A WOMAN FOR THE WIN
Courier’s exclusive interview with mayoral candidate London Breed
After the Board of Supervisors voted to replace her as acting mayor with a former venture capitalist investor, London Breed tweeted a placatory message: “I have a vision for an inclusive & fair San Francisco, and will keep working every day on the important issues we face: homelessness, housing, & public safety.
How to Keep Poison Out of the Food Web
A few years ago, Lisa Owens Viani experienced a life-changing moment — two young hawks she’d been observing in a nest near her home were found drowned in a swimming pool. Their deaths were the result of eating prey that had been lovingly fed to them by their parents.
The prey had been poisoned by rodenticides, poisons used to rid homes and businesses of pests but with disastrous impacts on wildlife and sometimes even pets and children.
The High Changes Coming to Flore on Market
It was just over a year ago that Terrance Alan and Aaron Silverman became the new owners of what was is now Flore on Market. The restaurant on the corners of Noe and Market was up for grabs and the pair wanted to be sure that Flore retained its strong and vital role within the community.
Are Coffee Shops the New Homeless Drop-In Centers?
Recently, while visiting several different coffee shops in San Francisco, I noticed many of their restrooms have signs on the doors saying, “Closed Until Further Notice.” Upon questioning the employees, they immediately tried to re-direct me to other establishments in the neighborhood that offer public restrooms.
When I asked if their restrooms would be repaired soon, the clerks explained they cannot keep them open because the homeless take baths in them, flooding the floors as well as shooting up drugs and throwing their dirty needles on the ground.
SFPUC Invests in Vital Services #AlwaysOn
We at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) know that San Franciscans expect high-quality tap water, as well as safe disposal of treated sewage to protect our public health and the health of the Bay and ocean. It’s our job to worry about those things so you won’t have to. But the bottom line is that we need additional support from our ratepayers to make critical upgrades necessary to serve San Francisco—today, tomorrow, and decades down the road.
The services we provide you are funded 100% by your monthly water and sewer bill.
The next Harvey Milk Plaza redesign project community meetings are scheduled for 3/3 and 4/7 at Most Holy Redeemer Church Photo: Tony Taylor
Locals Weigh In On Harvey Milk Plaza Reconstruction Project
To enhance what exists or reconstruct completely? That is the question on the minds of Eureka Valley locals and Castro Station commuters. After a series of internet surveys last fall, in-person conversations commenced in January to determine the fate of Harvey Milk Plaza and the Muni Metro hub.
How to recover from California's flaming forests
In the wake of California's recent wildfires, various assumptions have arisen about how best to prevent future fires and the post-burn impacts. Those notions raise more questions about the devastated area's impact on wildlife, what leaving dead trees behind means for future fires, and what lasting effects will forest fires have on climate change.
A special selection of Randall Museum’s animal ambassadors venture from their cages, pens, and perches to greet museum visitors up-close.
After $9 Million Renovation Randall Museum Reopens
Corona Heights Park’s art and science education center, Randall Museum, is set to reopen its doors to the public on Sunday, February 11th. To celebrate the anticipated occasion, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. A family festival with free art and science activities and live entertainment will follow.
Ardvark Books' New Life
It’s a story that’s heard all too often lately, that another beloved SF store will be closing. It was especially sad news for the Castro when we’d learned that neighborhood favorite, Aardvark Books, was up for sale. But there’s great news; they’re staying! Aardvarks is officially off the market, giving us a reason to celebrate and a place to browse for some of the best literary treasures in the Bay. President of Aardvark Books, David Lugn, gave the Castro Courier a glimpse into the history behind the iconic store, and let us in on what he hopes that visitors to Aardvark Books will continue to find today.
Treasure Island’s Treasures: Protecting eelgrass and their eco-contribution
Our environment is made up of many small, delicate building blocks that interact in wondrous ways to create the natural world we enjoy every day. One such building block is a sea grass with the somewhat unappealing name of eelgrass.
True to its label, eelgrass (Zostera marina) has long, ribbon-like leaves that extend vertically in the water. The blade-shaped leaves grow from 18 inches to over 12 feet in length, but only half an inch wide.
Officer Sutherland patrols Dolores Park
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October 2017 Issue
Does the new tax law help or hurt you?
The President called the new tax law a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for Americans. Now that we’ve had a little time to unwrap the impact of the new tax code, let’s see if you got a shiny diamond—or a lump of coal.
Here are some of the major changes:
REIGN OF ERROR.
It’s been quite a year. The exact reverse of that whole “time flies when you’re having fun” thing. These last twelve months have slogged by like cold molasses riddled with bat guano dripping through a tightly woven bamboo sieve. Seems like decades since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Shouldn’t he be termed out by now?
After a mere 12 months, his problems have stacked up like a bouquet of bombs from the Acme Co. being wafted aloft by helium balloons approaching an archery range for easily distracted pre-teens. Anybody who watched the televised White House bipartisan meeting can tell you the former reality TV star exhibits a mastery of his office on the level of a duck- billed platypus playing a harpsichord.
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