Neighborhood Notes Monster poll Steven Parr and dental work for the homeless

first_img‘I Am Not A Monster’ Poll ResultsWe asked readers earlier this week if they thought the “I Am Not A Monster” ad campaign in the 16th and Mission BART station should be removed. Sixty percent of respondents said yes. The poll appeared in our piece about Nancy Ana Lucero, a lifelong resident of San Francisco, who says she was misled when asked to appear in the ad. The campaign was meant to give a human face to the massive development proposal for the 16th and Mission BART Plaza, which opponents have dubbed the “Monster in the Mission.” The developer, Maximus, who funds Mission4All, promises the ads will come down in the next few weeks (they were scheduled to come down Dec. 31).One-hundred and thirty respondents explained justified a “yes” vote by saying Lucero was “Not properly informed about how image would be portrayed.” More than 100 respondents said “Mission4All is a scam, these people only want money.” Others said Lucero was misled and victimized by a deception. Those of you who didn’t think the posters should be taken down said it was Lucero’s responsibility to “do her due diligence.” Others defended Maximus by saying they paid for the advertisement and got participants like Lucero to sign leases. Others simply stated their support for the development project and gentrification (there were nine votes for “I love gentrification”).Steven Parr Memorial Service A memorial service for film archivist and Mission fixture Steven Parr will take place Jan. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. Parr, who founded the San Francisco Media Archive and Oddball Films — where he screened movies from his massive collection — died in October. The service will include tributes, film and music, followed by a reception. All are welcome.HealthRIGHT 360 dental clinic to openHealthRIGHT 360 is opening its first dental clinic at 1563 Mission St. to serve homeless and low-income people with special needs, such as addiction and mental health issues. The Integrated Care Center will open Jan. 8.The new project will work to address the gap in dental services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and the complex set of needs low-income and homeless patients have. The clinic will serve everyone. Facing an eviction? You’ll want an attorneyYou’re entitled to a lawyer if you’re accused of a crime, but not when you’re facing eviction. Housing rights activists want to change that, and this Saturday they will be gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would make San Francisco residents entitled to legal representation when facing eviction. Join them. They’ll be handing out petitions and clipboards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 350 Alabama St. They need 17,000 signatures by Feb. 5.Flooding barriers go up ahead of rains Rain will be back on Monday, so the city will erect flood barriers this Sunday on the sidewalks at 17th and Folsom. If you’re in the area, be warned that those streets may be partially blocked, and there may be temporarily limited parking. 0%center_img Tags: development Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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Our City Our Home campaign prepares for DavidvsGoliath battle

