A Resident's Reflection
on South San Francisco
When he’s not in San Francisco operating SFMUNI’s 143 year old cable car system, you can find local resident Nizar Elmashni, known as “Niz” by his family and friends, shooting hoops at Westborough Park. These are his reflections on South San Francisco.
My parents moved here from Palestine in 1977 to escape the war. They wanted to find a nice, quiet family-oriented location and neighborhood. When they happened upon Westborough in South San Francisco, it all just clicked for them.
I have a few favorites. I enjoy playing basketball at Westborough Park, taking my niece and nephew to Buri Buri Park. And, I recently discovered Paris Baguette in the new Westborough Square (thanks, by the way, for revamping the plaza, we really needed it). They make fresh pastries daily and have a wide variety to choose from, perfect for breakfast and coffee. One request: we need an ice cream or yogurt shop in town, STAT!