FOGG Open Letter – May 11, 2015

May 11th, 2015

Kids Camps Scholarships – Update – More to Do – Please Support!!!

FOGG sends its sincerest “thank you” to those who have taken the time to make a tax deductible Scholarship donation to this year’s Summers Kids Camps Program.

We still have a way to go to get as many kids as possible from low income housing areas to participate in this one of a kind outdoor experience.

In about 3 weeks the Camps will open, and there are still a good number of kids from low income housing who hope they will be selected through the Scholarship program to attend the Camps this summer.

It is up to each of us to make this possible. Remember for every $500 Scholarship from FOGG, the Bay Club adds another one.

Two for the price of one!!

Please join FOGG and the Bay Club, and give these kids a real summer treat by making your tax deductible donation by check to PDF/FOGG. On the memo line write “2015 Scholarship Fund.” Mail to Friends of Golden Gateway, P. O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.

Should you prefer donate on line, please do so  on this website by clicking on the ‘Donate to 2015 Kids Summer Camp’ yellow Donation Button.

Let’s make this a successful and fun filled summer for kids who need a break.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.


FOGG Open Letter – April 18, 2015

April 17th, 2015

Summer Kids Camps Scholarships – Need your Support

In less than six weeks the Bay Club At The Gateway Summer Kids Camps programs begin. FOGG, for the 5th year, is supporting this community wide project by providing scholarship funds to allow kids from low income housing districts to participate. Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Alert – March 26, 2015

March 26th, 2015


Judge Suzanne Bolanos, at the March 25, 2015 hearing, ruled in Superior Court on the motion to dismiss the State Lands Commission’s claim that Proposition B is invalid.

Judge Bolanos ruled that Proposition B was consistent with the Burton Act and the San Francisco Charter.

She also ruled that it was a factual question as to whether a later legislative action pre-empted voter initiatives like Proposition B.

This issue will be further presented and discussed at a court hearing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Judge’s chambers. Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Alert – March 23, 2015

March 23rd, 2015


State Lands Commission Case Against the City – March 25!! Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Alert – March 15, 2015

March 15th, 2015

State Lands Commission Case Against the City – March 25!! Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Open Letter – March 14, 2015

March 12th, 2015

Summer Kids Camps Scholarships – 5th Year!!

FOGG, with the cooperation of The Bay Club At The Gateway, is happy to announce that we will once again provide Summer Kids Camps Scholarships for low income kids this summer.

This is in spite of all the roadblocks that the 8 Washington high rise luxury condominium developer (Simon Snellgrove) threw at us, and continues to throw at us. As you are aware, Mr. Snellgrove wants to demolish the Club and build on this site.

It will be up to you whether we have a successful 5th year of Kids Camp. Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Alert – February 13, 2015

February 13th, 2015


FOGG welcomes 2015 on a positive note.  We know its Friday the 13th, but we have GOOD NEWS!!

On Friday, January 9, 2015, Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II ruled that the EIR (Environmental Impact Report of 2012), for the proposed 8 Washington project did not meet adequate standards, and must be set aside.

Mr. Snellgrove’s Pacific Waterfront Partners possible alternative plans for 8 Washington to use the 2012 EIR as a legal document to support their efforts to proceed has failed.

Judge Robertson II based his decision on that PWP unlawfully relied on outdated traffic data from 2007, and nullifies all approvals that were included in the EIR. Read the rest of this entry »

Seasons Greetings – December 21, 2014

December 20th, 2014


FOGG wishes all of you a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR – 2015!!

We want to thank all of you for your support over these past eleven years that we have been working to preserve our community’s open recreational center, The Bay Club at The Gateway (formerly the Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club).

Our volunteers, attorneys, community organizations, the Bay Club management, all give their time and effort in our united cause.

Each one of you, who attended public hearings, wrote letters, made a financial donation, supported summer Kids Camps Scholarships, and so much more, gives FOGG the desire to continue. We will, with your help, preserve our community’s open recreational center.

Your efforts are deeply appreciated.

We look forward to your continuing interest and support and wish you a peaceful and Happy Holiday Season.

FOGG Open Letter – November 25, 2014

November 28th, 2014


FOGG, thanks to our volunteers and many others, has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

With the great campaign led by our NO WALL ON THE WATERFRONT partners, many community members, and the voters of San Francisco, the proposed 8 Washington Street high rise luxury condominium development went down to an ignominious defeat at the polls in November, 2013.

We are forever thankful for the successful work on our behalf by our three attorneys; Sue Hestor, Louise Renne, and Susan Brandt-Hawley. They’ve been outstanding in preparing the critical legal work needed to confront the developers. While lawsuits are still pending, their research and legal smarts have been invaluable.

Thanks to The Bay Club at The Gateway management and Summer Kids Camps staff for their cooperation in providing one scholarship for everyone FOGG and you, our donors, provided. It was a successful and fun filled Summer Kids Camps for these youngsters from low income housing. Read the rest of this entry »

FOGG Alert – November 16, 2014

November 16th, 2014

Waterfront Land Use Plan Review – Your Comments Are Needed!

We need your help.

The SF Port has begun a review of the Waterfront Land Use Plan. We have a chance to voice our position on what should happen along the San Francisco waterfront for many years to come.

The Waterfront Land Use Plan, first prepared in 1997 is now under review for an update after 17 years.

This will affect our community open recreational space – The Bay Club at The Gateway. Read the rest of this entry »