Within City Hall and among political junkies, the storied summit with its precipitous east slope is known for something else: a neighborhood group that shows how territorial some neighborhood groups can be. The trend has grown more pronounced since the 1960s, when plans for a web of freeways across the city spurred residents of affected neighborhoods to fight back. The folks who live on hills have a unique perspective on things, said Jasper Rubin, an urban studies professor at San Francisco State University and author of A Negotiated Landscape: A sense of differenceFor their part, leaders of Telegraph Hill Dwellers say the group's heavy-handed re…tion is unfair. The western slopes include Grant Avenue, one of the city's most atmospheric commercial strips. Downhill on the east, toward the Embarcadero, Filbert and Greenwich streets trade pavement for garden-like walkways amid small houses dating back to the 1850s. There has to be an equally strong social function that brings folks in a geographic area together, whether it's a pancake breakfast or a picnic in the park. The group keeps watch on any building or business changes within the neighborhood, one of the first in the city to place zoning restrictions on retail chains. …ed residentsThat's true of other movements where like-minded people feud over relatively small differences of opinion. Each savors the intricate landscapes and the quirky characters who have survived decades of rising real estate prices.
Andre Warren is used to his father not being there. It’s something he’s grown accustomed to during his 19 years of life. When he has a question about what a man should do, he knows the burden to find the answer will fall to him. Usually, he turns to the Internet, he said.Still, he’s hopeful the message his father, Andre Warren Sr., recorded at Montgomery …ctional Center will help change his ways.
About 1,500 people have rallied to urge Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima to reject a plan by the central government to build offshore U.S. military runways as part of the controversial relocation of the Marine Corps’ Futenma air station.
The Government needs to support gay New Zealand Olympian Blake Skjellerup and call for the repeal of homophobic laws ahead of the Winter Olympics in Russia, said Green Party rainbow spokesperson Jan Logie.