“The tiny patch of grass and flowers at 333 Harrison St. was earmarked for the city as part of a development agreement that allowed construction of a 326-unit apartment complex in one of San Francisco’s fastest-growing areas. But the city won’t accept the nearly completed pocket park because there’s no money to pay for its upkeep.”
Creating new park no picnic for broke city [Chron]

“However, property owners and renters do agree on one thing: The statistics paint an incomplete picture. Whether the eviction notices represent either more displacements than actually occurred or only a fraction of the total depends on whom you ask.”
Tenant ousters reach 12-year high as market gets increasingly tight [Ex]

“It will be a full-service, 50-seat restaurant serving California cuisine; with a full liquor license in hand, there will be craft cocktails, plus beer and wines on tap.”
Doc Ricketts takes shape in North Beach’s former Purple Onion [Chron]

“In a recent news release, the National Park Service said romping dogs had killed two baby geese and bitten nine people in federally owned area parkland over the past year. Dog advocates say these incidents represent a tiny fraction of total dog visits, which are usually problem-free.”
Dogs deserve a place at federally owned parks [Ex]

“A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls development along California’s coastline argues against a plan for new playing fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park. But the document is flawed in its reasoning and its recommendations should be rejected.”
Coastal Commission should allow city’s plan for soccer fields to proceed [Ex]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Awayneramsey

    150,000 canine animals and 814,000 human animals on 47-square miles and now a planned Million Dog March at McLaren Park June 2nd that—“isn’t a political rally,” says Joel Engardio a board member of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club and this opinion piece with his name headed, “ Dogs deserve a place at federally owned parks.” Does anyone feel a little bit indignant? Angry? Has anyone considered what displaced canines do after an environmental or natural catastrophe? These are naturally collective animals who hunt for prey in groups. I saw this for myself a few years ago after a flood and a number of displaced, hungry dogs were lurking about for food. This makes for a potentially unsafe environment. These are foreseeable consequences. Only perverse pols would advance this intentional fetish.

  • Awayneramsey

    150,000 canine animals and 814,000 human animals on 47-square miles and now a planned Million Dog March at McLaren Park June 2nd that—“isn’t a political rally,” says Joel Engardio a board member of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club and this opinion piece with his name headed, “ Dogs deserve a place at federally owned parks.” Does anyone feel a little bit indignant? Angry? Has anyone considered what displaced canines do after an environmental or natural catastrophe? These are naturally collective animals who hunt for prey in groups. I saw this for myself a few years ago after a flood and a number of displaced, hungry dogs were lurking about for food. This makes for a potentially unsafe environment. These are foreseeable consequences. Only perverse pols would advance this intentional fetish.