The new MUNI T-Line/Central Subway is officially open 7 days a week. With the nearest T-Line stop just one block away on 4th Street & King, Arterra residents are now just 3 stops away from Downtown, and have direct service to Chinatown. Check out the SFMTA Central Subway page for details https://www.sfmta.com/projects/central-subway-project
For those residents opting to enjoy holiday décor in their home this season, be sure to take note of the following “good neighbor” and safety tips below!
Good Neighbor Holiday Décor Tips:
- When carrying a Christmas tree into or out of the building, use a tree bag or tarp to prevent pine needles from dropping to the floors. Ask a staff member if you need to borrow a tarp. Promptly clean up any needles that might accidentally fall onto common area floors.
- Do display holiday decorations from inside your unit or on your exclusive use patio, but never in the common areas.
- Don’t hang lights or decorations from balcony railings or the exterior walls of the building.
- Wreaths may be hung from the outside of your unit door with an over-the-door hanger.
- Do remove all holiday décor visible from outside of your unit by January10th.
Safety tips for a happy and safe holiday season:
- Use only Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved lights and cords.
- Use only approved outdoor lights for outdoor use and make sure they are weatherproof.
- Lights should be thoroughly inspected prior to installation.
- Miniature or indoor lights generate less heat and will not dry out the tree as much as larger lights.
- Always unplug all lights and blow out all candles before leaving the house or going to bed.
- Never use candles near trees or windows.
- If you choose to use a natural, cut Christmas tree, select only the freshest. Needles should bend, not break, when folded.
- Keep the stand full of water and check it daily.
- Keep the tree away from heat sources and heater vents.
- Remove the tree promptly after the holidays or once the needles begin to fall.
Did you know that the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee typically meets once a month to discuss Mission Bay development and other neighborhood matters? Attending these meetings is a great way to stay up to date on important topics in your neighborhood.
For more information, visit the SF Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure Mission Bay page @ https://sfocii.org/mission-bay To get on their mailing list and receive notice of scheduled meetings, email Marc Slutzkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wake up early…very early for the Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, part of the San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes” and is a one day event. This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas with the exception of where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.
Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 4 to 6 am
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
FREE but you’ll need a boat ticket to get to Alcatraz
Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am; boats run from 4:45-6 am.
There will be presenters on current and past Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend human rights, sovereignty, treaties, sacred sites and traditional lands, plus there will be drummers and dancers. The event commemorates 524 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring their ancestors and future generations, as well as IITC’s 43 years of work for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples, 1974 – 2018.