The place in Rio Verde is a 3,662 square foot home … for retirees. Call me crazy, but what on earth does a retiree need with such a big ol’ house? Just curious.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of our city parks are in need of attention — maybe there’s graffiti, poop, dead plants, or a homeless encampment keeping you from enjoying the outdoors. Thanks to the Neighborhood Parks Council, a non-profit group dedicated to impoving SF’s parks, there’s now a central location to report a problem. Check out ParkScanSF.org to “report an observation,” as they say.
According to an article in today’s Examiner, the complaints are reviewed by city staff and used to set priorities for park maintenance. So next time you see something that needs attention in a park, send it in.
While most of the timbers from the Esprit headquarters are spoken for, if you have a hankering for furniture made from reclaimed wood, there’s a store in Potrero Hill called Meru Design that you should check out. They buy ancient teak from Indonesia, Thailand, and elsewhere from sugar mills, bridges, buildings, whatever, that are torn down, then make it into furniture.
It’ll take about four years after plans are approved to complete the environmental review and construction. See you in the produce section in 2010, or 2011, or 2012….
Get out and VOTE today!
Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!
If you bought a home this year, the last owner’s name might still be in the city’s records. Even if the old owner’s name is on the bill, you’re on the hook for it. And even if you don’t get a bill in the mail, you’re still responsible for paying on time. (I have my hall monitor hat on today, can’t you tell?)
The second installment is due in April. Don’t worry — we’ll remind you.