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Feminist Group Flourishes on the Hill

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As its name suggests, the feminist group/women’s circle, Seismic Sisters, wants to make a rumble. Started on Potrero Hill in 2012 by Kim Christensen, the group meets monthly or so to socialize, support one another, and engage in political activism. It consists of Christensen’s friends, as well as friends of her friends. Despite spreading solely…

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Dogpatch Parking Pilot Slow to Get Off the Ground

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It’s been more than a year since the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) proposed a pilot in Dogpatch to test interventions that might make parking in the neighborhood easier. The agency has held regular meetings with residents, but consensus has yet to be reached on what approach to take. “Not a whole lot has…

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Third Rail, A Drinking Car Without Wheels

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Third Rail, located at 20th and Third streets, isn’t the “fancy” bar people may think it is, according to owner and operator Jeff Lyon.  “People sometimes apologize for ordering ‘just a beer’ rather than one of our house cocktails, but we feel that a bar is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of place,” he said. “Sure, we…

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Police Work With Hill Residents to Combat Crime

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Potrero Hill is one of the City’s safer neighborhoods, due in large part to its residents, according to Bayview Police Captain Raj Vaswani, who oversees law enforcement in the community. “Overall, if you look at Dogpatch and Potrero hill, it’s safer than SoMa and the Mission,” Vaswani said. “The neighbors are involved; they really care…

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Plenty of Opportunites to Get in Summer Shape in Southside San Francisco

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Aside from hiking or bicycling the steep slopes traversing Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and South-of-Market, there’s a plethora of more structured ways in the area to get fit.  Residents and visitors to Southside neighborhoods can choose from upwards of 50 gyms, studios, and structured outdoor play to pump iron, dance, stretch, or spin. Fitness SF SoMa,…

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Homeless Concentrating Near Freeways

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“It’s not a lack of compassion, it’s a lack of action,” said San Bruno Avenue resident Gregg Stauffer, about the City’s homeless problem. Stauffer, along with other Hill residents, is concerned about a lack of effective municipal policies oriented toward homelessness. There are roughly 6,600 people without permanent homes in the City, including those who…

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Merger Creates New Doctorate for American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Nothing’s and everything’s changed for the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), located on Arkansas Street, following its merger with the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) last summer.  The merger created new academic and research opportunities for ACTCM and CIIS, according to ACTCM executive director Lixin Huang. Logistically speaking, 250 ACTCM students continue…

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Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay Medical Offices to Open in March

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At nine stories, encompassing 200,000 square feet, and housing 500 physicians and support staff, Kaiser Permanente’s Mission Bay Medical Offices, located at 1600 Owens Street, opens next month.  The facility, which isn’t a hospital – emergency services won’t be available – will principally serve Southside San Francisco residents, who may have had trouble accessing Kaiser’s…

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Twists and Turns Lead Former Hill Resident to the U.S. Navy

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Over the past decade and a half former Alabama Street resident Kieron Sinnette experienced all the elements of a rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Sinnette, an immigrant from Trinidad, arrived in San Francisco in 2001, less than a month after 9/11. He was an 18 year-old high school graduate, gay, homeless and unemployed. After securing assistance from Larkin…

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Hill Resident Raises $400,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief

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In April and May two earthquakes rocked Nepal.  The tremblors devastated the country, destroying approximately 250,000 buildings and 20,000 schools. Nepal Social Educational Environmental Development Services, a San Francisco-based charity led by Potrero Hill resident Keith Goldstein, responded with a spirited effort to support relief efforts, raising $400,000 for earthquake relief.  And its fundraising efforts…

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Potrero Hill Populated by Powerful Women

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The Potrero Hill and Dogpatch communities wouldn’t be what they are today without the help of extraordinary women.  A few of whom – though certainly not all – are featured below.  Janet Carpinelli, president of the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association (DNA) and chair of GreenTrustSF, has lived in Dogpatch since 1981, before the neighborhood was called…

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Gurdjieff Society Mounts Exhibitions on Harmonics

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The “Harmonics of Unity” exhibition by the San Francisco Gurdjieff Society, held this month at two Potrero Hill locations, presents an overview of the interactions of art, science, and religion based on insights from Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. The society is mounting two concurrent shows:  at Farley’s and the Entropy/Consciousness Institute…

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Project Artaud: An Artists’ Village in San Francisco

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Project Artaud – pronounced Ar-toe – on 499 Alabama Street is an artists’ village/cooperative/collective. Technically, the project is a nonprofit, but “nonprofit” doesn’t capture the undertaking’s essence, which is hard to characterize, admitted visual and performing artist Anna Dal Pino. “The difficulty and beauty of Project Artaud is that there is no consensus on the…

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