Entries by Jeff Pekrul

Garden club has first workday at Dolores Park

In an effort to enhance beauty and promote safety, the Dolores Park Garden Club has been formed to, among other things, build and sustain flower beds throughout the park. Under the direction of volunteer Robert Brust, a small group recently gathered near the park’s Helen Diller playground to prune, pick, and pluck. “This is one […]

Dolores Park Needs More Outreach Workers

The letter below was printed in the Bay Area Reporter on October 5, 2017. *** As a resident of the Mission Dolores district and a proud member of our neighborhood association board, I’ve been gratified to see our community come together over the past months to take a firm stand against violence in Dolores Park, […]

Friends of the Urban Forest is planting trees in the Mission

Friends of the Urban Forest is planting trees in the Mission!   For details on how to get a tree for your street, please see the attached flyer. Please pass this on to your friends and neighbors.mission-flyers-9-18 Jasmine Lim Community Outreach Manager Friends of the Urban Forest 1007 General Kennedy Ave Ste 1 San Francisco […]

In Mission meeting, SF officials seek safety solutions for Dolores Park

By Dominic Fracassa Monday, August 21, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle A cadre of San Francisco officials told a crowd of concerned residents Monday evening that the city is seeking collaborative, permanent solutions to address the public safety issues looming over Dolores Park and the neighborhood surrounding it. The packed community meeting at Dolores Park Church was convened […]

Former Site of ‘Home’ to Host 7-Story Apartment Building

Home is no more. Bulldozers finished the demolition in March to make way for construction of a new apartment building with retail leases. Photo: Steven Bracco on Instagram By Brad Bailey (Castro Courier) New changes are coming to the corner of Church and Market in the Castro. The site was previously the location of “Home” […]

Upper Market St. Development May Offer 96 New Apartments

Upper Market St. Development May Offer 96 New Apartments Changes are afoot at the corner of Duboce Avenue and Market Street. By Brad Bailey (Castro Courier) A proposed mixed-use development at 1965-67 Market Street is one of the many in recent years that could soon be changing the Upper Market landscape. The highly visible site […]