Nov 24: Detroit Steps Fundraiser: Rise and Run Step-a-Thon

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INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER BELOW.

Date and Location
Sunday, November 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Meet at Lower Steps, Detroit Street at Hearst Avenue, San Francisco CA.

Background
The Detroit Steps is an ambitious project to beautify the Upper and Lower portions of the Detroit Steps, via landscaping and art. In 2019, District 7 Participatory Budget funding was awarded to the project, to beautify the entrance to the Lower Steps. In addition since June, three major cleanup events have been geared at cleaning the overgrowth in the Upper Steps. Download the FLYER (PDF).

Proceeds from the Rise & Run Step-a-Thon fundraising event will directly pay for the purchase of California native plants to be planted along the Upper Steps. Participation in the event is open to all. Questions? Email: detroitstepsproject@gmail.com


How to register 

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Balboa Reservoir housing project featured in SF Chronicle

Published today in San Francisco Chronicle: ‘SF residents killed housing at Balboa Reservoir repeatedly. Will they embrace it this time?’

The article by JK Dineen dredges up 1980s history, when ballot initiatives led by City College faculty members defeated previous plans for housing on a portion of the Balboa Reservoir. Without one piece of evidence to support the notion, Dineen speculates about whether there will be a ballot initiative against the present housing plans now, three decades on.

The article fails to acknowledge the role that the late Mayor Ed Lee played in the present plans for housing, park space, retail, and child care on the reservoir site. In 2015, Mayor Lee initiated the chain of events that lead to the current plans. Shortly after that President Norman Yee helped form the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee that has been a part of the public input on the Project for over four years now.

Read the SF Chronicle piece here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-residents-killed-housing-at-Balboa-Reservoir-14481281.php

Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development helps fund this nonprofit service, called Home Match https://homematchsf.org:

Building community one home at a time

Home Match San Francisco helps homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Homeowners benefits from extra income or help with chores such as grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Home seekers who live, work, or study in San Francisco benefit from affordable rent and an established community. Both benefit from companionship.

Home Match is based on a national model and connects people based on lifestyle, personal preferences, and interests to insure compatibility. Our staff screen applicants through interviews, background checks, and home visits, and help potential matches design a comprehensive Living Together Agreement. And we continue to work with you, even after the match is made, offering on-going support.

Homeowners need to be able to provide the following: Continue reading “Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service”

PHOTO: The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco

Top reviews for City College cuisine at Chef’s Table on campus

Did you know…in Sunnyside’s backyard you can find yourself fine food rating 4.5 stars on Yelp, at Chef’s Tale at the Pierre Coste Room. Weekdays from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM.

Located in Smith Hall on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco.

Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-chefs-table-at-the-pierre-coste-room-san-francisco

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Read an article about the culinary dept on KQED.org: https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/71715/san-franciscos-culinary-scene-is-ripe-with-talent-from-city-college

Free workshops from SF Assessor at branch libraries

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu:

The Office of Assessor Carmen Chu and the SF Public Library will be presenting workshops around San Francisco in 2019.  The topic is Property Tax Savings for Families and Seniors.  We will cover how your property taxes are calculated and share tax savings that folks may be eligible for as homeowners in California.

2019 Library Workshop Series

Eureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
RSVP here

Merced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, SF CA 94132
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm
RSVP here

Portola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 pm
RSVP here 
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SF Examiner: Update on City College bond measure

From SF Examiner. Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/ccsf-preparing-to-ask-voters-for-bigger-bond-measure-to-pay-for-maintenance-new-construction/ 


CCSF preparing to ask voters for bigger bond measure to pay for maintenance, new construction

Performing arts center project included in measure could be scaled down

LAURA WAXMANN

Jun. 2, 2019 12:30 a.m.

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A proposed facilities bond to pay for much needed renovations at City College of San Francisco could be increased to $845 million and still pass at the ballot box, according to a recent poll conducted to gauge the success of a potential November ballot initiative.

But a new proposal to scale down the design of the long-planned Performing Arts and Education Center (PAEC) in an effort to spread the bond funds across multiple projects could meet with resistance from members of the City College community. Continue reading “SF Examiner: Update on City College bond measure”