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Polk Residents Mistake SF for Suburbia

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Laboring under what appear to be severe delusions of grandeur, Polk Street residents' panties are in a collectively wad over fire engines, their sirens, and the sort of noise that the average urban dweller might simply consider part of city life. Especially if, say, said resident had chosen to live near said firehouse; Station no. 3, at 1067 Polk Street, is the main target of the nabe's ire, having dispatched some 7,439 engine runs in 2007 alone. The Lower Polk Neighbors Association is demanding answers! Says Michael Pederson of the LPNA “I live next to a park and I see these children holding their ears all the time" ... “How much can they take of this before it permanently damages them?” The kids! [SF Examiner]