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The plant of the month for June is the Blue Puya, or Puya alpestris . Blue Puya is native to the Chilean Andes. It is a tough plant that thrives in hot, dry locations with good drainage. The plant has silvery green spiny leaves that grow in a rosette. It can grow to reach 3 to 4 feet wide. When the plant is mature, usually 6 to 8 years old, it produces an unusual and stunning flower spike with blue flowers with orange stamens - a truly spectacular sight! This Puya grows in the planted area on McDonnell Road, near the north end of the fuel and wash area of the Rental Car Center. There are many...
Avery McGinn, the owner of Klein's Deli, operates by the slogan "Good Eats Neighborly Service," a motto she has imparted to her employees that has brought her business boundless success. Klein's Deli has evolved from a small, local San Francisco deli to a long-standing SFO tenant that displays the same neighborly service at its two SFO locations. Before opening at the Airport, Klein's Deli was well known in the City's Potrero Hill district for 27 years. Avery managed the Deli and prepared sandwiches alongside its owner, Deborah Klein. In 1990, Avery bought the business from Deborah and kept...
SFO mourns the loss of Maria Lourdes Soza, an employee of the Subway food and beverage facility in Terminal 3. Maria was slain by a stray bullet outside the family’s duplex in the Bayview neighborhood on January 28, 2015 while her three children stood just a few feet away. She was employed by Subway for the past eight years and the last position she held was Assistant Manager. “Everybody loved Maria because she was very friendly,” remarked Soza’s sister, who is also named Maria and is the SFO Subway Manager. “She treated customers like family. She was a very hard working woman and always...
The Sunflower is July 2014 Plant of the Month. The Sunflower reminds us of summer days and happy times. Sunflowers are easy to grow as they grow rapidly and can easily reach a height of 6 feet in just three months’ time. Sunflowers grow best in a sunny location, and once they get started, they are drought tolerant. A distinguishing feature of the Sunflower is the flower head tracks the movement of the sun. Sunflowers are an important agricultural crop worldwide. A single flower can produce up to 2,000 seeds which are used for making cooking oil, medicine, paint, animal feed, biodiesel as well...
On June 19, 2014, SFO announced the latest enhancement to its Clean Vehicle infrastructure, outlining plans to install four high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Airport’s Cell Phone Lot. The 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes, were made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which will supply the units to SFO. “We are proud to be an industry leader in Clean Vehicle policy,” said Chief Operating Officer Ivar Satero. “We have achieved this through strong...

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