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Board of Appeals

Panel will hear cannabis club’s appeal

The San Francisco Board of Appeals will hear an appeal to open a medical cannabis club near Fisherman’s Wharf. The Green Cross is the first club to go through The City’s new permitting process created last year to regulate the dispensaries. In July, the Planning Commission denied an application from the Green Cross to operate at 2701 Leavenworth St. because of neighbor’s concerns about traffic and potential crime associated with the club. The meeting will be held in City Hall, Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.

Recreation and Park Department

New park opens in SoMa

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will open The City’s newest park this week in the South of Market Area. The City will have a ceremony on Friday to officially unveil Victoria Manalo Drave Park, located on Folsom Street between 6th and 7th streets, at 3 p.m. The community park will feature a playground for children, a small open space and a seating area.

Schools

Charter organization seeks to open Bayview school

A national organization called the Coalition for Essential Schools is holding a meeting in Bayview-Hunters Point tonight to generate support for a new high school in The City’s southeast community. Listed under the Web site www.uscharterschools.org, the Coalition for Essential Schools is based in Oakland. According to a press release, the organization hopes to get district approval to open the school by August 2007. The meeting will be held at the Bayview-Hunters Point YMCA, 1601 Lane St, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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