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The Planning Commission had one hell of a time last night trying to figure out the appropriate word to describe historic, commemorative signs like the controversial Coca-Cola sign in Bernal Heights. City staff said they wanted to avoid the word "historic." "That sounds like the Washington Mall and commemorative plaques and monuments et cetera," said Commissioner Kathrin Moore. "This more about honoring a period piece of whatever the proper word is. But it is not commemorative." Commission Bill Sugaya suggested asking interns in the back row. "They're young, they don't have any baggage and maybe they could come up with something," he said. They didn't, so they sent it to the Board of Supes under the condition that they figure out what the proper word is. [SF Gate]