Betty Duran (left), appellant of the Fairmont 7-Eleven permits due to be heard before City Council on July 27, greets Congresswoman Jackie Speier in Pacifica, where they discussed Duran's appeal. (photo by Pacifica.city)
Daly City council member David Canepa, who follows this hospital issue closely on behalf of his constituents, says in an exclusive interview with Riptide that the community is "celebrating" BlueMountain's acquisition of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DOCHS), including Seton Hospital in Daly City and Seton Coastside Hospital in Moss Beach. Canepa adds that everyone is "relieved" that this has been resolved, though the deal still must be approved by California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Canepa says he considers it a 95 percent certainty that the AG will sign off on it by November, allowing BlueMountain Capital Management to buy the six-hospital DOCHS chain. BlueMountain unit Integrity Healthcare will manage the hospitals, which will remain nonprofit.
Manor 7-Eleven began repairing its permit-mandated landscaping less than 24 hours after Pacifica Riptide carried a comment on the issue. Historical note: Legendary Pacifica Mayor Nick Gust had asked 7-Eleven to do this 43 years ago:
Mori Point (foreground), Rockaway Headland and Pedro Point (background) Sharp Park Golf Course (foreground), Sharp Park Fishing Pier (background) Pacifica State Beach, Linda Mar Whale breaches just offshore (Leo Leon photos)
Pacifica Historical Society finishes its masterful mural on a wall of the Crespi Mini Storage building. Slightly reminiscent of Georges Seurat's 1884 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte, it's both a monumental public artwork and a beautiful addition to the neighborhood. (Story and photo by Pacifica.city)
The Better Business Burro hears that homeless squatters may have occupied the former Denny's restaurant at the Linda Mar shopping center. We await independent confirmation of this. If it's true, good luck to them dodging the Kimco rental collection agency.
This story covers most of the issues, with City Council member Sue Digre's mention of newly available traffic signal technology by Siemens and Rhythm Engineering. But it would have been nice if the Examiner reporter had interviewed anti-widening advocates and new council member John Keener, who was elected on an anti-widening platform. (Editor's note to Examiner: It's Calera Parkway Project, NOT Calera Creek Parkway Project.)
"Aisles and shelves almost completely bare. One aisle of candy and some of their beer that was not marked down remained. Someone there said another Lucky at that site by the end of the year. Maybe Dollar Tree expands so slightly smaller Lucky," says Pacifica.city. (Photos above by Pacifica.city)
"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.
Pacifica City Manager Lorie Tinfow's July 1 Tribune op-ed announced a new city/community dialogue on Highway 1 issues. Click the link above to read her column, and click Comments below this post to join OUR highway "conversation."