Harpsichordist Arthur Omura at Sunnyside Conservatory on July 12

Harpsichordist Arthur Omura. Photo: Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory.
Harpsichordist Arthur Omura. Photo: Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory.

On Friday July 12, Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory presents Arthur Omura on his harpsichord. Sunnyside Conservatory, 236 Monterey Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and music will begin at 7:00 PM.  There will be a short pause in the presentation, and refreshments afterward.

He has been working on an all Bach program with Italian Concerto, French Overture, and the  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. This is an opportunity to hear harpsichord music played by a wonderful artist. Do come and hear him play! Watch him fold up his instrument after the performance. Continue reading “Harpsichordist Arthur Omura at Sunnyside Conservatory on July 12”

June 10: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — EIR and City College plans

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday June 10, 6-8pm, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 50 Frida Kahlo Way. The agenda will include discussion of the draft Environmental Impact Review for the project, and an update from City College about plans for adjacent development. Everyone is welcome and there is always a public comment period.

View full agenda here. More about the housing project and the BRCAC here or click tab at top of this page.

Below are a selection of slides from the March 11 BRCAC meeting, showing the current developer plans. View the entire presentation here.   Continue reading “June 10: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — EIR and City College plans”

Planning Commission hearing on new structure at 149 Mangels Avenue

The empty lot adjacent to the Joost-Baden Mini-Park at 149 Mangels Ave. was bought recently and plans submitted by a developer to the Planning Dept to build a structure on the property. Below, photos of park and site.

[Update May 24: The neighbor resolved their contentions regarding the plans of the owner of 149 Mangels, and the Discretionary Review was withdrawn, a good outcome.]

A discretionary review filed by the neighbor on the east side of the structure (PDF) is on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting on May 23rd (City Hall Room 400, 1 PM). The discretionary review document provides a thorough-going history of this steeply sloped and troubled property. Plans by the owner can viewed here (PDF).

West elevation and front elevations for planned house at 149 Mangels Ave.
West elevation and front elevations for planned house at 149 Mangels Ave.

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The officers of SNA have concerns about the impact on the park and the aesthetics of the face of the building fronting the park. Continue reading “Planning Commission hearing on new structure at 149 Mangels Avenue”

Supervisor Yee visits Always Active senior program

The new Sunnyside senior exercise program began on May 1st, and is now going strong. Funds were secured by District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee and his office, and yesterday he visited a class. The program took a while to find a home, but now that it has, it is sure to flourish for a long time to come! Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street. All seniors welcome.

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Supervisor Norman Yee with the Always Active senior exercise program, May 15, 2019. Image: Genny Pinzon.

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Traffic calming for your block

SFMTA’s traffic-calming program enables residents on a block to request measures to reduce mid-block speeding and increase street safety. The upcoming deadline for applications is June 28th.

Complete information and applications (three languages) available here:

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/walk/residential-traffic-calming-program

Different types of traffic calming are appropriate on different types of streets – most often it involves physical safety improvements such as speed humps, speed cushions, speed tables, raised crosswalks, median islands, traffic circles, changes to lane widths, and lane shifting. These measures have been proven to reduce speeding and increase safety.