Rest in peace. We all definitely miss and love you <3.
Missiondweller, I'm not saying there should be no new development. I'm saying force the developers to offer lots and lots of units that are TRULY affordable, and if they don't like it, then don't approve their damned projects.
Recycled granulated rubber is used as a filtering agent in sewage treatment plants because it has a high affinity for the same chemicals that Arthur Feinstein is claiming that recycled granulated rubber releases. That's right. Recycled granulated rubber absorbs the bad stuff that Feinstein claims that it releases.
I spoke with Feinstein earlier today; and he freely admitted that he has no engineering or scientific training whatever. But, that hasn't stopped Feinstein from pushing his junk science like a F*****g drug dealer selling heroin to the masses.
As to the VOCs or volatile organic compounds that Feinstein and his idiot friends are wining about, there is exactly one study that found a very slightly elevated level of VOCs associated with a brand new INDOOR granulated rubber based athletic field. And, that was with all of the windows closed. Somehow, I don't think the wind will stop blowing at Beach Chalet for long enough to allow a significant level of VOCs to accumulate.
God forbid that little children should play in the park. Some of them might be brown. Property values could go down. And, we can't have that can we.....
Let the children stick their feet in gofer holes and mud bogs so they will break their ankles, tear the ligaments in their knees, and break their necks. That will stop them from playing soccer in the park.
Andrew Solow, San Francisco, CA
Roberto: Without new development, prices rise faster than if additional housing were built. You may not like "Yuppy housing" but without additional housing, there is more pressure put on rent controlled tenants to move out.
Most "working class" people long moved out of the city and commute by BART. The best way to keep the ones we have left is to provide new housing to "newcomers".
And afterward, the protesters gathered for lunch at -- you guessed it -- McDonald's!
In all seriousness, the only way that the situation will change is if we, as consumers, steer our money to restaurants that can verify higher wage rates. Just as with small, local businesses, which sometimes pay lower wages and offer worse working conditions than Wal-Mart (because the owners are not knowledgeable about employment law, etc.), it's hard to make a rational claim about a good alternative to McDonald's.
The take-away? There's a dark side to the dollar menu.
Reality check posters, San Francisco is not changing it has changed, it will never be what it was. As a well known politician said to the folks complaining about the high costs of living in San Fransisco, if you can't afford it, leave and live some where else.
Developers like to build things they can sell or rent for as much money as possible. It doesn't help the real, working class San Franciscans one damned bit if you put up a bunch of new yuppie lofts and yuppie apartment buildings that nobody but the tech elite can afford to live in.
And allowing developers to get by with including a few "affordable" units is a joke, because even those units are too expensive for mere mortals to rent. Especially if pricing on those units is tied to median incomes. Hello, when an area is being flooded by tech elite, that artificially makes the median income look really high. Much higher than what actual working class people can afford.
@ saintlennybruce, you truly are a saint. Please stick around, and please post more often. The anti-CCSF trolls and sock puppet accounts run by ACCJC staffers are constantly drowning us out.
We need more posts from people like you, so that readers will understand that the ACCJC does not enjoy the widespread support that its sock puppet accounts would like you to believe it does.
Bring it, sunshine is truth's friend.
It appears at least that over the past 12 years CCCS-wide, ACCJC broke (or coerced CCD CEOs/Boards to break) their own adopted Policies (esp. conflict of interest), Code of Federal Regulations governing USDOE-recognized regional accrediting agencies (see USDOE report & limited definition of accreditors role in ensuring academic quality only), various CA state laws, CA Code of Regs. (CCR Title 5, ACCJC Eligibility "Standard" IV is entirely about governance: increasing upper-management, busting up unions, violating CBAs, marginalizing Academic Senates' critical advisory role in academic policy formation, illegally excluding students & staff), various CA regulations in Education & Government Code, and usurped CA's well-defined State Legislature, BOG/CCCCO, & CCD's rights to make state & local public higher education policy. In CA or SF versus the ACCJC, my money is on the home team.
One thing that many of the out-of-state & recently-transplanted ideologues simply didn't (don't) factor in is that Californians are very wary of external agendas being imposed on our state's affairs, and San Franciscans cherish local control across the partisan spectrum, from capitalist to commie to the mainstream in-between.
