators.     (more…)

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From Ingleside Police Station:   The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held in the Ingleside Police Station Community room on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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The votes are in from the recent round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting — and the Sunnyside pedestrian safety proposal got a fantastic number of notes — 892 — and came second in its category. As far as we know at this point, that secures the $120,000 needed to make those improvements happen. A big thank-you to all those who took the time to vote.

This is the package of improvements that SNA helped draft, working with Sunnyside Elementary School PTA, Friends of Monterey Boulevard, and other local residents. Congratulations are due all around! Details on what we asked for below.



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