Today’s Headlines

  • Safety Improvements Working on Valencia? (SFGate)
  • Feds Give Grant for New Ferry (CBSLocal)
  • BART Gears up for Outside Lands (SFGate)
  • Group Demands 100% Affordable Housing Near Balboa Park (SFExaminer)
  • Proposed Tower on Battery (Socketsite)
  • Updated Berkeley Housing Pipeline (Berkeleyside)
  • ‘Safe Parking’ for Homeless in Walnut Creek (EastBayTimes)
  • Owning a Car in S.F. is Annoying (SFGate)
  • Commentary: Caltrain’s Role (DailyJournal)
  • Commentary: Paint More Bike Stripes in Menlo Park (Alamanac)
  • Commentary: San Francisco Fails the Test (SFChron)

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  • Affordable housing for whom? Better include the middle class because I’m sick and tired of working my butt off and being priced out of market rate and making too much to qualify for BMR units.

  • thielges

    The missing middle housing is in Brentwood, Aptos, Hollister, and Tracy. Get with the program: get a car and dedicate 4 hours of your day to commute.

  • Thanks, but I’ll pass.

  • sf in sf

    Re: Balboa Park/Excelsior housing, good on David Hooper of the New Mission Terrace Improvement Association for being a supporter even though the height is outside his comfort zone.

    As he says: “Although out of scale to much of the neighborhood, these new developments will provide over 100 units of affordable housing — and the Excelsior needs all of the investment in the community that it can get.”

    I wouldn’t use the phrase “out of scale” myself because, to me, it’s natural and beautiful for neighborhoods to grow and have buildings of different sizes. However, for someone who does think new buildings should be the same size to be able to see past that in light of the need for housing, is a refreshing and healthy attitude.

  • sf in sf

    Wow, what a story. Here’s hoping for his continued recovery.

  • xplosneer

    It was pretty nice to have express bus service from Outside Lands to BART. Who needs a $45 shuttle pass? I got on a fully loaded 60ft bus and made it back to BART very quickly.

    Now if only the bus ran that fast normally.