A Look Back in History: Equestrian Permits

Before the municipalization of the water supply in the Bay Area in 1930, water supply and largely water rights were controlled by the Spring Valley Water Company (SVWC). The foundsf.org website describes the forces that drove SVWC’s expansion: “The 1890s saw a rash of development of communities down the Peninsula for the land barons who…

Five New Vendors Join Bayview Bistro Food Park

From ceviche and tacos to BBQ and vegan soul food, Bayview Bistro just added five new vendors to its food park lineup. Supported by the SFPUC, its social impact partners and OEWD, Bayview Bistro was created in collaboration with the community to encourage local workers, residents and visitors to patronize neighborhood-owned businesses. Bayview Bistro also aims to…

How the SFPUC Practiced Emergency Communications While Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

“Ham radios can save lives!” said Nohemy Revilla, SFPUC Wastewater Engineer. “Ham radio is a system that uses radio waves to communicate wirelessly. In the event of a disaster, ham radio operators provide valuable assistance to first-responders, by augmenting other communication technology which may be inoperative.” The SFPUC employs many licensed amateur (ham) radio operators. In…