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Editor, Thank you, The Potrero View, for publishing a mix of viewpoints on the Pier 70 redevelopment project. Potrero Hill residents deserve to know the degree to which their views will be obstructed, as well as the demands Pier 70 will place on already overtaxed infrastructure. The articles create an opportunity to have a more…

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Community Calendar: February 2017

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Now through February 14 Library: Forgiveness Program For the first time since 2009, the San Francisco Public Library is offering their “Fine Forgiveness Program, under which SFPL will waive late fees on all returned books, compact discs, DVDs and other materials, regardless of how overdue they are. For more information: http://tiny.cc/3eatiy Now through February 15…

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Corovan Lawsuit Save The Hill and Grow Potrero Responsibly have filed a lawsuit challenging the environmental review conducted on the development of 395, primarily market rate, residential units on approximately 3.5 acres at 901 16th and 1200 17th streets. According to the community groups, the City improperly relied on an “outdated” 2008 environmental study from…

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Editor, I’m writing as an old Potrero Hill resident to advise View readers of a serendipitous event.  A month ago, my car was burglarized, right in my own driveway.  Anything of value was stolen, including the prescription sunglasses I need for driving.  A week or so later, I received a phone call from a local…

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Community Calendar: October 2016

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10/5  Book Launch: Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew Lucinda Scala Quinn is an evangelist for daily family meals. Her book offers survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more. Free. 6:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Omnivore Books on…

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Crushed High-technology motorcycle helmet maker Skully’s, a startup located on Third Street, has crashed.  The business ceased operations in July, quickly followed by a lawsuit alleging that the company’s cofounders, brothers Marcus and Mitchell Weller, spent thousands of the company’s dollars on a strip club, sports car, groceries, paintings, and rent for their Marina apartment…Restaurateur…

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9/10/16 – Pressed/stamped metal workshop Presented by Museum of Craft and Design. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, explore the folk craft of pressed/stamped tin. Use traditional motifs, as well as modern, to make a 3-dimensional art piece for your wall! 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street. Space is limited.…

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9/2/16 – Architecture & the City Festival Kickoff Party Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design to celebrate the opening of the Architecture and the City festival and the individuals and organizations that make this month of learning and exploration possible.  Drink, nibble, and network for  an inspiring night with festival partners, sponsors…

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Library News

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From Jenny Scholten, Librarian Programs for Adults Rosetta Stone Accomplish your language learning goals with your library card using our new free eresource, Rosetta Stone. Wednesday, September 14, 6 to 7 p.m. Movie Screening: Sharayet Join us for a screening of Sharayet. Directed by Iranian-American filmmaker, Maryam Keshavarz, this provocative coming-of-age story  centers on a wealthy…

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Shot San Franciscan Rayshawn Larue, 48, was gunned down last month on Potrero Hill’s South Slope. Larue was shot and killed while standing between two cars parked along Dakota Street, a half-block from 23rd Street in the Potrero Terrace public housing complex. Neighbors rushed to help the victim; others called 911. Paramedics and police got…

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Still No Consistent Government Response to Homeless Camps

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The City and County estimates that there are roughly 100 encampments – two or more people living without a structured home, typically in tents – and 700 campers at any one time in San Francisco.  However, based on a survey of state and local government officials, including with the California Department of Transportation, Caltrain, and…

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Church Windows At a Planning Commission hearing held on June 2, the St. Gregory’s of Nyssa Episcopal Church, located on the 500 block of De Haro Street, won the holy war it has been waging against The Murphy Trust since January. The church had raised concerns about how a planned condominium project would affect the…

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Editor, I have a small business at 18th and Carolina streets.   Many of my business neighbors are being evacuated for the 1601 Mariposa project; yet another residential monster which we don’t have the infrastructure to support.   On a San Francisco Giant’s “game day” those of us living and working on Potrero Hill are…

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July 7 through August 17 Exhibition: The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code Curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green, The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. Over 60 Bay Area artists refocus the…

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Mac How much macaroni and cheese can Potrero Hill eat?  We’re about to find out.  After just five months, Dat Spot, on 18th Street, closed and, last month, reopened as Mac Daddy.  The cheesy move followed Jocelyn Bulow’s shuttering of Chez Papa Bistrot, shifting Chez Maman into its former space.  Mac Daddy’s chef, Brandon Peacock,…

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Editor, Brilliant April Fools’ issue!  Thanks for keeping it creative. Kate Hilsenbeck Denver, Colorado Editor, I was really happy to see Claire Botsy’s piece, “Anti-Abortion “Clinics” Continue to Operate in San Francisco,” in last month’s issue. I’ve observed with dismay an anti-choice billboard on Valencia Street, sponsored by “Pro Life Across America”, which uses the…

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View Election Recommendations

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Proposition A, Public Health and Safety Bond:  No. Proposition B, Recreation and Open Space Fund:  No.  Proposition C, Charter Amendment, Affordable Housing Requirements:  Yes! Proposition D, Office of Citizen Complaints Investigations:  Yes. Proposition E, Paid Sick Leave:  Yes. Measure AA, San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Program:  Yes. Proposition 50, Suspension…

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June 1 through July 16 Exhibit: Jenny Bloomfield Twinning: Recent Diptychs is an exhibit of new works in oil on canvas in diptych format by Jenny Bloomfield. Born in London, Bloomfield lives and works in Canyon and West Oakland. For these paintings, she explores pairing panels and canvases, with a saturation of color that consists…

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June 6 Family: Yoga and Playtime This song- and play-filled class will help teach your crawler or toddler, up to two years-old, yoga basics. 10 a.m. Recess, 470 Carolina Street. Reserve your space:  recess-sf.com/events. June 8th and June 25th Community:  Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District Meeting  These board of directors meetings will…

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Programs for Adults Resume Workshop: Get the job you want! Write a great resume or improve the one you have with one-on-one help from hiring manager and corporate executive, Pablo Salazar. Saturday, June 4, 2 to 3 p.m.  Movie Night, The Danish Girl:   Join us for a screening of The Danish Girl. Rated R,…

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