Ladies and gentlemen, let us drink to history. Let us toast San Francisco as a drinking town, and let us celebrate the life and times of one of the city’s oldest saloons. That would be the Elixir, an establishment at 16th and Guerrero streets in the heart of the Mission, the oldest neighborhood in San […]
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Friends of the Urban Forest is having a tree planting event in the Castro and Mission Dolores neighborhoods on May 20th. They need volunteers and sponsors for trees. Please contact FUF or see maps on their site for details on tree planting locations that are already planned in the neighborhood for the May 20th planting. […]
With President Donald Trump in office, an LGBT historic site in San Francisco has dropped its request to become a National Historic Landmark, the Bay Area Reporter has learned. The leadership of the Women’s Building in the city’s Mission district had been working with Donna Graves, a public historian based in Berkeley, to fill out […]
Bryan Kappa recently started a free mulch program for gardeners and homeowners in Mission Dolores. It’s called Chip Drop, and it connects people with local tree companies who are willing to drop off whole truck loads of wood chip mulch for free. For more details, see the Chip Drop press page.
MEDIAN PARKING ON DOLORES AND GUERRERO HAS ALWAYS BEEN ILLEGAL, but the SF Metropolitan Transit Authority (SFMTA), which is in charge of parking regulation and enforcement, has looked the other way for decades. While the official word is that this practice has been tolerated to accommodate the neighborhood’s faith-based organizations, in reality, the vast majority of parkers in […]
MANY OF US WILL REMEMBER—not that long ago—that the Guerrero St. median all the way from Cesar Chavez St. to Market St. was a nondescript, lifeless concrete strip. Today, nearly the entire stretch has been planted through an greening initiative kickstarted by Gillian Gilett, who conceived it primarily as a traffic-calming measure. While the city […]
LAST YEAR, THE SF MUNICIPAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (SFMTA), convened a Median Parking Advisory Committee composed of nine local residents and members of local religious organizations with a stake in parking to help craft a formal policy regarding the contentious issue of median parking on Dolores St. and Guerrero St. Although parking on medians is and […]