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In memoriam: Elaine Turner

Our friend and longtime North Beach resident, passed away at the California Pacific Medical Center during the night of March 11th. Elaine died of natural causes after a brief illness.
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Elaine lived all her adult life in San Francisco. She was employed by the Bechtel Corporation and the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison. But in her heart, Elaine was an actress. And in later life, she got to study at the Shelton Studios, and perform on stage at the San Francisco Playhouse. She was also an avid dancer, a tango enthusiast; and if she remembered the lyrics, always ready to join anyone in an impromptu duet of the old songs.

She was an independent woman, and will be missed by her friends, neighbors, and acquaintances at the Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers.
Elaine requested there be no funeral. Her remains were cremated by Duggan’s Funeral Service, and will be scattered at sea. For donations in her memory: San Francisco Senior and Disability Action, or the Tenderloin Housing Clinic [for attorney defense against Ellis Evictions.]
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 27, 2015.

2015 Annual Election & Membership Event

Thursday, April 23: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Seaglass Restaurant @ The Exploratorium
Pier 15 San Francisco, CA 94133

Individual plates of a variety of appetizers and glass of wine. Ticket for the Exploratorium after the meeting an option.
RSVP required by April 17th! April 22!
The Program

  • 6:30pm-Meeting and Election
  • 6:45pm-Harvey Smith, President of the National New Deal Preservation Association
    will speak about “The New Deal’s Lasting Legacy on Telegraph Hill and San Francisco’s Waterfront”
  • 7:30-10pm-For a special $5 THD members rate you can tour the Exploratorium until closing time

$25 ($20 without Exploratorium ticket).

    To reserve online:

  • Meeting, Appetizers and Exploratorium Tour ($25) click here.
  • Meeting and Appetizers ($20) click here.

Or mail check to:
THD April Membership Dinner PO Box 330159 San Francisco, CA 94133

For only the meeting and election, please arrive at 6:30 PM.
Restaurant also requires knowledge of those attending only for the meeting; please leave a message at 415-THD-1011 or email to president@thd.org to be added to the list.

West Side Refreshment Kiosk selected

West Side Option

West Side Option

The Rec+Parks Commission commissioners unanimously voted to direct staff to pursue the westside kiosk proposal at Coit Tower for environmental review. Two key points were safety and quality of life complaints about the eastside option — and no public opposition to the westside proposal. THDer Jon Golinger said “if the kiosk has to go somewhere,the westside trumps the eastside.” Read coverage in the SF Examiner.