Tweeting around Sunnyside

Part of an occasional series of articles about Sunnyside by SNA members.

Tweeting around Sunnyside

By Estelle Smith

I would not describe myself as much of bird person, bird watcher, or, if you’re cool, a birder. Sure, I enjoy watching and listening to the birds chirp and sing, watching them dive and soar, and even take the occasional dust bath–but a birder, me? Not so much.

Beginning in Spring 2020, the shelter-in-place order has meant that I am, along with many of my fellow Sunnysiders, spending more time outside walking around the neighborhood. I started to notice little critters flickering and crawling on blooming plants and bushes at the Balboa Reservoir and along the city streets.

Then there are the birds. I don’t know if they discovered me or vice versa, but they seem to be everywhere, letting me know that they are loud and proud of being part of our neighborhood. Continue reading “Tweeting around Sunnyside”

June 9: Special SNA Senior Transportation Meeting

SNA is holding a special online meeting focused on current transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Tuesday June 9th, 5-6 PM, via Zoom. Meeting link BELOW.

The meeting includes a short presentation by Cathy DeLuca of Community Living Campaign (CLC) followed by a question-and-answer time. Cathy has been working for safe streets in the city for many years, and is now bringing her knowledge and passion to CLC in service of seniors. Hosted by SNA President Kenneth Hollenbeck. CLC is the organization behind Sunnyside Community Connectors. More about the meeting:

How to Get Around During COVID-19 for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Getting around San Francisco is challenging for seniors and people with disabilities in the best of times, but during the COVID crisis, it’s hard to keep track of what the options are. Join Cathy DeLuca from Community Living Campaign to hear the latest about all your transportation options, including Muni, the Essential Trip Card program, Paratransit, and more!

Meeting information: SNA Senior Transportation Meeting
Time: Jun 9, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Continue reading “June 9: Special SNA Senior Transportation Meeting”

Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission

Last Thursday, The SF Planning Commission approved the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the 17-acre site between Ocean Ave, City College, Riordan High School and Westwood Park currently used for CCSF parking.

The rest of the approval process includes: a hearing at the board of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, then the SF Public Utilities Commission, and finally the Board of Supervisors, likely in late summer. The first housing will be begun in 2022, with the project finish anticipated in 2028.


From the SF Examiner [source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/planning-commission-greenlights-1100-unit-balboa-reservoir-project/ ]

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

IDA MOJADAD May. 28, 2020 6:45 p.m.

The Balboa Reservoir project, expected to bring 1,100 units to a City-owned parking lot near City College of San Francisco, received key approvals Thursday.

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the mixed-use project’s environmental review and agreement with a private developer, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors rezone the 17.6-acre area. Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission”