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SF DPW Clean Sweep Event
Posted by: MarkScardina - 10-09-2015, 09:46 PM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

The Community Clean Team and Giant Sweep are back for 2015 and we need your help to keep our city clean, green and beautiful. Show your love for San Francisco and join the 40,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 14 years by participating in landscaping and gardening projects, painting over graffiti and cleaning up litter in our neighborhoods.

Event Details

Balboa High School

1000 Cayuga Avenue

 Saturday, October 17, 2015

9am - 1pm  

Sign up to volunteer: Email: volunteer@sfdpw.org

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Free Compost! Recology will be giving away up to 5 gallons of free, premium compost for your garden on Saturday October 17, 2015 

 Giveaway is located at June Jordan School (Enter from La Grande Avenue)

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Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting Notice
Posted by: MarkScardina - 10-09-2015, 09:41 PM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

Balboa Reservoir Updates To Balboa Reservoir Community Members,  Please note the following updates to the Balboa Reservoir website and process: 

  • Next meeting: October 19th at Lick-Wilmerding High School. Staff will present draft Open Space parameters at the meeting and the CAC will review housing parameters from the prior meeting. Due to a holiday and an additional meeting, the schedule is irregular in the upcoming weeks. Please check the calendar for updates, presentations and minutes http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=4224   
  • The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (CAC)is the venue for public discussion of the Balboa Reservoir. CAC meetings provide an opportunity for community advisers and the public to engage in deeper, detailed discussions about specific aspects of the project. If you cannot attend, you can review all materials online and submit comments to brcac@sfgov.org.

 Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Jeremy Shaw 

中文詢問請電: (415) 575-9010

Para información en Español llamar al: (415) 575-9010

Para sa impormasyon sa Tagalog tumawag sa: (415) 575-9121

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Call for Agenda Items for the ITHA Meeting 10/15/2015
Posted by: LesPlack - 10-05-2015, 04:02 PM - Forum: IT Meetings and Events - No Replies

We will be having our next ITHA meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Please forward any proposed Agenda Item suggestions to me by the end of the day,
Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Thank you,

Les Plack
ITHA Vice President

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Neighborhood Free Weekends at Cal Academy
Posted by: LesPlack - 09-21-2015, 09:56 PM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

The California Academy of Sciences offers free admission, based on where you live, on some weekends.
Check out their website for more information:


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Call for Agenda Items for the ITHA Meeting 9/17/2015
Posted by: LesPlack - 09-13-2015, 05:55 PM - Forum: IT Meetings and Events - No Replies

Sept. 17, 2015 Agenda is attached 

The following is the Agenda our September 17th meeting.
All Ingleside Terraces homeowners and residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

7:30 P.M. Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Guild Hall – St. Francis Episcopal Church
399 San Fernando Way
San Francisco, CA.

7:30pm:    Call to order                   Mark Scardina 
1. Approval of 6/18/2015 Minutes                       Mark Scardina
2. President’s Report                       Mark Scardina
3. Treasurer’s Report                       David Supan
4. SFPD Taraval Station Sector Sergeant’s report
5. IT Coyotes -Assessment/Recommendations report       Mark Scardina
6. IT Coyotes – Action on Recommendations           All
7. Committee Reports
a. Newsletter Committee                           Linda McGilvray
b. Social Committee                       Sandy Gandolfo, Wendy Dwyer
c. WTPCC Report                                        Paul Conroy
d. Design Review                           Suzanne McDonnell
e. Construction Report                               Suzanne McDonnell
f. Membership Committee                           Jade To
g. Welcome Wagon                             Jade To
h. NERT                                   Colin Shields
i. Electronic Comm. Committee                       Mark Scardina for Mark Goldstein
j. Landscape Committee                           TBD
10.  New Business

9:00PM         Adjourn

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM

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Important IT Coyotes Notice - Please Read
Posted by: MarkScardina - 09-07-2015, 06:03 PM - Forum: IT Meetings and Events - Replies (2)

You have probably heard about or perhaps actually have seen that multiple coyotes have been in our neighborhood on a regular basis over the last several weeks. As this is unprecedented for the Terraces and there have been incidents of late between coyotes and pets in the vicinity, many of you expressed legitimate safety concerns. Because our City agencies claim they do not have resources and/or jurisdiction to assist us in wildlife control, we have sought private expert assistance. 

Mary Paglieri, noted wildlife behavioral ecologist, agreed to assess our situation and believes that her non-lethal behavioral techniques may be effective in preventing the coyotes from extending their territory to our neighborhood or making it a regular hunting destination. This past Saturday morning, Annemarie Conroy and I gave her a two hour walking tour of our neighborhood, including all of the access roads and alleys. She especially focused on all locations of reported coyote activity helpfully compiled by Vicki Pate. She noted that due to a depression in their natural prey base on account of drought conditions, the coyotes are most likely increasing their home-range, and that our neighborhood provides ample travel corridors to and from natural hunting areas. Additionally, the number of overgrown front and rear yards may provide harborage for their natural prey such as rodents, causing the coyotes to keep returning to the area. 

Ms. Paglieri has agreed to perform a full assessment over the next week and report her findings and recommendations to your Board. However, for the assessment to be accurate, she requests your assistance. She would like to be informed of all recent coyote activity through this coming week. To facilitate this, I have set up a special section in the Terraces Forum at http//forum.ithasf.org, where you can post details including day, time, number, pictures, type or evidence of activity, etc. She will have access to this forum and also answer any questions you might have. This is the preferred mode of communication as it allows direct interaction and respects her time by allowing her to answer a question once to everyone’s benefit. However, if you are unable to do so please provide provide your information to a Board member or your SAFE Block Captain. 

If she finds that she is able to assist us in dispersing the coyotes and has a recommended plan of action that is approved by the Board, we will be setting up a special evening neighborhood meeting during the week of Sept. 14 to allow her to present her findings and plan of action tailored to the coyotes we are seeing, including why they are here, what is attracting them to return, and how we can alter their behavior causing them to disperse and avoid our neighborhood. We will have plenty of time for her to answer any of your questions.  

In the meantime, it is important to heed Ms. Paglieri's following expert advice, especially during the hour after sunrise and before sunset when the coyotes are most active. 

Almost all coyote conflicts happen with our pets:

  1. Always walk your dogs on a leash, in case you need to immediately leave an area.
  2. Keep large dogs contained in a fenced yard or dog-run during the day. Bring them indoors at dusk. 
  3. Do not leave small dogs unattended in open or easily accessible backyards where they can be discovered by coyotes taking a shortcut through your property.
  4. Supervise all evening outdoor potty-breaks. Use a leash so that your dog does not chase after the coyotes if they’re around.5. Keep your cats strictly indoors until the coyotes have vacated the area. 

If you see a coyote on a path ahead of you:
  1. Pick up small dogs.
  2. Calmly go back the way you came.
  3. Do not run, you might incite a chase. 
  4. Avoidance is always the best policy.  

If approached by a coyote: 
  1. Be "Big, Bad and Loud".
  2. If the coyote does not back off, calmly leave the area, and do not be alarmed if it “escorts” you until you are a safe distance away.   

***Small children should ALWAYS be supervised when playing outdoors, especially in areas where coyotes have been sighted.  

You can read more about Ms. Paglieri’s organization and experience and methods on her website at www.littlebluesociety.org where there is an extensive section on her success with coyotes in the Bay Area and around the country. 

If you have not already gotten access to the Terraces Forum, please go to http://www.ithasf.org/forum.html for instructions. 

In closing we recognize that this is a sensitive and polarizing issue and ask everyone to work together to find a solution that works for both the neighborhood and the coyotes. You will receive a followup email once Ms. Paglieri has presented her report to the Board. If you know of any neighbors without email access please provide them with a copy of this notice. 


For the ITHA Board,
Mark Scardina
Ingleside Terraces Homes Assoc.

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District 7 Community Office Hours - Sat 9/19
Posted by: MarkScardina - 09-01-2015, 03:47 PM - Forum: IT Meetings and Events - No Replies

Dear Community Leaders:

We are holding Fall office hours in District 7 on Saturday, September 19[sup]th[/sup] from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Victor’s Bakery (719 Taraval Street between 17[sup]th[/sup] Avenue & 18[sup]th[/sup] Avenue).  Constituents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Supervisor Norman Yee to ask questions, discuss issues, or explore ideas.  

We would be so grateful if you could help share this information with your members and encourage neighbors to RSVP. Walk-ins are also welcome.

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for a slot, please contact Jen Low at jen.low@sfgov.org or call us at 415.554.6516.

We look forward to seeing you!


Supervisor Norman Yee

Board of Supervisors, District 7

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244

San Francisco, CA 94102

P | 415.554.6516   F| 415.554.6546


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in the works: August 2015 newsletter
Posted by: MarkScardina - 09-01-2015, 09:45 AM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

Read in the works now!

Welcome to the August 2015 edition of our newsletter!  We hope you will take the time to look at the exciting projects and daily services that we strive to deliver to San Francisco: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To turn the page, just click on the bottom right hand corner.
For easier reading, you can zoom in and out by click on the magnifying buttons above the newsletter or clicking directly on the area you want to read.You can also download a PDF for offline reading.

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Pete Seeger program at the Merced Branch Library - Wed. Sep 9th at 7:00pm
Posted by: MarkScardina - 09-01-2015, 09:42 AM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

On Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m., the Branch is hosting:

Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing

In this one-man performance, Tim Holt will portray Pete Seeger, who will tell his life story and sing songs from the various chapters in his life.  In this presentation, Pete talks about growing up in a musical family, his travels around the country with Woody Guthrie, singing with the Almanacs and the Weavers, and his involvement in causes that include the labor movement, the civil rights movement, and cleaning up the Hudson River near his home.
And of course Pete will encourage audience members to join with him on songs that include "If I Had A Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," and "This Land."
Tim Holt has been performing music programs in Bay Area libraries for a number of years. His interest in Pete Seeger and folk music dates back to the Folk Revival of the 1960s, when he learned to play the banjo one summer using Pete Seeger's "How To Play The Five-String Banjo" instruction manual.

Hope you can attend and sing along!


Elizabeth Thacker-Estrada
Merced Branch Library
San Francisco Public Library
155 Winston Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 355-5651
(415) 337-8350 (fax)

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SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency Sept Update
Posted by: MarkScardina - 09-01-2015, 09:39 AM - Forum: City Meetings and Events - No Replies

This September, we’re rolling out another round of service improvements to make your ride smoother, more frequent, and more convenient! You might have caught a glimpse about it in the news—here or here— but in case you missed it, here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect on September 26:

  • New 60-foot hybrid buses to reduce crowding and make your ride more comfortable
  • More frequent service to shorten the wait at your Muni stop
  • Redesigned routes to better connect you to neighborhoods and major destinations across the city

To get the full details of all the improvements happening this September, check out our blog post.These upgrades are the second phase in a series of four service increases we’re rolling out through 2016. Tell us what you think at TellMuni.com, or give us a shout on twitter @MuniForward.
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