Sutter-CPMC has been negotiating with the Mayor's Office, Supervisors Chiu, Campos, and Ferrell, and a mediator, and it seems now that a smaller Cathedral Hill Hospital and a larger St. Luke's are being planned. Sutter has rejected permitting nurses to have transfer rights to the new facilities. We expect the revised proposal to come to the Board of Supervisors sometime in January or February and need to stay vigilant.
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French American International School has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District and is taking steps to build a stand-alone Early Childhood Center for its youngest students at the former SFUSD site at 1155 Page Street. SFUSD has not used the site since 2007 and had considered it for other uses. Based on community input, the District sought proposals for educational development of the site and French American was selected from amongst several bidders.
The new facility, approximately one mile from the School’s main campus at 150 Oak St., will be purpose-built and house the School’s Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten classes. The current plan is to build a nine-classroom facility that would add to the vibrancy of the existing community, maintain a low profile in this mainly residential neighborhood, reinforce the School’s commitment to diversity, and substantially improve the safety and aesthetics of the currently abandoned plot. The target is to open this new facility in time for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Here's HANC's Ballot Argument in support of Proposition B (Coit Tower Policy):
Coit Tower and its murals have been loved by San Franciscans and visitors for almost 80 years. We support maintaining and preserving Coit Tower and limiting commercial activities and private events.
The Recreation and Parks Commission and Department have been at war with the public. The Commission ignores public comment and rubber-stamps the Department’s whims. Commission decisions cannot be appealed to the Board of Supervisors. Consider:
---Artificial Turf Soccer Fields
---Laying off Recreation Directors
---Leasing Recreation Centers instead of providing service
---Stow Lake Boathouse Lease
---Development with no plans for staffing or maintenance
RPD still plans to evict Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council’s (HANC’s) recycling center, community garden and native plant nursery and plans to replace them with a community garden, even though HANC has already saved the City $250,000 by developing the community garden at the site. HANC, through its center, has been a fiscal sponsor for the Garden for the Environment, the 2008 Victory Garden at Civic Center Plaza, and the Hayes Valley Farm. HANC’s native plant nursery has provided plants to parks and open spaces maintained by RPD. Evicting HANC's center would also mean loss of ten green jobs, and loss of a place to get back the fees you pay for cans and bottles. Your vote will not save HANC's Center, but it will show RPD and RPC that you are unhappy with the way they conduct the public’s business.
1. Vote Yes on Proposition B to protect Coit Tower!
2. Ask Mayor Lee and the Board of Supervisors to keep HANC’s Recycling Center
Garden for the Environment will offer the following classes in November and December of 2012. All classes will be offered at Garden for the Environment, San Francisco’s organic demonstration garden at 7th and Lawton Street. Since its founding in 1990, the garden has operated as a demonstration site for small-scale urban ecological food production, organic gardening, compost education and low water-use landscaping. For more information, call (415) 731-5627, or go to www.gardenfortheenvironment.org.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD
Organic Vegetable Gardening in November
Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco Instructor: Carey Craddock, Organic Gardening Instructor
Cost: $25 or $15 for GFE Members
Year-round gardening is one of our favorite things about the Bay Area and now, as we find ourselves squarely in Fall, it's time to think about your winter vegetable garden. Join us for this class which we offer on the 2nd Saturday of every month for seasonal-specific instruction for year-round vegetable gardening.
This month we'll cover:- Vegetables to plant and what to harvest in Fall and Winter
- Fall & Winter Plant Care
- Soil Fertility and Cover Cropping
- Weeds, weeds, weeds! What to do about them.
UCSF is initiating a process to identify real estate opportunities for its Laurel Heights Campus, part of a strategy to reduce the University’s operating costs by consolidating campus work sites. UCSF seeks a developer to help create a compelling vision for the Laurel Heights site that will benefit the neighborhood, the City and County of San Francisco and UCSF.