Thanks to everyone for all your support!
Supervisor Aaron Peskin has taken office - thanks to you - your hard work, your hard-earned donations, and your continuous
support for him and for protecting Golden Gate Park!
Please sign up for SF Ocean Edge Facebook for updates on the fields and on the problems with artificial turf. We also put
legislative updates on our Facebook page.
If you are interested in joining the battle to get SBR (ground up tire waste) out of our parks and playing fields, go to www.healthysoccersf.org
and sign up!
Protect Golden Gate Park Outreach Events
No actions are planned at this time.
Help retire the ballot initiative campaign debt!
is still campaign debt! Please donate to
help reduce this debt ! Any amount will help. Go to http://protectggp.wordpress.com/
and click on Donate.
DO IT TODAY!
SF Ocean Edge - videos and photos of construction
Ocean Edge will be loading photos and videos of the construction/destruction as
it continues. Current videos will be
loaded every few weeks. Viewing
them is only for the strong of heart. Go to our video page for links.
State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo has
introduced legislation prohibiting installation of artificial turf fields with crumb rubber infill in schools and parks, while
the state conducts a study of possible health risks. While the legislation would not affect fields already under construction,
it is an important first step in highlighting the problems with artificial turf fields.
We will provide more information as this story develops.
Senator's Hill's legislation has been defeated (twice!) by the artificial turf lobbyists. Money trumps health!
The Golden Gate Park Preservation
of the western end of Golden Gate
Beach Chalet fields, & Ocean Beach -
Featuring pictures and words created by
So many of you have come to hearings,
written letters to
commissions, and spoken eloquently at neighborhood meetings about your
love of Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach. You have expressed dismay at
the negative impacts of the Beach Chalet Soccer Complex project on Golden Gate
Park, on Ocean Beach, on wildlife, on the people who enjoy these areas every
day, and on future generations. You have told us about your childhood memories,
your day-to-day joy in the Park, and other inspiring experiences.
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, your feelings,
and your experiences with others who love Golden Gate Park!
Send in your submittals -
your photos, your videos, your artwork, your essays, your poems, your songs,
and yes, your best tweets! Share your feelings and your vision with the world!
To learn more and to view other peoples' pictures and ideas, go to www.beachchaletfields.jimdo.com.
Recent press and radio interviews
The debate continues in the media on artificial turf and
on the Beach Chalet project:
"Former CDC toxicologist
unsurprised by alleged link between artificial turf, cancer."
NBC news: "How
safe is the artificial turf
your child plays on?"
SF Examiner: "Protect the Park - Yes on
H," by Susan Vaughan, Chair, San Francisco Group, San Francisco Bay
Chapter, Sierra Club.
KQED Forum: "Artificial Turf War:
S.F. Voters Face Competing Athletic
Youtube: "Why you
should vote yes on H and No on I," Retired Judge Quentin
And in other news: SF Citizens to sue Recreation and Park Department and Private Partner over Fake City Fields
Learn why everyone should have voted Yes on H and No on I
In an interview with
Retired Judge Quentin
Are you confused by the propaganda for Yes on I showing kids playing and making
claims about improving our parks? LEARN
THE PLAIN TRUTH from Retired Superior Court Judge, former California State
Senator, and former member of the Board of Supervisors, Quentin Kopp.
Big Money buys Golden Gate Park!
Chronicle, October 25th, 2014
"Big bucks pour in to
oppose soda tax. Real estate, turf issues also rake in the cash."
"While the soda tax opposition attracted
the biggest bucks,
it’s certainly not the only race with some money left to spend. Proponents of
artificial-turf soccer fields — namely, the Fisher family of Gap clothing fame
— have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into supporting Proposition I,
which would allow turf soccer fields and lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer
fields in Golden Gate Park, and defeating Proposition H, which would ban
synthetic turf and lighting. If both measures pass, the one with more votes
John, Robert and William Fisher each
cut $60,000 checks in the
first few weeks of October, bringing their combined contributions to $586,000
In all, the
on I, No on H campaign has raised nearly $900,000, with almost $260,000
of it coming in the first few weeks of October. As of Oct. 18, the campaign
still had $293,000 in cash to spend.
The other side, which is mostly funded
by small contributions
from San Francisco residents, has $18,000 in the bank — it raised $10,000 in
the first weeks of the month, for a total of $85,000."
Read the entire article here.
In the face of the often extraordinary deception in political campaign mailings,
sometimes the only thing to do is to make fun of them!
the following show on Slideshare:
You can download the poster from Slideshare - just click on the above
Watch and "like" the beautiful film from Rasa Gustaitis and film makers AZ, Eli Noyes, Alligator Planet.
CALIFORNIA COMMONWEALTH CLUB Panel Discussion on
Parks and Privatization
Watch above or click here to go to Youtube to view the Commonwealth Club Panel on privatization and our parks. Go to minute
25:00 to learn more from Tim Redmond about the Beach Chalet and other artificial field projects.
Click below to see the new powerpoint explaining the various city planning documents which support keeping Golden Gate Park
and Ocean Beach free of artificial turf and 150,000 watts of stadium lighting
Watch our new video -- click below or go to the video page.