Kate King (left) and Carol Dimmick at West Portal Walkway

The Politics of a Beautiful Neighborhood

By Joel P. Engardio

The uglier national politics get, some seek solace in local matters.

“It’s stressful spinning your wheels on big issues you can’t control,” said West Portal resident Kate King. “You can only write so many checks to the ACLU. So, I decided to pour my energy into hyper local projects.”