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Alamo Square in S.F. Looks to Limit Tour Buses

SF Gate – September 27, 2013

“There’s no regulation, no set routes, no set frequency, no loading zones,” said Gus Hernandez, vice president of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association. “They end up going through residential streets, making wide turns or stopping and blocking intersections.”

Painted Ladies Tour Buses Driving Neighbors Mad

SF Gate – May 7, 2014

Gus Hernandez, who heads a neighborhood group, said the ban was a response to Alamo Square becoming increasingly congested with trucked-in tourists who caused traffic headaches and endangered pedestrians and drivers. In peak season, he said, upward of 50 buses cruised through the neighborhood each day.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Offers Financial Aid to Alamo Square Fire Victims

CBS5 KPIX – March 20, 2015

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association President Gus Hernandez says more is needed to help the 35 neighbors who were displaced. “The rents are astronomical and so people that were displaced who had been living there under rent control for many years are struggling to find an affordable unit that’s comparable to what they were living in. So they’ve either had to downsize to a studio or move out of the city,” Hernandez said.

Entropy on Grove Street:
An Enormous Mansion Appears Abandoned

SF Weekly – May 3, 2017

This effort to keep the property safe and functional shouldn’t fall on residents, according to Gus Hernandez, President of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association.

“930 Grove St. is a historic resource in the Alamo Square Historic District,” he says. “Keeping these rent-controlled units off the market during a housing crisis is really unconscionable, but the solution is not to simply re-issue a permit for a dilapidated building. Why is the city not doing its job? This shouldn’t fall on neighbors, figuratively or literally.”

SFMTA Pulls 180 on Costly McAllister Traffic Circle

SF Weekly – August 17, 2018

“Neighborhood residents are open to finding a viable solution for this intersection, but the SFMTA has decided to remove the traffic circle for now due to existing safety concerns,” Gus Hernandez, president of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, tells SF Weekly. 

Alamo Square Park, Neighbor of Painted Ladies, Reopening

SF Gate- May 23, 2018

“It’s such a beautiful site to wake up to and come home to,” said Gus Hernandez, who has lived nearby for 12 years and is president of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association. “We are very lucky to have this gem in the neighborhood. A lot of our association’s activities center around the park, from our annual flea market to volunteer days and playground events for babies and their parents. We’ve had to cancel those events. Everyone is looking forward to building the community ties once again.”