Warned to be on the Lookout for Extortionists
With the kick-off of the "Year of the Ram," the
lunar new year, police and safety advocates are warning about the possibility
of extortion from gang associates and urging merchants to report suspicious
Group Wants Larger Parkside
A grass-roots organization presented a petition
with 1,660 signatures to the SF Library Commission during its public
comment period Jan. 16, requesting that the Parkside Library be enlarged
to better serve the Sunset and Parkside communities.
Say Golden Gate Park Garage EIR Flawed
In January dozens of Sunset and Richmond district residents
told the S.F. Planning Commission that the Environment Impact Report
(EIR) for a controversial plan to build a parking garage beneath the
Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park is deeply flawed and ignores problems
that will negatively impact their neighborhoods.
Staff on Rec. and Park's Chopping Block
Up against an $11 million budget shortfall, officials at
the SF Recreation and Park Department are asking Richmond and Sunset
district residents to help them make tough budget decisions that could
mean closing facilities and cutting staff positions.
Plants Flourishing at HANC Recycling Center
The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center
(HANC), located at Frederick Street and Arguello Boulevard on the southern
boundary of Golden Gate Park, has completed an extensive expansion of
its native plant garden.
Governor Gray Davis has announced a new budget proposal that
includes $217 million in reductions for the state's community colleges.
The SF Community College system stands to lose $13 million in funding
over the next 18 months.
House to Remain Open During Historic Renovation
At the groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 23, a new chapter began
for the Cliff House as the historic restaurant enters its fourth incarnation.
Merchant Contest Winners Named
than 1,800 elementary school children participated in the 16th annual
Holiday Colors by Kids contest in December. Their colorful posters decorated
store windows in the Inner Sunset throughout the month.
Offers Options for Live-in Seniors
By the year 2030 the population of people over the age of
65 will be about 69.4 million - one out of every six people.
Supervisor Fiona Ma: Thoughts
for the Sunset and Parkside Districts
Acting-Captain Larry Barsetti:
M. Lee: Real Estate Economic Forecast