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Only blocks away from where Food Not Bombs volunteers serve black beans to a long line of homeless men and women at the 16th and Mission BART plaza, a cadre of homeless advocates donned eveningwear and clinked glasses as they regrouped for what is sure to be a historic battle. “This is our time,” Jennifer Friedenbach, the executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness, told a group of some 50 people gathered last night at Slate Bar on 16th Street. “This is going to be a David vs. Goliath fight.” Friedenbach was referring to Our City, Our Home — a ballot measure that, if passed by voters in November, would direct nearly $300 million to city housing and homelessness services via a tax on San Francisco companies that gross more than $50 million a year. And it figures to be a “David-and-Goliath fight,” because the measure is sure to meet well-funded opposition from some of the city’s most powerful business interests. Already, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has indicated that it will oppose the measure. “They’re going to be spending millions,” Friedenbach predicted. Meanwhile, the evening’s fundraising goal was $8,000. Nevertheless, the atmosphere at the trendy bar on the fringe of the Mission was one of relief and celebration — or, as 30-year-old Evan Owski put it, “inevitability.” Owski was one of the 500 volunteers who snapped into action to gather a whopping 28,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, despite a dearth of paid signature-gatherers, which nearly crippled the effort. “So many people I talk to say, ‘this is a no-brainer,’ or, ‘why haven’t we done this?’” Owski said. “There is a sense of inevitability that I hope translates into people actually coming out to volunteer for us.” Owski, who himself gathered 400 signatures, said it will be crucial for the campaign to mobilize with the same sense of urgency as the volunteers gathering signatures. “We’re going to need people to drop literature on doors, help us make fundraising calls — we need all kinds of help,” he said. If approved by a simple majority of voters, half of the estimated $300 million generated annually by the tax would be routed to building, rehabilitating and preserving some 4,000 units of housing. A quarter of the funds would be used for mental health services. And around 15 percent would help to prevent homelessness, while 10 percent would be used to create new shelter beds. “This is one of the biggest, boldest measures San Francisco has seen to address homelessness,” said Sam Lew, a policy director at the Coalition on Homelessness and Our City, Our Home’s campaign manager. “There isn’t a larger measure to address housing and homelessness, I think, in the United States.” The Mission District, Lew said, would see a relatively quick reduction in street homelessness, as the plan would be to open up around 1,000 SRO rooms for those in the most need. She added that the 15 percent of the haul aimed at homelessness prevention — i.e. long- and short-term rental subsidies for the elderly and disabled — would aid in curbing the neighborhood’s high rate of displacement. The evening was undoubtedly a nexus of the city’s progressive politicos. District 6 Supervisor candidate Matt Haney was there, as was former District 11 Supervisor John Avalos, who said he donated to the campaign and will be going door-to-door to promote the measure. Dean Preston, who is running for District 5 in 2019, said he will be mobilizing volunteers. “For me, the top priority in San Francisco over the next few months is to make sure this passes,” he said. “I mean, I’ve pulled papers to run for supervisor, but in terms of what we’re really going to be doing is passing this measure.”  Early in the evening, as the music bumped and attendees pecked at tamales with plastic forks, former District 9 Supervisor and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano took the floor, and recalled how the conventional wisdom was that Our City, Our Home would never amass the necessary 10,000 signatures because “you have to pay all this money for signatures.” “You know what I say?” he continued. “Don’t fuck with us — because that’s what makes us stronger.” center_img Email Address,0%last_img read more

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THE new era of Rugby League is upon us and with it

first_imgTHE new era of Rugby League is upon us and with it comes a new venue for the Magic Weekend.Your Saints will take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday May 31 at 3.15pm at the fantastic St James’ Park in Newcastle.The venue and the City offer a superb package of fun and activities to keep the family entertained over the whole Magic Weekend.The 12 First Utility Super League teams play a full round of fixtures at on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31.Tickets are on sale now from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or clicking here, with Season Ticket Holders entitled to a significant discount of 50% per ticket:STHNon-STH Conc STHConc Non-STHCat 1: Day (allocated)£22.50£40£11.25£22.50Cat 1: Weekend (allocated)£35£65£35£17.50Cat 2: Day (unallocated)£17.50£30£8.75£17.50Cat 2: Weekend (unallocated)£27.50£50£27.50£13.75Cat 3: Day (unallocated)£12.50£20£6.25£12.50Cat 3: Weekend (unallocated)£20£35£20£10Fans looking to secure discounted accommodation early in the North East can do so via a special Magic Weekend WebsiteNewcastle Gateshead In Detail:United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) form a single vibrant visitor destination. Newcastle Gateshead is the place to come for thrilling sport, dazzling culture and superb shopping, great places to eat and – it’s not just us that say it – one of Europe’s best nights out!And it’s all served up with a hearty helping of our famous Geordie friendliness, from the moment our iconic Angel of the North welcomes you – literally – with open arms.At intu Eldon Square you can hop from major department stores like John Lewis and Fenwick to chic boutiques without stepping outside. Intu Metrocentre, Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure centre, has over 300 shops as well as restaurants, an IMAX cinema and an entertainment centre to keep kids of all ages amused.Fancy a spot of history? Then admire the view from the Norman Castle Keep, standing on the original site of the ‘New Castle’ which gave the city its name.Or step back more than2,000 years to discover our Roman heritage at the Great North Museum: Hancock. And there’s plenty more in store at the Hancock, from live pythons and lizards to a life-size T-Rex skeleton! If you’re hungry for more learning fun, head to Life Science Centre and discover just what makes you human with interactive science demonstrations, a daring 4D motion ride and a range of films and live events in Britain’s most popular planetarium.For a stunning roof-top view and spot of fine dining visit SIX at BALTIC. Or experience a touch of glamour at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar and Grill. If you’re on the lookout for great Geordie beers with tasty pub classics, head to The Broad Chare on the Quayside, recent winner of a Michelin Bib Gourmand.www.NewcastleGateshead.comlast_img read more