Had more information been public about the Bay Council's role in forcing an unnecessary 2nd BART strike despite being close to agreement to run down transit unions' political capital, needlessly killing 2 people trying to replace skilled trades workers with a (scab) management trainee-driver, regional public opinion toward BART management would have mirrored that directed toward House Republicans for shutting down the federal government in exactly the same fashion.
This effort against CCSF has been an arrogant overreach, given 12 years of facts in public records thanks to CA state sunshine laws, that appears airlifted in prefabricated, without any thought to context, the public interest, San Francisco, local employer needs, or public sentiment toward CCSF (Measure A got 73.9% of the SF vote in 11/2012, trolls). Glad that this agenda's backers don't understand the public sector or higher education industry nearly as well as their corporate (as distinct from "business") ideology led them to believe. Crony capitalism, equally hated by free market capitalists as by progressives.
I commend Johah Owen Lamb for describing the Reason Foundation as the biased, right-wing organization that it is.
Charter schools are horrible for education, and taking our country in the exact opposite of the direction it should be going. Charter schools suck money and resources out of public schools, thus leaving the public schools even more impoverished.
All so the chosen, lucky few who attend those charter schools can supposedly get a better education.
At the expense of all the others who are stuck at the now poorer public schools.
The privatization movement is a cancer.
The rotten smell from the bench.
@RobertoRobot2, When people have to pay for a service, people tend to be more careful about buying the service. When the price/cost is low, people tend to overuse a service.
@Ludicrous2's point is when students need to pay up the fees within a few days, students tend to think twice about registering. That might be the cause of low-enrollment.
CCSF should have enforced the current fee collection policy years ago. When students do not need to pay within a few day, they tend to register but less committed to complete the course. It is an inefficient way to allocate resources for that particular course.
Poor students can apply for financial aid, therefore fee collection is important and is affecting the size of the college.
Bet it's an NSA spy vessel. Think the Google streetview car, with ultra high res cameras on a naval vessel that can zoom in on a hair folicule on your forehead. Add some infrared/nv in the mix for extra epicness. Watch them add a feature to Google+ so that you can willingly give the NSA more info about you, like maybe an iphone app that sends your GPS coordinates for quick target acquisition by their long range cameras! Hooray for the NSA, spying is fun. Yay.
Yeah, all these startups, Twitter, fancy new $3000+ a month unit apartment complexes are really gonna help our city, especially considering these tech companies are importing their employees from other areas and most of their hires aren't even from the city. Look at all the punks twitter bus in from the suburbs every day. Any of you ever notice that group of yuppies standing around on the corner of Market and 9th? You think those guys are from the city? Think again. They're twitter employees being bussed in on a nice fancy corporate shuttle from wherever the hell they came from. Get out of our city you scumbags. We have enough problems here as it is. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE
Thank bleeding heart liberalism for making the bayview what it is today. You show me a ghetto neighborhood, riddled with morally bankrupt thugs and general human depravity, I'll show you a city run by liberal democrats
@Guest, that is all well and good, but my point still stands: Ludicrous2 revealed, yet again, that he knows NOTHING about CCSF, and is therefore totally unqualified to comment on this subject.
@RobertoRobot2, Starting in January 2014, students will have to paid up the fees by the next day after they have registered for a class. The exceptions are 1) sign up for a payment plan, 2) financial aid etc.
This new rule is spelled out on page 16 of the Spring 2014 Schedule, "schedule for dropping for nonpayment". A student can get dropped from his registered classes if he did not pay his fees by the following day.
This is new to CCSF students. Before 2013, Students used to be able to sign up and take classes without paying until they register again for the next semester.
The SF grid pattern that defines the City did not ever consider how water flows across the 49 square miles. They simple capture all rainfall, pipe it, treat it an send it to the bay. The other 95% comes from Hetch-Hetchy 160 miles east. SF is too dense to be eco friendly.
Nelson Mandela believed in racial equality. Anti-apartheid revolution and democracy became possible in South Africa on 1994, the rest of the world is waiting for his kind of heroes. This gallery was about my visit to Mandela Museum in Soweto in May, and published it for His last birthday in July 2013. Believe in whatever god you like, this guy deserved his place in Heaven. http://miikkajarvinen.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/mandela/
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