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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Maria Ayerdi Kaplan Fights For Respect In Salesforce Transit Center San Francisco Story

In San Francisco, California stands the brand-new Salesforce Transit Center. It's six-stories high, 1,500 feet long, and costs $2.2 billion. It replaced the historic, yet earthquake-damaged Transbay Transit Center and has taken almost 20 years to start and finish.

The only news you may know is about cracks found in two steel beams, or about the cost overruns. If you read about Salesforce Transit Center, you may find references to any number of events that happened before 2017, and not between 2017 and now. None of those attempts to fix the news are true.

But what's true is this: a woman named Maria Ayerdi Kaplan was responsible for the conception, financing, and construction of what stands today. There were both private and public officials that worked to stand in her way during the process toward building what is Salesforce Transit Center. She withstood those challenges, and retired from running the organization she created and helmed since 2008, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), in 2016.

Now, Maria faces an attack that at times take on the appearance of racism and sexism, and from people who would seek to put their mistakes on her. That's wrong. First, they worked for her, and so she trusted them to get the project done. Second, they have an expertise she lacks, which is why you hire anyone to do a thing to start with. Third, Maria left in July of 2016, the project wasn't opened until August 12th of 2018.

With that, the focus has not been on what happened in the development of the Salesforce Transit Center from late 2016 to August 12th of 2018, and the over 10,000 people who walked on the pavement of Salesforce Park, but on inspections done in the past. There have been deliberate misrepresentations of the past, only to help make certain other people look good. The fact is, Maria Ayerdi Kaplan's reputation has been wrongly attacked and the people who have done it owe her an apology.

San Francisco should first know about and second be proud of the work Maria Ayerdi Kaplan has done. That includes the organizations that were hired to work for her.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Restaurant threatens mother with legal action over one-star TripAdvisor review – Evening Standard

Evening StandardThe part-time nurse wrote a scathing review of High Rocks restaurant and posted it on the popular review site. She later received a letter from London-based law firm Cohen Davis Solicitors which plan to take the case to the High Court. Giuseppe …Restaurant threatens legal action over TripAdvisor reviewNew York Post all 21 news […]

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Galvin brothers hosting tarte Tatin bake-off for London Food Month – Evening Standard

Evening StandardAfter entries close on June 3, the Galvins, who have six London restaurants and two Michelin stars between them, will pick the 10 best-looking creations. The bakers will then be invited to bring a freshly made tarte Tatin to their Baker Street … …read more Source:: London Restaurant News By Google News

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 of the best Chelsea Flower Show-inspired restaurants in London – hellomagazine.com

hellomagazine.comIn celebration of London’s most iconic flower festival, Chelsea Flower Show, Bluebird have introduced the Blossom Afternoon Tea running from 23-28 May served in the courtyard and restaurant. The tea features a floral feast including a bespoke Bluebird … …read more Source:: London Restaurant News By Google News

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London indian restaurant accused of serving HUMAN meat – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe story, which consisted of a single sentence complete with spelling and punctuation errors, said: ‘Last night Indian restaraunt owner Rarjan Patel was arreasted for using human meat in his food recipes at his New Cross Restaurant, it is said that a … and more …read more Source:: London Restaurant News By Google News

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New Cross Indian restaurant hit by fake news story claiming it … – Evening Standard

Evening StandardA New Cross Indian restaurant’s trade has been hit after a fake news story claimed it was selling human meat. Owner Shinra Begum noticed something was …New Cross Indian restaurant KarriTwist ‘could shut down’ after fake …This is Local London all 3 news articles …read more Source:: London Restaurant News By Google News

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Building bridges: Inside Bristol’s booming restaurant scene – BigHospitality.co.uk

BigHospitality.co.ukLast year, for example, Elliott Lidstone, former head chef at L’Ortolan and more recently at the highly rated Empress in London, moved to Bristol to open BOX-E, a 14-cover modern British restaurant at the city’s new Wapping Wharf Cargo 1 development. and more …read more Source:: London Restaurant News By Google News

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