Serving the Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Mission Bay, & SOMA neighborhoods since 1970

Ruth Goldhammer March 25, 1944 to January 19, 2014

On her way to becoming a spectacular educator Ruth Goldhammer took to heart a mentor’s advice: paint your life in vivid colors, laugh mostly at yourself, and always keep learning.  Ruth adhered to this counsel, following a creative approach to public education, engaging in travel that carried her across the country and the globe, enthusiastically… Keep Reading

Susan Bruce O’Malley, 1976 to 2015

Susan Bruce O’Malley passed away on February 25th.  She was just 38 years old.  The Berkeley resident was nine months pregnant with baby girls, Lucy and Reyna, when she died. The newborns were delivered by emergency cesarean section after O’Malley unexpectedly passed out and failed to regain consciousness. Her daughters expired shortly after their birth,… Keep Reading

M. Joseph Schaller February 2, 1944 to March 15, 2015

Joseph was an iconoclast who loved Potrero Hill, where he lived since 1988.  He was actively involved in the Potrero Hill Garden Club, and showed his photography at the Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition and at Klein’s Deli.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey Cole and his two brothers.  He will be deeply missed. Keep Reading

University of California, San Francisco-Mission Bay Medical Center Opens

Just as the huge lettering on the glass tower at the end of 16th Street had promised for months, the University of California San Francisco-Mission Bay’s newest Medical Center opened to the public on February 1, 2015. The $1.5 billion project includes hospitals which provide specialized services to children – the Benioff Children’s Hospital –… Keep Reading

Metal Workers on Strike at Trayer Engineering

Since January 19, 2015, 22 members of Sheet Metal Workers’ (SMW) Local 104 have been on strike, forming a picket line outside Trayer Engineer-ing Corporation’s shop and offices at 898 Pennsylvania Avenue. In early February, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members joined SMW 104 on the picket line. The IBEW chapters supporting SMW Local… Keep Reading

Car Sharing Programs Need to Share Public Parking Spaces, Say Merchants

As car sharing programs experi-ence an increase in demand, Potrero Hill and Dogpatch merchants are concerned that the public parking spots set aside for the services are negatively impacting their customers and neighborhood traffic. In 2013 the San Francisco Munici-pal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) approved a pilot project that cre-ated reserved parking spots for three roundtrip… Keep Reading

Short Cuts

View Changes Jennifer Durrant, who has been producing the View, and managing advertisements, for more than the past three years, has moved on to new creative challenges.  Durrant’s talented eye and careful execution took the newspaper to a new level of visual excellence.  And her gentle handling of advertisers kept them engaged even in this… Keep Reading

Op-Ed: Mission Bay Loop Deserves Another Look

Despite multiple rounds of discussions with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), citizens’ concerns about the proposed location for the T-Line turn-around – Mission Bay Loop – have been largely dismissed. The loop is still planned for the route originally contemplated in 1999. Construction is scheduled to start in the coming month.  Moving forward… Keep Reading

Publisher’s View: Cuba

President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba, announced late last year, sparked memories of a family trip I took to the island more than a decade ago.  My sister and three nephews, wife and toddler daughter went to deliver pharmaceuticals to a synagogue, though mostly we were curious to experience this Cold War… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Editor, The Potrero Residents Education Fund appreciates the View reporting on improvements at Daniel Webster (DW) Elementary School. As an organization whose primary mission is to support public education on the Hill, this issue is core to why we exist. We do want to point out that the Short Cut about DW in your February… Keep Reading

Transportation Agency to Paint 16th Street Red

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) wants to roll out more red paint for transit-only lanes, this time along 16th Street between Church and Third streets, carving out a transit priority corridor between the Mission District and the mushrooming Mission Bay re-search and technology hub. SFMTA’s 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project, a Muni Forward… Keep Reading

