Today’s Headlines

  • Why are Bay Area Rail Construction Costs so High? (Curbed)
  • Caltrain Fare Increase (SFBay)
  • New Muni Yard Opens (SFBay)
  • Needles at Muni Station (KTVU)
  • Person Struck by BART Train (SFGate, EastBayTimes)
  • More on Mission Gentrification (SFChron)
  • Marin Vulnerable to Coastal Flooding (MarinIJ)
  • Parking on the Sidewalk (Kron4)
  • Girl Seriously Injured by Motorist in Palo Alto (SFBay)
  • Woman Killed by Motorists in Vacaville (Kron4)
  • Commentary: Retesting Hunters Point is Necessary (SFChron)

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  • lunartree

    From the “More on Mission Gentrification” article:

    “Do you feel like restaurants are the strongest engine of gentrification?” I ask.
    “Yes,” he replies.

    So they interview a business owner who doesn’t even live in the city, and he points to restaurants no housing as the primary driver of gentrification. No, he’s just protecting his own financial interests. These are the same people who don’t want bus lanes, don’t want affordable housing if it consumes parking, don’t want bikes, etc. How on earth is Calle 24 supposed to help the poor when these are the people driving the effort?

  • mx

    “After our meeting, Arguello biked with me up the street”

    This would be the guy who runs the organization that blocked bikeshare from putting any stations on 24th (nevermind the fact that GoBike hires Spanish-speaking outreach staff to promote its services, including the $5 low-income membership, to the community) and even went so far as getting JUMP to build in a giant exclusion zone around the area? And “Preserving street parking” is listed as one of the group’s priorities. (https://www.calle24sf.org/en/about/programs/ )

    I’m surprised he doesn’t own his own 18-wheeler.