At 5 p.m. tonight in City Hall’s Room 416, representatives and supporters of The Marsh, the cafe and theater on Valencia Street, will make a case before the Board of Appeals to guarantee conditions during the demolition and construction of a five-story condo building next door to their property.

“We need to make sure the city requires ENFORCEABLE restrictions and conditions in regards to the proposed condos next door,” The Marsh’s Stephanie Weisman, founder and artistic director wrote in an e-mail. “Protect The Marsh from sound and other interference that could be disastrous to our programs and shows. The demolition, construction, and building design all pose a number of threats to the daily functioning of The Marsh.”

View their appellate brief, here.

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Alexander Mullaney is a journalist and publisher in San Francisco. In 2008, he founded The Ingleside Light, a monthly neighborhood newspaper with a circulation of 10,000. In The Ingleside Light he reports on community affairs and publishes the work of both local and student journalists and photographers. He sits on the board of directors of the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, the Ocean Avenue Association, and the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association. In the summer of 2013, Mullaney organized and managed two community journalism courses for youth with City College of San Francisco and the non-profit Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse. The pilot program paid students stipends, offered both high school and college credit, and published their articles and photographs in The Ingleside Light. He intends to find funding to offer the program in 2014. Mullaney holds a bachelors degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. He is studying multimedia and longform writing at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He plans to use his time at graduate school to expand his reportage to produce stories for the public good.

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