The Potrero View -- August 2014

Kelly Secures Democratic Club Endorsement

Sara Bloomberg

Last month, Connecticut Street resident Tony Kelly won the Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s endorsement for District 10 supervisor, securing 77 percent of club members’ votes after a lively debate that included all five candidates for the seat. The debate was held at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (Nabe), and was moderated by Marisa Lagos, a politics reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary May Open in Dogpatch

Keith Burbank

Robert Watson shared his plans to open a medical cannabis dispensary, the neighborhood’s first, at last month’s meeting of the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association (DNA). He hopes to be in business by shortly after the end of the year, and expects to see perhaps 25 patients a day. Watson intends to name the business Dogpatch Collective. ...

Starr King Open Space Remains Hobbled by Embezzlement

Keith Burbank

Roughly five years ago, a Starr King Open Space (SKOS) board member stole at least $100,000 from the nonprofit.  Susanne Shields sat on the board of the organization, which manages a three-acre natural area adjacent to Starr King Elementary School. Shields served as board secretary from 2001 until 2009. Court documents indicate that during that period Shields diverted money from the nonprofit’s account to pay her mortgage. ...

Sara Bloomberg

Sara Bloomberg

Tony Kelly won last month’s debate at the Nabe, winning 77 percent of club members votes.

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