Entries by Jeff Pekrul

SF LGBT historic site downgrades federal landmark request

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 […]

Median parking on Guerrero & Dolores: SFMTA Board of Directors decides on 12-month pilot that leaves things largely unchanged

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 […]

Guerrero Median Greening Day, 17th to 18th, a great success

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 […]