Green

It's mid-January, that time of year when people have fallen off the wagon with respect to their New Year's Resolutions. The regular visits to the gym have fallen off or the chocolate cake looked really good. Me? I am not a huge believer in creating NYRs. I am very interested in goal setting and ...Read more

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A friend arrived at a pot luck dinner a few months ago with a big pot of soup, wrapped in a beautiful cloth. The cloth also served to hold the lid on the pot as she drove across town. What a great idea! I would have put the pot in a box to try and absorb any soup that might spill if the lid came ...Read more

I read a great article in this past Sunday's New York Times, " Paved, But Still Alive. " This article looks at our values towards ...Read more

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I noticed an insert that came with my HOA's trash bill. It was the Recology newsletter and one of the articles cite's a ...Read more

Reverse graffitti is starting to be more prevalent in San Francisco in two forms: advertising and art. It is created by washing away the dirt and grime of city life to leave an image in the negative, or reverse. I first noticed ads stenciled onto the sidewalks downtown. Watch this video from ...Read more

San Francisco's Planning Department is working to enact bird-safe standards by encouraging changes to the design of new buildings. Birds collide with large glass towers at alarming rates because they perceive these structures to be ...Read more

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I recently completed my first open water swim. That is, the first open water, out of cove swim, meaning my first swim outside of the safety of San Francisco's Aquatic Park. The swim was about a mile, from Gas House cove, the area ...Read more

San Francisco's Planning Commission approved the development plan for Treasure Island. This plan, expected to cost $1.5 billion will create housing, office space and new jobs on Treasure Island, the man- ...Read more

Connie's Succulents

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 ...Read more

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 ...Read more