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Denise Meblin Kessler January 22, 1917 to April 5, 2015 – 98 years!

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By Marc Passen Denise was a lifelong friend of my mother’s, Ruth Passen, who served as The Potrero View’s editor for more than 30 years. They became instant friends when they met in San Francisco in the early-1950s, soon after Denise and her young daughter, Joanne – who later would sometimes “babysit” me! – moved…

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Noonan Building Artists Fishing for a Place at the Pier

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The Noonan Building, located on Pier 70, has served as an affordable work space, with inspiring surroundings, for San Francisco artists for more than 35 years.  For most of that time the building was off-the-beaten-track, surrounded by such industrial activities as automobile wrecking and ship yards.  In 2012 the future of the idyllic arts haven…

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High School Application Process Stressful

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Ask any parent of a teenager who was notified of what public or private high school in San Francisco offered them a spot last month about the application process.  You’ll hear “stressful,” “overwhelming,” and “time consuming” in response.  As with elementary and middle school, families can apply to any of the San Francisco Unified School…

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Lawsuit Halts Work on Mission Bay Loop

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Last month a California Appeals Court halted work on the Mission Bay Loop project, a Third Street T-line turnaround that’s planned for 18th, 19th and Illinois streets.  The Loop would enable San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) trains traveling south to return downtown once they reach Dogpatch.  As part of the Central Subway project, the…

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California College of the Arts Expanding its Canvas

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California College of the Arts (CCA) students will soon get a respite from San Francisco’s high-priced housing market. The Panoramic, located at 1321 Mission Street, is set to open in August, and will house around 200 artists-in-training. Half of the 160-unit complex will be set aside for CCA students, with the other half dedicated to…

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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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Creativity Explored in Potrero Hill

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In a neighborhood known for its concentration of artists Creativity Explored fits right in. The fine art studio, located on Arkansas and 16th streets, works with artists who have developmental disabilities. Founded in 1983, the nonprofit was initially launched in the Mission, after artist Florence Katz and psychologist Dr. Elias Katz noticed a lack of…

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Art Part of Healing, Design at UCSF Medical Center

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With the opening of the $1.5 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay earlier this year came hundreds of art installations throughout and outside the facility’s three buildings. Complementing the pieces installed in lobbies, terraces, atriums, elevator bays and outdoor plazas, the center offers art therapy programs for patients occupying the nearly 300 hospital beds.…

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Ruth Goldhammer March 25, 1944 to January 19, 2014

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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…

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Susan Bruce O’Malley, 1976 to 2015

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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,…

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

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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 –…

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Metal Workers on Strike at Trayer Engineering

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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…

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

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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…

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Transportation Agency to Paint 16th Street Red

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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…

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