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Protect Golden Gate Park leafleting

Sunday, December 21st, 2014


11:00 am to 1:00 pm

GAP Store

Powell and Market

For updates on demonstrations, go to www.protectggp.org.

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December 28th - SFOE Between-the-Holidays EGGNOG & POTLUCK party!

 

Homemade Eggnog and Other Libations

December 28th, Sunday

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

1243 42nd Avenue, SF. between Lincoln and Irving.

Bring your favorite dish and yourself!

RSVP: Let us know you will be there! 

PS: If you forget to RSVP, come anyway!

 


Help retire the ballot initiative campaign debt!


Yes, there is still campaign debt!  Please donate to help reduce this debt !  Any amount will help.   Go to http://protectggp.wordpress.com/ and click on DonateDO IT TODAY!



SF Ocean Edge - videos and photos of construction

 

SF Ocean Edge will be loading photos and videos of the construction/destruction as it continues.   Current videos will be loaded in the next few days.  Viewing them is only for the strong of heart.  

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The Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance

  announces an

Online Celebration

of the

Beauty of the western end of Golden Gate Park,

the Beach Chalet fields, & Ocean Beach -

Featuring pictures and words created by -- YOU!!!!!

      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.

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Recent press and radio interviews


The debate continues in the media on artificial turf and on the Beach Chalet project:


Soccerwire.com, "Former CDC toxicologist unsurprised by alleged link between artificial turf, cancer."

           http://www.soccerwire.com/news/a-level-of-risk-former-cdc-toxicologist-unsurprised-by-alleged-link-between-artificial-turf-cancer/

NBC news"How safe is the artificial turf your child  plays on?"

           http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/how-safe-artificial-turf-your-child-plays-n220166

SF Examiner"Protect the Park - Yes on H,"  by Susan Vaughan, Chair, San Francisco Group, San Francisco Bay Chapter, Sierra Club. 

           http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/protect-the-park-yes-on-h/Content?oid=2911002

KQED Forum: "Artificial Turf War: S.F. Voters Face Competing Athletic Field Plans,"

           http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201410240930

Youtube: "Why you should vote yes on H and No on I,"  Retired Judge Quentin Kopp

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qt66jWZg8&feature=youtu.be

And in other news: SF Citizens to sue Recreation and Park Department and Private Partner over Fake City Fields

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Learn why everyone should have voted Yes on H and No on I

In an interview with

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp

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.

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Big Money buys Golden Gate Park! 

SF Chronicle, October 25th, 2014

"Big bucks pour in to oppose soda tax. Real estate, turf issues also rake in the cash."

Soccer fields

"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 wins.

John, Robert and William Fisher each cut $60,000 checks in the first few weeks of October, bringing their combined contributions to $586,000 this year.

In all, the Yes 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.

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In the face of the often extraordinary deception in political campaign mailings, sometimes the only thing to do is to make fun of them! 
 Enjoy the following show on Slideshare:

You can download the poster from Slideshare - just click on the above link.

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Watch and "like" the beautiful film from Rasa Gustaitis and film makers AZ, Eli Noyes, Alligator Planet. (Youtube)

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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.

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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.

Video/audio links

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Join us to help protect Golden Gate Park for today and for future generations.  There is only one Golden Gate Park!


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Volunteers are always needed - contact us if you are interested!
SF Ocean Edge - Where Golden Gate Park meets Ocean Beach
 
SAVE GOLDEN GATE PARK  visitors have been referred to this website.
See also:  www.goldengateparkpreservation.org for information on other GGP issues

The Campaign in favor of Proposition H and against Proposition I is being run by the Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park. You can reach them by clicking on this link. Their FPPC # is 1367676 .

SF Ocean Edge is an all-volunteer group of San Franciscans who love Golden Gate Park and want it protected for kids of all ages today and for future generations. We are donating our labor to this website.

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Save Golden Gate Park (c)  and  SF Ocean Edge (c) 2090, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014  K. Howard