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S.F. losing kids as parents seek schools, homes
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/20/11 | Heather Knight

Posted on 06/20/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT by SmithL

For Kearsley Higgins, raising a baby in San Francisco was idyllic. She and her husband owned a small two-bedroom house in the Castro, she found plenty of activities for her daughter, Maya, and made friends through an 11-member mothers' group.

Now as the mother of an almost 4-year-old, with a baby boy due in September, Higgins has left. A year ago, she and her husband, a digital artist, bought a four-bedroom home with a large backyard in San Rafael. Maya easily got into a popular preschool and will be enrolled in a good public elementary school when the time comes.

The other moms in Higgins' group have moved on, too - to the East Bay, the Peninsula, Michigan and Texas. Just one of the 11 still lives in San Francisco.

"Everyone was very committed to the city when we were starting, and then they all left," said Higgins, 36, a stay-at-home mom. "You see tons of strollers in the city and people running around with the little ones, but then the vacuum occurs."

And the vacuum is growing.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: breeders; family; sanfranciscovalues; sf; suburbs; urban

1 posted on 06/20/2011 7:59:51 AM PDT by SmithL
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And the vacuum is growing.
They're acknowledging that it sucks to raise a family in San Francisco.
2 posted on 06/20/2011 8:01:11 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Former mayor Gavin Newsom joined the exodus. He’s remarried now, and his new wife and family have abandoned the city.

Ironic, because Newsom worked as mayor to try to keep families with children in San Francisco. But he voted with his feet too.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 8:01:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SmithL

But they still have the gays! And the flagrant joy!


4 posted on 06/20/2011 8:02:40 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: ponygirl

Soon to be a city of childless libs and wrinkle up old homos.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 8:04:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SmithL

Good. SF isn’t a good place for kids anyway.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 8:04:27 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: SmithL

Maybe the unspoken truth is that they really didn’t want to raise their kids in The Castro? It’s one thing to live in such a place as an adult without kids. But it’s yet another to want to have childen exposed to what goes on there.


7 posted on 06/20/2011 8:05:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SmithL
"Wherever he winds up living in the long term, Newsom sticks by his efforts as mayor to retain families. He pointed to a long list of policies, including universal preschool, universal after-school programs, universal health care, revitalized parks and libraries, and a working family tax credit."

The homosexuals of San Francisco appreciate all the efforts to improve city life. Especially those "revitalized parks and libraries", though they miss the kids.

8 posted on 06/20/2011 8:06:44 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: SmithL; wbill

Ping.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 8:07:15 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You know if I don’t remember I’m gonna forget.)
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To: SmithL
and will be enrolled in a good public elementary school ...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There are NO good government schools in this nation!

1) ALL government owned and run schools in this nation are godless in their worldview. Simply by attending children learn to think and reason godlessly. They must merely to cooperate in the classroom and turn in assignments. ( Christian teachers who attempt to sneak in a little Christian philosophy or belief teach the children that Christians are sneaky.)

2) ALL government schools in this nation are socialist-funded, compulsory, and collectivist managed by the voter mob. Merely by attending children learn to be comfortable with taking money from their neighbor by government force, government compulsion, and collectivist and voter mob management of their lives. And...Now with Death Panels even how they will die.

3) Nearly all government owned and run schools look like prisons, treat the children like prisoners, and the government tramples **ALL** of their First Amendment Rights. Merely by attending children learn to be compliant prisoners of the state. ( Are the sheep-like people in the TSA lines proof enough of that?)

10 posted on 06/20/2011 8:09:04 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah, ain’t it something with the libs? Gay rights, illegals are just the dandiest kinda folks, the homeless, yeah, it’s great when they’re all living in some body elses neighborhood and corrupting some elses kids but not mine. Nope, don’t want it around MY kids. Hypocrites.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 8:15:10 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SmithL

Young liberal couples are moving out of San Francisco and coming to your neighborhood where they vote to raise your taxes and take your freedom.

Have a nice day. :)


12 posted on 06/20/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SmithL

You lived in the Castro with a family.

That’s like setting up a chuch in Riyadh.

We have two friends who left SF and now live in Pleasanton.

SF is expensive and left of Marx. Even Libtards, when pressed, will move to the suburbs for safety and schools.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 10:59:41 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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Even Libtards, when pressed, will move to the suburbs for safety and schools.
Unfortunately, those libtards brought their poison over to my side of the Caldecott. I can remember when Bill Baker represented this area. Now it's John Garamendi.
14 posted on 06/20/2011 3:46:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: wac3rd
Even Libtards, when pressed, will move to the suburbs for safety and schools.
Unfortunately, those libtards brought their poison over to my side of the Caldecott. I can remember when Bill Baker represented this area. Now it's John Garamendi.
15 posted on 06/20/2011 3:46:40 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: MrB

There aren’t many wrinkled old homos because the vast majority die before age 45.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 3:48:17 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: wintertime

RE: Post # 10, what you said!


17 posted on 06/20/2011 3:50:48 PM PDT by Marathoner (Two terms for Obama: One in office, one in jail)
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