Greetings, and Happy Holidays to All!
The Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory would like to invite you to our
annual, free wreath making event.
Date: Sunday, December 22nd
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
We will have the usual assortment of greens, including some with berries
and some variegated white and green foliage. We have wire for attaching
greens, plus some ribbons, and other items.
The pruning shear population remains at 3, so bringing your own may help
Please be sure to furnish your own forms for the wreaths!
If you have interesting items to share, please do bring them.
We will have light refreshments!
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http://www.sunnysideconservatory <http://www.sunnysideconservatory/> .org
From Sup. Wiener’s office:
We will be having a hearing this coming Monday December 9 at 1:30pm in City Hall room 263 on the topic of streetlights – what’s working, what’s not – and plans for improvement. Both PGE and PUC will be presenting. Please come if you’d like to provide public comment. Any help in advertising this hearing is also greatly appreciated!
Office of Supervisor Scott Wiener
Photo and story by Murray Schneider
Laurent Legendre put down his French recipes that have greeted his Le P’tit Laurent Glen Park restaurant since 2007 and hefted a ladder, better to place Christmas lights strewn along his building that corners Chenery and Wilder Streets. The festive lights will remain up through the holidays, drawing diners to the French bistro’s soups, main courses, soufflés and tarts.
Nick Bilton/The New York TimesThe public library in the Glen Park section of San Francisco, where Ross Ulbricht, a 29-year-old software engineer, was arrested by federal agents. He is accused of running Silk Road, an Internet black market, under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts.
SAN FRANCISCO — So this is where they collared the man they call the Dread Pirate Roberts.
It’s up a flight of stone steps, past the circulation desk and the Romance stacks, over in Science Fiction, far corner.
On a sunny Tuesday in October, federal officers entered the public library in the Glen Park section of this city and arrested a young man who they say ran a vast Internet black market — an eBay of illegal drugs.
Their mark, Ross William Ulbricht, says he is not the F.B.I.’s Dread Pirate Roberts, the nom de guerre of the mastermind behind the marketplace, Silk Road. And the facts, his lawyer says, will prove that.
Please read more here.
Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend the community meetings we held to discuss the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park recreation center on June 13th and July 13th of this year. The information and feedback from those meetings is available on the Glen Canyon 2012 Bond Project Page http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/
As a result of those meetings, we have been working with our design team and the Arts Commission to further develop the design of the recreation center renovation. In order to provide you an update on the design development and answer any questions you have, we will be holding an open house at the Glen Park Library on Wednesday, November 20th, from 6 – 7:30 pm. Paul De Freitas, the lead architect, and I will be on hand to answer any questions you might have concerning the renovation. I hope you can come!
Open House – Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center Renovation
Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Wednesday, November 20
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Materials displayed at the library will also be posted on the Glen Canyon 2012 Bond Project Page http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/.
For more information, please contact Karen Mauney-Brodek at (415) 575-5601 or karen.mauney-brodek@sfgov. org mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Director for Park Planning, Capital and Planning Division
Friends of Glen Canyon Park study part of a eucalyptus tree removed from Islias Creek, which is part of the 15 month Glen Canyon Trails Project that began on October 29. For the full scope of the project link to Fall 2013 edition of the Glen Park News (Vol 31, No. 3 – Pages 12-13). The newspaper can be found at the top of this web page under title back issues.
Photos and story by Murray Schneider
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 work commenced on the first portion of the 15- month Glen Park Trails Project when workers from Yerba Buena Engineering and Construction felled a eucalyptus tree that both leaned dangerously over the canyon’s main fire road and impeded the flow of creek water.
Using a crane to heft the obstructing tree, the Yosemite-based company placed the 4-foot diameter tree adjacent to Alms Road where it awaits removal.
The long anticipated project, which will include a connector trail through San Francisco School District property on the School of the Arts campus all the way to Portola Drive, includes restoration of existing trail network, habitat restoration, erosion control throughout the Islias watershed, removal of 30 additional hazardous trees along trails, drainage improvements and ADA improvements between Bosworth and Silver Tree.
The 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bond and the California State Habitat Fund Program fund the project. While work continues, trails will temporarily be closed to protect the public’s safety.
For a full description of the scope of this project readers can go to the Fall edition of the Glen Park News, which they can find on this website. Link to Glen Park News Back Issues and scroll to pages 12-13.