June 11: Earthquake Safety Fair

From the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI):

PROPERTY OWNERS INVITED TO DBI’S ANNUAL EARTHQUAKE SAFETY FAIR
“GET READY FOR THE BIG ONE!”
JUNE 11, 2019 AT 10AM – 4PM

WHAT: San Francisco residents, property and business owners are invited to the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI) Annual Earthquake Safety Fair on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This free public event will take place from 10am to 4pm at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, just across from City Hall and easy walking distance from the Civic Center MUNI and BART lines.

Last year, DBI hosted over 80 exhibitors — ranging from contractors, design professionals, financial institutions, government agencies and community partners; provided five informative workshops about building, earthquake and accessible business storefronts; hands-on emergency trainings and brought over 600 attendees to learn and benefit from the all-day building safety event. Continue reading “June 11: Earthquake Safety Fair”

New signal equipment on Frida Kahlo Way

For everyone who has waited at red lights on Frida Kahlo Way when there are no cars crossing the intersection, this is good news: SFMTA’s Signal Shop workers have installed new equipment to replace the broken detectors (did they ever work?) which have meant inefficient and frustrating experiences for drivers over the last few years.

SFMTA’s Mark Dreger, who is heading up the Ocean Avenue Safety Project, met recently with members of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Committee, and got an earful about the miseries of Frida Kahlo Way. He got this feedback to the right people, and the problem was fixed this week. The system will be getting the kinks worked out initally.

Feedback about Frida Kahlo Way? Contact SNA at info@SunnysideAssociation.org and we’ll make sure you are heard.

Laguna Honda Mural Ribbon-Cutting event Saturday

The Laguna Honda Mural is a Participatory Budgeting project that over 1600 District 7 residents voted to fund.  It is now complete and you are invited to the official unveiling and tour on Saturday April 20th.  Please join Supervisor Norman Yee, the muralists, and community members to celebrate this beautiful mural–the longest in San Francisco!

  • 12:30 to 1pm– Reception held at the Art Room in Laguna Honda Hospital (1st FL)( New building) 375 Laguna Honda Blvd.
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm– Ceremonial Mural Blessing by Jorge Guillermo Perez Molina and Ribbon Cutting with Supervisor Norman Yee.
  • 1:30pm to 2pm – Mural Tour with the Muralists.

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Two days left to vote! Participatory Budgeting 2019

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Be a Sunnyside booster! Take two minutes to cast your vote for five excellent local projects. Vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote Voting closes on April 14.

Be sure to check off the Sunnyside-based projects:  Continue reading “Two days left to vote! Participatory Budgeting 2019”

Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

District 7 Participatory Budgeting is now open. Cast your vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote

(Not sure you are D7? View map of District 7 here.) Continue reading “Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open”

Trash-talk: ‘Better at the Bin’ program sorts it out

Confused about what goes in which bin? Try this app to find out: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/what-bin/

Recology has a three-minute video that gives you the basic knowledge to get your trash into the right bin and helps you create less to start with. See also https://www.recology.com/better-at-the-bin/

Some points:

  • SF now has to send your recyclables halfway around the world for processing, so its  better to create less in the first place.
  • Paper is valuable for recycling, but not if it’s soaked with soda (or anything else) — empty and/or rinse your recyclables before putting them into the BLUE BIN. A half-can of soda can ruin a whole bin of paper recyclables.
  • Composting is good for the environment. Put your food-stained paper items, along with food scraps, coffee grounds and pizza boxes, in the GREEN BIN.
  • Cut the amount of plastic you produce by refusing single-use plastics — use a metal water bottle, cloth shopping bags, and reusable sandwich containers.

Continue reading “Trash-talk: ‘Better at the Bin’ program sorts it out”