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By taking a preventative approach to pest control and focusing on natural alternatives to pesticides, the Presidio golf course has been able to cut its pesticide use in half within the last decade and now uses 70-85 percent less pesticide than the majority of private courses in San Francisco. With fewer insects, the only thing bugging your game at the Presidio golf course might be your handicap.
Instead of teeing up, the groundskeepers at the Presidio golf course “tea up” by spraying a “compost tea” instead of chemical pesticides on their greens. This solution is ... (more)
All aboard The Golden Gate Express for a San Francisco experience like no other! The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park brings back its enormously popular garden railway exhibition this winter with many new features and surprises created by local garden railroad aficionados and artists from SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc.’s Artist in Residence program. It’s a celebration of the city of San Francisco as a model train, cable car, streetcar and more wend their way through a lush landscape of dwarf plants and zip past mini versions of the city’s landmark buildings created entirely from... (more)
...Thus the best indicator yet discovered of when an earthquake will strike in the future is the frequency with which earthquakes have struck in that particular spot in the past. Along the Southern San Andreas, from Baja California northward to a point roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the geologic record shows major earthquakes, of about magnitude 8, occurring with metronomic regularity every 150 years. The last one occurred in 1857. Do the math.
Two points about scale here: a magnitude 8 earthquake is not a little bit larger than a magnitude 7, it is ten times... (more)
San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district used to be a great place to visit, with all of the funky cafes, the head shops, the amazing music stores and a great laid-back vibe, but now it’s turned into a battleground where homeless drunks, stoners, small-time pot dealers and an entire armada of world’s lost children have taken over the area by acting like aggressive bullies and fighting the cops, who are losing the war and don’t really seem to care.
One of our friends was recently assaulted by a gang of homeless stoners in the Haight. He was walking down the street, avoiding eye contact... (more)
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...film house which received a $50,000.00 dollar grant from the NEA. In their defense the director of Frameline did say in an e-mail to fox that their $50,000 grant was not to support any program in particular.
Other titles receiving funds include “Perverts Put Out" at San Francisco's CounterPULSE, whose "long-running pansexual performance series" invites guests to "join in for some explicit, twisted fun."
CounterPULSE received a $25,000 grant in the "Dance" category; a staffer there said they were pleased to receive the grant, "which over the next year ... (more)
... I am currently editing a series of books for a gentleman named Charles Speer. His first book of a trilogy he's writing is called "An American Fable". It's a very engrossing historical novel that I think many Broo readers might enjoy. Here's his story:
In this upscale neighborhood of San Francisco, Charlie Speer, a 73-year-old retired CPA, spends his days writing his fictional philosophy, and maintaining his blog, www.fablesbycharlesfairfaxspeer.blogspot.com. His much-anticipated new Web site, www.charliespeer.com, will soon be up and running.
The “rebel” author... (more)
...I missed the best of all times and worlds ' desperately. Therefore, I began to look around. In Reno, Nevada, I saw vestiges and new beginnings of the best of all times and worlds that would probably last my lifetime. So I moved to Reno. I still miss the salty tang of the ocean breeze and San Francisco sourdough bread, but everything else I had loved about California I found in Northern Nevada. For several years, I was a full-time successful businesswoman and successful adjunct professor. Age, old military wounds, and new wounds caught up with me and I am now medically retired. Your... (more)
...France isn't a very big place and might have trouble accomodating a sudden influx of 12-20 million Southern Californians.
After living here for over 10 years, I'm thoroughly convinced that Los Angeles is no where near ready for The Big One. I'm afraid that when it hits, the 1906 San Francisco or the 1989 Loma Prieta quakes are gonna look like opening acts. Remember "The Great Shake Out" last November? Sorry, folks, but that was a joke. It was predetermined when it would "hit" and everyone knew in the back of their heads it was only a drill. When The Big One hits LA,... (more)
...beautiful trees, beautiful people, but also home to beautiful big earthquakes.
Every so often we are reminded that this earth is not ours to do as we please and I think mother nature gets a little shook up and let us know.
I've experience many 'quakes, including the San Francisco Earthquake in 1989. As a California resident, born and rasied I know that these are prevelant and even can gauge how high on the ricther scale they are.
Last Sunday as I was in my kitchen cooking, I felt vibrations. At first I thought it was just my boyfriend running around the... (more)
...of fruit trees, native plants and herb gardens behind Linda Mar School, hosting hands-on seminars on composting to learn how to convert one’s yard waste and kitchen scraps into garden fertilizer, vermiculture demonstrations or learning how to compost using worms, sunflower planting for San Francisco State University’s Great Sunflower Project and of course, Garden Tours to show individuals how the project is teaching sustainable agriculture and techniques for growing one’s own food locally. The Pacifica Garden is run by its two co-directors, Marj Davis and Loretta O’ Brien. They... (more)