"The Lucky supermarket in Fairmont shopping center closes for good July 24. The rent was being tripled. Guess they wanted Lucky out. Watch for sales," says Better Business Burro. Also, click Comments below this post to see what surprising supermarket shuffle will take place soon.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported July 2 that Airbnb pays more than $1 million a month in tax revenue to the City and County of San Francisco. This stunning revelation is a tribute to the efforts of S.F. city officials who have, despite the fast pace of change, reacted to this new way for homeowners and landlords to make money.
According to Airbnb's website, Pacifica has (at this writing) 66 rentals at an average cost of $171 per night. If rentals were assessed at 10 percent tax (close to the hotel tax), revenues would be about $1,128 per night for the city. On a yearly basis, this would be about $411,000. There would also be revenue from licenses to legitimize these businesses.
A featured listing is one on Talbot Avenue, a house I have seen and been in years ago. It is listed at $350 per night, with an 18-night stay minimum, and a monthly rent of $7,500. The view is fantastic, as is the rent. Is this not a business? The agent listing the property mentions many other properties available for rent.
San Francisco has done much of the preliminary legal work and law-building here. Why wouldn't this be a project for our City Council?
Pacifica City Manager Lorie Tinfow's Tribune op-ed announces a new city/community dialogue on Highway 1 issues. Click the link above to read her July 1 column in the newspaper, and click Comments below this post to follow and join OUR conversation about the highway.
Habitat Project, Sea Crest School 2013-2014, 4th Grade
Coastside Land Trust has partnered with Sea Crest School, Wilkinson School, and other coastside students to showcase the beauty of the region through art. Over the course of the spring season, youth artists have created artwork inspired by local open spaces. The show runs to July 10. Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Pacifica Performances presents Daniel Castro Blues Band, Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, in the building with the colorful mural. Daniel Castro is a blues artist known for being a dynamic performer who leaves it all on stage night after night. He brings crowds to their feet with blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. His band features seasoned musicians Johnny Yu on bass and David Perper on drums and vocals. Tickets are on sale at the door starting 30 minutes before the show, or in advance at http://www.pacificaperformances.org by Friday, 12 noon the weekend of the show. Seats for six or more can be reserved with Visa or MasterCard by calling 650.355.1882 by Friday, 12 noon. Admission: $20 General; $17 Seniors and Students under 25 with current ID; $15 Members; $12 Senior and Students Members; Youths under 18 are free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. For more information or a schedule, call 650.355.1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mildred Owen Hall is wheelchair accessible.
For the past few weeks, whales have been feeding near shore, cruising back and forth past Pedro Point, Gray Whale Cove, and Mussel Rock, among other coastside lookouts, delighting onlookers with spectacular spouts, breaches, and tail splashes. Bait fish have been thick in the water, drawing many seabirds to join in the feeding frenzy, while fishermen have been busy on Sharp Park Pier. (photos by Leo Leon)
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Tell San Mateo County planners which traffic controls and safety measures you want on midcoast Highway 1 (Gray Whale Cove to Half Moon Bay), whether you are a motorist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or anyone concerned about traveling safely on the midcoast. The survey is open until the end of July. Use links above to see all the proposed alternatives and to take the survey.