Posts Tagged ‘sugarloaf’

Who, Besides the New York Times, Says the Sunset District is Bleak? On a Clear Day, You Can See the Farallones

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Or maybe it’s just the Outer Sunset, the Outset, that’s “bleak?”

The view from Golden Gate Heights, more or less, after rain clears. Basically, it’s the Inner Sunset

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Sugarloaf is whiter, so it shows up better than Southeast Farallon proper.

That big underwater nuclear waste dump is just to left of Southeast Farallon, the Big Island. From Hunters Point with love:

But we haven’t dumped 55 gallon drums there since 1970, so that’s good, right?

Anyway, at least the air is clean…

Senator Leland Yee Helps to Re-Open Sava Pool in the Parkside

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Well it’s finally here: San Francisco’s fabulous brand-spanking-new Charlie Sava Pool at 2695 19th Avenue near Wawona in the Parkside / Sunset area. It’s from Mark Cavagnero Associates & Paulett Taggart Architects. Do you like it? Per KCBS:

“Lisa Seitz Gruwell with the Department of Recreation and Parks called the public facility state of the art. “The water system is designed to maximize re-use,” said Seitz Gruwell. “This is probably the most environmentally friendly pool in the city and probably in California.”

Now it’s not as long as the Olympic Club’s gorgeous Olympic-class pool, but Sava Pool is a standard 75-foot length now, so that’s a good thing.

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The scene this morning with hundreds at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Mike Farrah, Director of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Neighborhood Services, on hand:

Senator Leland Yee with Interim Director of the Recreation and Parks Department Jared Blumenfeld, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd:

Supervisor Carmen Chu with the aforementioned ribbon:

Let’s head inside to see the nice looking locker room:

People started using it immediately:

A relay race among local high schools:

Students from Lowell High School won all the relay races (apparently) during the grand opening:

Lots of windows – they’re great. You can see the Pacific. Can you spot the Farallones?

Yes, today you can. Here’s the view looking west from inside the building – Southeast Farallon on the left and Sugarloaf Island on the right:

Fashion update - Carmen’s red shoes caused a minor frisson (“oh my gosh, look at those!”):

Take a look at the destruction of the old and the construction of the new, if you’d like.

Hopefully, the NIMBYs won’t be too upset (they usually get over things after a few years.) And of course this nice pool is a much nicer thing for this neighborhood to be famous for compared with that other fitness center they had at nearby 1202 Vicente.

So there you have it. Would a visit here be worth your hard-earned $4? Signs point to YES.

Just grab your partner (“a kinda out-of-shape 30 yo guy working for some famous tech company doing cool work helping non-profits save the world”) and go.

See you there!