Sarah Phelan

Lennar files for bankruptcy at Mare Island

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Just as folks in San Francisco are beginning to wonder if Lennar is planning to mothball the Hunters Point Shipyard in face of a $25 million funding gap (reportedly related to lowered land prices), comes word that folks in Vallejo are beginning to wonder what Lennar Mare Island’s June 8 bankruptcy will me Read more »

Is Lennar mothballing Hunters Point Shipyard?

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The question may seem strange to voters who just gave Lennar the green light to redevelop the Shipyard and Candlestick Point by voting Yes on Proposition G. Read more »

$2.8 million for Newsom's Community Justice Center? Hell, no.

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"There are so many things on the chopping block that this seems out of whack.”

So said Sup. Tom Ammiano at yesterday’s Board hearing on the Mayor's Community Justice Center, sounding diplomatic compared to some of the pointier comments that his fellow supervisors made, as the Board voted 7-3 to send Newsom's $2.8 million CJC back to committee.

But then again, all the supervisors sounded outspoken compared to Sup. Geraldo Sandoval, who recused himselffrom the discussion , on the grounds that he is running for judge. Read more »

Uh-oh: Lennar’s $25 million shipyard funding gap

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Sup. Chris Daly wants an immediate hearing into the fiscal health of Lennar’s construction project at Hunters Point Shipyard, (you know, the one where they repeatedly messed up the asbestos dust monitoring).

Daly made his request at the June 10 Board of Supervisors meeting, following the discovery that the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has applied for, but has so far been denied, a $25 million grant to subsidize infrastructure costs at the site.

The agency filed its grant application with the California Department of Housing and Community Development in April 2008. Read more »

Cold wind in the Bayview

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When the chill wind of early returns showed Prop. G leading Prop. F in the polls, (67 percent to 33 percent ) the folks at the Prop. F campaign HQ put it down to all the money that Lennar spent to influence the election.

Inside the Prop. Read more »

Will the real Newsom stop campaigning?

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As we predicted , Mayor Gavin Newsom used today’s budget announcement at at the Hunters Point Shipyard to campaign.
But there were, in fact, two Newsom’s at today’s event, but only one was told to shut it.

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‘You can’t campaign here, it’s city property,” police told the guy, who was wearing a Newsom mask and protesting the Mayor’s Budget.

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Mayor uses Shipyard to announce budget, Monday

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It’s 4 PM on a Friday afternoon, that hour when most employees are counting the seconds to the weekend—and wishing that Monday morning wasn’t only 65 hours away. Read more »

March to stop the Moth Spray

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Photo courtesy of Vegan Reader

Moth spray activists are planning to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, May 31, to protest government plans to spray the Bay Area with moth pheromones.

Folks will gather at 9 am on the San Francisco side in the bridge parking lot, begin their walk at 10 am, and rally at 12 noon at the West End of Crissy Fiel Read more »

3.26 million ways to reuse your Prop. G fliers

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As Prop. F supporters continue to liven up their shoestring campaign with dance, debate and rap songs,
yet another huge question is looming over the Prop. G campaign: What is San Francisco going to do about all the glossy Prop. G fliers that are choking up mailboxes citywide?

Since the Lennar-financed Prop. Read more »

Prop. F's break dancing rattles the system's chains

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Turfaholic's Johnel dazzled at a recent Prop. F rally on Palou street in the heart of the Bayview. Stay with it, and you'll get to the part where Johnel sets his own chains a-spinning. Awesome to watch.