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Election Results Promise Changes for Area
Aside from the high-profile Brown and Boxer races, the Nov. 2 election featured a number of important local and statewide shake-ups.
For the Castro this means the election of Deputy City Attorney Scott Wiener, who handily won over 42 percent of the vote. Rafael Mandelman was second with 35 percent of the vote, followed by Rebecca Prozan with 16 percent. Wiener supported by MUNI reform and the “Sit/Lie Ordinance.
Owner Ready to Break Ground on Long-Awaited 2299 Market St. Project
Construction on a five-story, residential and commercial structure at 2299 Market St. is scheduled to begin after decades of vacancy.Owner Angus McCarthy hopes to start construction in the final months of 2010 or early 2011, all “depending on finances.” The design includes 18 condos to be built over commercial space, along with 18 parking spots for both residents and visitors.
Dolores Park Playground Changes Delayed
Although initially scheduled for October, the Mission Dolores Park playground will likely see big changes next year. The City has partnered with the neighborhood group Friends of the Dolores Park Playground (FDPP) to secure funding for a “world class” playground in one of the City’s most popular parks.
Real Estate : The Federal Reserve, Lending and Interest
Over the past few years there have been countless articles about what the Federal Reserve is doing to try to help our economy get back on track. We can expect these articles to continue until the housing market, job market and the overall economy improve.
Castro Crime Beat
Konichiwa, Takara Sushi!
Occupying the site of one of 18th Street’s most beloved restaurants for many years, the neighborhood has a new contender for a dependable favorite, a sushi bar and restaurant barely a month old.