Watch Out!

I am going to jump to the chase- tonight, on her way home from work around 10pm, one of Sunnyside’s drivers in a bright yellow Kia, nearly ran my 19 year old daughter over as she crossed Baden at Monterey. She was able to come home to tell us this story because she was fast enough to JUMP AND ROLL OT OF THE WAY.

Let’s review that statement. My daughter is alive because she has a black belt in a martial art that emphasizes fall recovery. She is alive because she is young, in good shape, and trained to defend herself against attackers.

If this had been you, or your kid, would you have come out of that well? Can you move fast enough to defend yourself against a distracted driver in a vehicle that weighs 10 times as much as you? Can your kid?

And, while we are at it, Mr. Yellow Kia Driver- You are probably a nice person. I doubt you left home tonight thinking you might kill someone with your car. The person you nearly hit tonight is my daughter, Úna. She is 19. She is finishing up a gap year before she starts studying for a degree in biotech. She is planning her first solo travel adventure after working 30 hours a week for a year to save for it. Her braces come off in September. She has regularly babysat for a dozen families in the neighborhood, and knows pretty much every kid over the age of 16. She has 2 brothers who adore her, and a father who would be doomed to leaving the house wearing ugly ties if she wasn’t there to stop it. If you had run her down, this world would be a much darker and bleaker place without her, and I want you to think about that good and hard.

You almost took her from us.

Every, single person in this City has a story. We all have value, and that value is higher than the value of your driver’s license, your car, your need to get somewhere. That is something you need to meditate on every time you get in your car.

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Come discuss Transportation issues along the Ocean Avenue Corridor!

The Balboa Reservoir development team will be hosting a community walk along Ocean Avenue. This will be an opportunity to discuss specific pedestrian, bike, and transit challenges and potential improvements along Ocean Avenue between the new Balboa Reservoir community and the Balboa Park BART/MUNI stations.

Date/time: May 17th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Meet on Unity Plaza in front of 1100 Ocean Avenue

For more information about the Balboa Reservoir, please visit: www.balboareservoir.com or contact: balboareservoir@gmail.com

Thank you for your ongoing interest and participation in the Balboa Reservoir project.


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Balboa Reservoir design and development team offer two day open house.

For more information, please visit http://BalboaReservoir.com

Monday Apr 9: See the plans for Balboa Reservoir housing project

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Vote for budget items in our neighborhood

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By Christine Weibel‎

Participatory Budgeting voting season is here! From April 1 to April 14, District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund.

Please take a moment and vote here.

There are many worthy proposals on the ballot. Four were developed by Sunnyside residents and would have a direct impact on our neighborhood. These are:

Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety

Judson Avenue Speed Reduction Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety

In the last five years, two people have died in traffic incidents on Judson Avenue — a ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_pedestrians2013 collision that killed a neighborhood pedestrian, and a 2016 collision that killed one, injured another, and caused structural damage to a house. Neighbors are requesting traffic calming and crosswalk improvements for this street that borders City College and Riordan High School.

Mangels and Foerster Crosswalk

Neighbors are requesting a high-visibility crosswalk. Traffic on Foerster does not stop at this intersection, which is half a block from Sunnyside Playground.

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Sunnyside Park Plaza Activation

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The Sunnyside Park Advocates are requesting tables, chairs, and shade to make the plaza in front of the clubhouse a more event-friendly space.

 

School, Education, and Youth

Inclusive Play for Sunnyside Elementary’s Shared School Yard

Sunnyside Elementary PTA requests funding for new playground equipment, including a climbing wall and accessible equipment for children with special needs. As this playground is now open to the community on weekends through the Shared Schoolyard program, these improvements will benefit both students and neighborhood children.

HOW TO VOTE:

Who: All District 7 Residents aged 16 and up may vote
When: Vote anytime from April 1 – April 14, 2018

Vote Online

Vote In Person: Ingleside or West Portal Branch Libraries, or at Supervisor Yee’s office in City Hall, Room 273

Last year, Sunnyside came out to vote and won funding for three projects: two pedestrian safety initiatives, and one for Sunnyside Playground. Let’s keep making our neighborhood better and safer!

 

Monterey Safeway expansion plans scrapped; store to be ‘upgraded’

Unfortunate news from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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For ten years there have been plans afoot to remodel and expand Sunnyside’s Safeway store at 625 Monterey Blvd. Representatives from Albertsons Companies, which bought the Safeway chain in 2015, have just announced that these original plans to overhaul the store are no longer being pursued by the company.

Natalie Mattei, Albertsons Senior Real Estate Manager, has been in regular contact with SNA over the years. She had this to say about the change in plans this week:

“Although the existing store was not being demolished [under previous plans], the extensive construction would have resulted in the grocery store being closed for 10-14 months. Safeway was fortunate to have an amazing group of immediate neighbors and interested community members who helped with design questions and support the entitlement effort. Safeway was close to obtaining building permits this past Fall, at which time a review of building costs and retail developments caused…

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Developer Guided Walking Tour Of the Balboa Reservoir Site

Date and Time: Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-12pmBalboa-Reservoir-e1453857959221

Where: Meet at Philz Coffee at Unity Plaza, 1110 Ocean Avenue

What: A walking tour and discussion with interested community members of the Balboa Reservoir led by representatives from the Avalon Bay/BRIDGE housing development and architecture team.  We will explore potential locations of the proposed large park open space, new pedestrian connections to the surrounding neighborhood, and the proposed new housing, along with a possible childcare center, dog play area, and other community amenities.