Community Advocates Hope that 1601 Mariposa Development is Downsized

Related-California’s proposed 316-unit housing development at 1601 Mariposa Street has been subject to intense scrutiny by Grow Potrero Responsibly.  Members of the Potrero Hill-based civic advocacy group are concerned about traf-fic, pedestrian safety, hazardous materials, a lack of recreational areas within the development, the potential shadowing of Jackson Playground, and the absence of public infrastructure… Keep Reading

Community Group Proposes Alternative Design for Cor-O-Van Site

Save the Hill continues to press for the Cor-o-Van site to be developed as an adaptive reuse project, with more of the existing buildings retained and repurposed. The community advocacy group is working with architect Kal-man Varga on drawings for the site that reflect feedback from neighbors and public meetings with the devel-oper.   “We’re… Keep Reading

District 10 Supervisor Concerned About Public Safety

Since winning her second term as District 10 Supervisor last November, Malia Cohen has pursued the same policy priority she initially put for-ward four years ago:  public safety. She pointed to car break-ins, armed robberies, home invasions, and gun violence as problems that need to be addressed in the district. “Last year I put in… Keep Reading

Goat Hill Pizza Celebrates 40 Years of Pies

Goat Hill Pizza has been satisfying Potrero Hill residents’ cravings for peperoni, cheese, and a myriad of other pizzas since 1975. But more than pro-viding lunch and dinner, patrons and employees agree that the restaurant serves as an anchor of the community. “It’s a cornerstone of the neigh-borhood; kind of the headquarters of Potrero Hill.… Keep Reading

New Website Makes Scheduling Children’s Activities Easy

Presidio Heights resident Su-zanne Felson wants to change the way parents book activities for their kids. Last month, the entrepreneur-ial mother of three launched Reso, a startup that aims to make booking quality classes and camps for kids as easy as Uber. “I needed this app a long time ago, but the landscape wasn’t ready… Keep Reading

Website is a Digital Ally for Students with Learning Differences

Approx i mately 4.6 m i l l ion Americans, 2.25 million of whom are children, have a learning issue. Yet, one-third of parents of children with learning challenges don’t feel equipped to help their offspring navi-gate what can be a series of daunt-ing academic hurdles.  To address this problem, last year Understood. org launched… Keep Reading

Taxi Driver Impressions, Potrero Hill Style

I drive a cab, and pass through Potrero Hill often.  As a cabbie I’ve seen a lot: where people shop, their outbursts and frustrations, excitements, joys. I had one ride in which a husband and wife talked about their impending divorce, creating a dark mood in the car.  Then they got out.  The next ride… Keep Reading

Community Calendar

March 3 Cartoon Art Museum: Pay What You Wish Day The Cartoon Art Museum is the only U.S. museum dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. It houses roughly 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 655 Mission Street. March 4 Community: Public “Scoping Session”… Keep Reading

Thrillpeddlers Latest a French Jewel

On March 19 Thrillpeddlers opens its 2015 season with Jewels of Paris: A New Original Parisian Revue.  According to the company, “Inspired by the artistic revolution erupting in Paris nearly a century ago, Jewels of Paris is a time-travel-ing tuneful testament that revels in love, life, artistic, social and sexual change.” The production features original… Keep Reading

The Hill is Alive with Beverages

When it comes to getting a drink on or around Potrero Hill there are many water holes to investigate.  In Dogpatch, several bars are sprinkled around Third Street. On the North Slope, within a whiff of the Anchor Brewing Company, there’s a number of options.  There’s even drinking spots in Mission Bay. The View went… Keep Reading

Library News

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS Digital Drop In:  Questions about how to download eBooks to your device, or how to use the library’s databases? Get one on one time with a librarian to help answer your basic technology conundrums. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Everything in Pen – Musical Performance: Acoustic… Keep Reading

Ricardo Perez 1973 – 2015

The Ramp restaurant lost a beloved bartender earlier this year. Ricardo Perez died January 17, 2015. He was 42. Born January 1, 1973 to Emilio Perez and Remedios Estevez in Mexico City, Perez left his homeland when he was 18 years old. He started working at The Ramp – located at 855 Terry Francois Boulevard… Keep Reading

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