community

I was heading past the bulletin board in front of Good Life Grocery on Cortland Ave in Bernal Heights and spotted a flyer that might be of interest to many. 
Similar to any offer of services available on a community bulletin board, I loved this offer--available to anyone, just for the taking.  I love living in San Francisco, with its natural beauty and creative people that inspire me almost every day.
 
 
 
take what you need
 


San Francisco announces a plan to implement variable rate pricing using its new, high tech parking meters.  The idea is to vary the rates of parking meters so that prices are high enough at all times so that a spot or two will always be available on every block.  This will reduce congestion because drivers won't be circling looking for parking spots and this will also reduce pollution.  Drivers who don't want to pay the high prices will take MUNI the next time, so the argument goes.  Read...

As I rounded the corner from California Street onto Pierce Street yesterday, I was delighted to see my neighbor (to the office), Connie, out tending to her succulent garden.  Connie has maintained a beautiful garden in raised beds around the trees.  Her interest in succulents has led her to active involvement in the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society and her gardening has created a beautiful sight in the neighborhood.
 
Connie's Succulents
While we were standing there, several...

It has been interesting to watch the public discourse about San Francisco's parking meters, use of parking spots, congestion and MUNI over the last few years.  It has been difficult for some developers to get approved plans for a 1:1 ratio of housing units to cars. More parking meters are being installed along the waterfront near areas used as access to recreation for many San Franciscans.  The city is considering a plan to charge a toll for driving in certain parts of the city that are more...

Ok, this post is clearly not about San Francisco real estate, but I can't resist.

I have always been fascinated by networks and how community gets created, and always love to connect two people who will benefit from knowing each other (that gives me huge satisfaction).  I have been a member of LinkedIn for several years (it has been a great way to reconnect with colleagues from the past and colleagues and clients of my present) and have been exploring social networks like Facebook and...

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