As reported yesterday on Friends of Monterey Blvd Fb page, part of the infrastructure required for the pedestrian flashing beacon has been put in place on Monterey Boulevard at Detroit Street crosswalk — three poles for the lights and signal buttons (one on the north side not visible here).


Detroit crosswalk on Monterey Blvd

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Friends of the Urban Forest is planting again in Sunnyside. Get a tree in your front yard or at the curb. Applications are due Wed Apr 5, 2017. The tree-planting day is scheduled for Sat May 13, 2017. Complete information and applications here:

Want to see who’s got a tree and who’s got an empty spot that could have a tree? Check out this cool new map:


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Dept of Public Works workers weeding and trimming today on the median on Monterey Blvd — carefully avoiding the California poppies. Below, Jon of DPW says workdays don’t get better than this mild, sunny Wednesday.




Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7:  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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From Ingleside Police Station:   The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy Community room located at 350 Amber Drive on Tuesday, March 21, 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 application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Information below and at:


Superior Court of California COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 400 McAllister Street, Room 205 San Francisco, CA 94102-4512 Phone: 415-551-5737 FAX: 415-551-5701 Contact: Megan Filly (415) 551-5743 Follow Us on Twitter: T. MICHAEL YUEN COURT EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2017


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2017-18 term, Judge Susan M. Breall announced today.

“San Franciscans who are eager to make a difference and want to be an agent of change in this great City should apply to become a member of the Civil Grand Jury,” said Judge Breall, Chair of the Court’s Civil Grand Jury Committee. “The Civil Grand Jury offers a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to our community by examining City government to address inefficiencies in operations and hold officials accountable. This is an exceptional way to become involved in City affairs.”

The application deadline is May 31, 2017. In order to serve, volunteers must be U.S. citizens; at least 18 years of age; have lived in San Francisco for at least the past 12 months; have no felony convictions; and be able to effectively communicate in English. Applications and more detailed information about the Civil Grand Jury are available at       Continue Reading »

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Groundwater Supply Project

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Groundwater has long been an essential part of our state’s water supply. Most Californians depend on it, and have been doing so safely for generations. Read more about how SFPUC is using groundwater in SF’s supply:

Are You Prepared?

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Ensure you have essential supplies and have a plan with your loved ones so you know what to do in an emergency. Test your emergency preparedness IQ in our quiz and share your results to win a I ♥ SF water bottle!        Continue Reading »