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First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgLMS scored two tries in an 80-minute performance at loose-forward, in a game that Saints started and ended with a bang, but were made to work hard through the middle periods.On the win that consolidated Saint’s lead at the top of the Betfred Super League table, Louis said:“To get the two points was good, but we let ourselves down a bit in the middle.“Leeds have got some really good players, we started really well in the first half and ended the second half well, the mood in the camp is buzzing, we have got the winning taste in our mouth and we just want to keep that going.”Watch the full interview below.,On the win that consolidated Saint’s lead at the top of the Betfred Super League table, Louis said:“To get the two points was good, but we let ourselves down a bit in the middle.“Leeds have got some really good players, we started really well in the first half and ended the second half well, the mood in the camp is buzzing, we have got the winning taste in our mouth and we just want to keep that going.”Watch the full interview below.last_img read more

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Confrontation over loud child in Carolina Beach restaurant ends with gun drawn

first_img Luke Aaron Tiller, 31, is charged with assault by pointing a gun.Police spokesman Scott Hettinger said an argument started over Tiller’s child making loud noises. The alleged victim asked Tiller to stop the kid from hitting a glass.Hettinger said the confrontation ended with Tiller pulling a gun.Related Article: Wilmington Police wants new technology to solve crimesDiners in the restaurant panicked and ran out.Tiller left the area before police arrived.  Police arrested Tiller and seized the firearm in the 700 Block of N.Lake Park Blvd.Tiller is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Luke Aaron Tiller (Photo: Carolina Beach Police Department) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Raleigh man is accused of pulling a gun on a stranger inside a restaurant in Carolina Beach.Carolina Beach Police say it happened Friday just before 7:00 p.m. at the Deck House on Charlotte Avenue.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Francis Zammit Dimech launches MEP reelection campaign

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> MEP candidate for the Nationalist Party Francis Zammit Dimech, has today launched his campaign to be reelected for the European Parliament.Zammit Dimech, who was elected to replace Therese Comodini Cachia in June 2017, told the audience at his launch that he had managed to achieve results on the fight against cancer, environmental protection and on the fairness of competition for small businesses.He stated that should he be returned to Strasbourg, he was determined to, ‘safeguard our reputation and our rights, to fight injustices and improve the quality of life of the Maltese and Gozitans through better health services and a sustainable economy.’The event was attended by the current PN leader Adrian Delia and the former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi.Both men praised Francis Zammit, saying he was a ‘team player’ and a reliable and dependable politician.Adding musical accompaniment to the event was a performance from the ‘ZENE Quartet’. Zammit Dimech had been working towards improving the cultural sector and importance of Maltese and Gozitan bands in Europe.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Long term unemployment low in Malta compared to EU

first_imgLong term unemployment rates for economically active Maltese in 2018, are below EU averages according to new figures.Eurostat reports that the demographic of the population between 15 and 74 years old, were almost 13% below the EU average for 2018, (30.8% and 43.2% respectively.) The figure represents an almost 10% reduction on the previous year (2017 – 40.1%).These new unemployment figures also outperform fellow Mediterranean states by between 1% and just over 20% respectively. According to Eurostat, Cyprus is recorded to have 31.7%, Spain on 41.7%, Portugal 43.7% and Italy on 58.1%.Scandinavian states within the European Union, outperform the European average. Iceland recorded unemployment in 2018 at 10.3%, Denmark 20.9%, Sweden at 18.6% and Finland at 21.8%. This reflects a reduction of between over 50% and 70% less than the current EU average.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Eight Egyptian security personnel killed attack in Sinai – state TV

