Author Archives: Gail Burns

Green Garden Day – Saturday, February 1

Our Green Garden Day stairway clean-up takes place on Saturday, February 1 from 9-11 am at the Liberty Street and Sanchez median. Heavy lifting and hill climbing are not required. There’ll be coffee provided by Spike’s Coffees & Teas and treats from … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS OF SB 50’s AMENDMENTS (of January 6, 2020)

SB 50’s amendments do not alleviate the bill’s negative impact on California’s cities, communities, and residents.  The amendments do not address these top four key concern of voters.Affordable housing: SB 50 does not require a single unit of affordable housing … Continue reading

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Oppose SB 50: Call Your CA Senate Appropriations Committee Members ASAP

The Committee will take action on the bill by January 23 SB 50, mandating statewide upzoning (95% of San Francisco) & threatening our affordable housing, is back.  Opposed by SF Board of Supervisors, it enables greater luxury housing and reduces … Continue reading

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Homelessness in our Neighborhood

The City has increased services to address the effects of homelessness in Dolores Park and surrounding neighborhoods as well as in the Castro District. Despite that, we’re seeing more homeless people sleeping and/or loitering on our sidewalks and stairs. And … Continue reading

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No Green Garden Work in January 2020

Happy New Year! Thank you for all your help and hard work in 2019. No Green Garden work today (January 4). E-mail stairs@doloresheights.org for more info. See you in February!

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Check Out the New Garbage Can!

As the slogan used to go: “Every Litter But Helps!” We are proud to have played a part in acquiring f this new garbage can at the bottom of Sanchez and 20th Streets.

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Great Shots from our November Green Garden Day

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We Planted a King Sago Palm Tree!

The Green Garden team had a fun time planting the mother plant onto our hillside garden in November.  We should know in a few months if the transplant is successful. 

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Year-end Greetings from the DHIC Board

Happy Holidays and year-end greetings from the DHIC Board of Directors!  2019 has been quite a busy year for all of us as we participated in state legislation, city elections, and town hall meetings regarding our serious neighborhood issues of … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a Neighborhood Organization: Castro Rotary

This newly formed club welcomes members.  It’s a great small group of civic folks who volunteer at DHIC’s monthly Green Gardens.  The parent Rotary organization supports community projects around the world with volunteers and funding.  Some Castro Rotary members are … Continue reading

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