Two-part program: (1) BART Update, with Nick Josefowitz; (2) The Bay Area’s Housing Crisis, with Corey Smith
Monday, March 27, 2017
Nick Josefowitz came to SHARP in September 2014, when he was running for election to the BART Board of Directors. He was bright, personable, and unsurprisingly vague when it came to explaining how he or anyone else would actually get things done to make BART the “world-class transportation system” he said it should be. Josefowitz won the election. Now he returns to SHARP to tell us what he has accomplished in the last two years. (Click on “About Nick” and scroll down.) Bring your respectful, informed, probing questions.
At about 7:45, Corey Smith from the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) will speak about the housing crisis in the Bay Area. SFHAC “advocates for the creation of well-designed, well-located housing, at all levels of affordability. . . .” SHARP is a member of SFHAC.
Monday, April 24, 2017
After both world wars, San Francisco reinvented itself as it faced the challenge of housing the many people who flocked here. The largely middle class newcomers did not need and could not afford houses with the grand floor plans of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Largely on the city’s West Side, San Francisco responded to the challenge with a variety of new styles that not only reflected the city’s changing makeup but helped define how America would house its burgeoning middle class. James Dixon, a local architect and an expert on the city’s housing styles, will explore the laboratory of innovation that built much of the city we know today.
Monday, May 22, 2017
In July 2015, Jeanne Snyder introduced us to plant-based cooking with a talk, demo, and free samples for all. A full-house audience gobbled up the treats and learned how to make them. Now Jeanne returns with more plant-based tips and treats. As gifted a presenter as she is a cook (check out her beautiful website), Jeanne will again take us step by step as she prepares her dishes. Details to come. In the meantime, get hungry.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meetings occur on the last Monday of the month, at 7 p.m., at our meeting space—the ground floor of 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). map