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First Meeting to Make Plans

This is our first opportunity to meet each other and discuss what to do. Also, we can figure out slogans for our protest signs and look at the area around the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.

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  • MJ P.

    Hi, I can make it. I'll be in town.

    Okay, "Starbucks". Cross streets would help.
    I'm fine with Andronico's too. Irving and Funston?

    February 19, 2015

  • Teresa

    Sorry I can't make this meeting either, just heard about it and a fully committed elsewhere, but will look to future meetups, hope the results are fruitful. I second the vote for Andronico's, they have a lot more room, more selection to buy if you choose to but no pressure to do so. They do have wireless if needed. Eager to hear the results of the meeting!

    March 1, 2014

    • Howard

      I visited Andronico's right before the meeting and saw that it had a fairly big area for groups to meet and 2 restrooms. I plan to have us meet there next time unless I find something even better. The Starbucks was too crowded. This was our first meeting and we had 6 people, some of whom could only stay for a short period. When I started my giant walking group the first walk had only 6 people, and now we get many walks with over 80 people. Things will go good for us if Meetup can solve its denial-of-service attacks.

      March 1, 2014

  • Gary M.

    I can't make this event today but I support the goal of opening our parks and natural spaces to all. I found these two good articles about the SF Botanical Garden. First this one: and this commentary before the fees were adopted:

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I won't be able to make it today. See you on the walk next Saturday.

    March 1, 2014

  • Harry


    I would suggest having this meeting at Andronico's which has a larger cafe and meeting space.

    Also, while a chain, it is locally owned.

    February 18, 2014

    • Howard

      Thanks for the info. I will try and check Andronico's out as soon as I can for future meetings, and any other place anyone in our group recommends. For our first meeting I don't want to change the location because one or more people may show up at that Starbucks and not find us. I am not super anti chains. Starbucks with their restrooms have been a big help to my big walking group. I even told my walking group members when we visited East Alameda City that all of the 19 restaurants there I checked had bad ratings with the Alameda County Health Department and that the only recommendation I had was to choose any big chain restaurant in that area so if they get sick they can sue and collect much more money, a small fortune.

      February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Howard, sorry won't be able to join you March 1, I'll be at the History Expo at the Old Mint - has nothing to do with Starbucks vs Andronico's. Hope this inaugural meeting is fruitful and not fractious.

    An FYI for Harry - the Parks Alliance is one of the good guys, check out their advocacy and work in greater detail. Maybe, in the future after it's more developed, this group could partner with them.

    February 20, 2014

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