Some in Bayview fear the 'r' word

As I’ve been posting about for a couple of weeks, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is about to have its way with the Bayview/Hunters Point. Today’s Chronicle highlights one woman’s perspective. Patricia Wright’s girlhood home in San Francisco’s Western Addition and most of the houses on her block were bulldozed in the 1960s by the Redevelopment Agency. In the name of urban renewal, longtime residents — mostly poor and African American — were sent packing, and many never came back.

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SPUR meeting today to present Treasure Island plan

If you’re looking for something to do during lunch today and you’re in or near the financial district, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association is having a lunchtime presentation of the plan for Treasure Island. A noontime forum, held at SPUR, 312 Sutter St. (at Grant), Fifth Floor, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. We are located close to the Powell St. BART station and several Muni lines. Feel free to bring a lunch. SPUR Forums are open to

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New Eviction Disclosure Legislation Headed to the Board

BeyondChron gets it wrong (gasp!) again! Today’s little confusion stems from Bevan Dufty’s amendment to Daly’s eviction disclosure legislation which was smartly vetoed by the mayor then the veto was upheld by four Supervisor votes. The original legislation would have basically required that we as real estate agents beat you over the head with a vacancy disclosure before you even walk in the door of an open house. That’s akin to beating you over the head with a termite report

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Don't Mess With Bernal…

Well, construction has begun on Bernal Park. And the neighborhood (as promised) is not one bit too happy about it. From a post today on BernalSF.org (the reprint of a letter sent to the Parks and Rec Commission), “If you think this is the end, it is not. The moment the road gets blocked, pandemonium is going to set in. We don’t have to do anything, in fact I will be out of town. You will be setting the trap

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Podcast Episode #2 now available

So, I didn’t quite make episode #2 ‘weekly’ this first time around, but as I get more comfortable with the technology and as we have good news items to report, I’ll do my best to stay on a weekly schedule (hopefully releasing a new episode on the same day each week). Download the latest podcast in MP3 format here. The links below correspond to the stories on this week’s podcast. Lead news stories– Bayview/Hunters Point redevelopment– Neighborhood association involvement– Local

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