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Eight Egyptian security personnel were killed on Wednesday in an attack at a checkpoint in north Sinai, where five militants were also killed, Egypt state TV said.Militants launched attacks on a number of security checkpoints in northern Sinai, state television reported on Wednesday. .Previously, medics and a security source told Reuters that at least three security personnel, including one officer died, as well as one civilian in one of the attacks. Other security sources put the police death toll at 10 and said that four militants were also killed.Egyptian forces have long been battling Islamist militants behind a series of attacks on security forces and civilians in northern Sinai.The Egyptian army and police launched a major security campaign against militants in February last year, following an attack in November 2017 on a mosque in which hundreds of worshippers died.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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Update 2 BOVs POS terminals and ATMs back to normal

first_imgThe Bank of Valletta has said that its Point Of Sale terminals and ATM systems are no back up and running.This follows technical issues which resulted in the systems going down during Saturday afternoon and leaving customers unable to buy items either in Malta or abroad.BOV has said that it has apologised for the inconvenience caused to its customers.Absolutely disgusting – Maltese holiday maker affected by BOV problemsMaltese holidaymakers have been getting in touch with Newsbook.com.mt to explain how the problem with their BOV cards have been affecting them.‘Absolutely disgusting.’ one holidaymaker has told Newsbook.com.mt. They say that they are, ‘stuck in Madrid with no access to funds,’ having had to cancel reservations and won’t be able to do any shopping.They added that the situation happened at around 2PM lunchtime when they found out that both of their cards had been declined. Initially thinking that their cards had been declined, they called BOV for 10 minutes and received no answer. They managed to get through and BOV explained that the problem had been today with the system being down for an update.‘We are still without money so can’t do anything. Holiday is a disaster today.’When Newsbook.com.mt last spoke to them, they were, ‘in a cafe as it’s 40 degree and can’t go anywhere now.’Taking care of cashAnother Maltese holiday maker who is also in Madrid, told Newsbook.com.mt that the problem happened to them in the early afternoon finding it strange that their cards were ‘unusually declined and I had to use my cash to pay.’Now they haven’t been able to do any shopping or to eat out.‘I subsequently called BOV contact centre and they confirmed their problem but had no idea when it would be solved,’ they added.BOV’s point of sale terminals and ATM downBank of Valletta’s ATM systems and point of sale terminals are not working.A BOV spokesperson told Newsbook.com.mt that the bank is experiencing technical issues with its point of sale terminal and ATM system on Saturday. He further added that the bank is doing its utmost to resolve the issue and as it apologised for any inconvenience caused.“Customers had to go home for cash”A spokesperson for PAMA said that many of its clients had to go home and retrieve cash or issue a cheque due to technical issues. Newsbook.com.mtTechnical issues seem to have developed earlier on in the afternoon on Saturday.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Rondon joins Benitez at Dalian Yifang

first_img SharePrint Salomon Rondon has joined Chinese club Salomon Rondon for £16.5m from West Bromwich. The Venezuela international striker spent last season on loan at Newcastle United and managed to score 12 goals for the Magpies.According to reports in the English press, both Newcastle and West Ham wanted to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent basis but the former Zenit St Petersburg striker opted to join Benitez at Dalian Yifang. The Asian club already boasts of Yannick Carrasco and former Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik in its ranks.A statement on West Bromwich’s official website read:“Rondon arrived at The Hawthorns in the summer of 2015 and made 120 appearances for the Baggies, scoring 28 goals.”“The club wishes Salomon and his family all the very best in the future.”WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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