McDonald's Loses Lakeshore
The SF Board of Appeals voted against an appeal by McDonald's
April 23 to overturn a determination by SF Planning Department Zoning
Administrator Larry Badiner.
Study's Blueprint for Restoring
Pine Lake, Lake Merced
A study released late last year
by the Neighborhood Parks Council provides a general blueprint for significantly
restoring Lake Merced and Sigmund Stern Grove's Pine Lake. The report
breaks down the current state of each lake, what problems afflict them
and what steps need to be taken to reverse decades of degradation.
Parkside Scrapbooks Find
a New Home at Main Library
Ninety-five years of Parkside
District history are now safely preserved and soon to be available to
the public. After much negotiation, the Parkside District Improvement
Club has deeded their unique historical scrapbooks to the San Francisco
Public Library's History Center.
Sutro Tower Retrofit Plan
On May 5, at 1 p.m., the proposed seismic upgrades
to Sutro Tower will be presented to the SF Board of Supervisors' Land
Use Committee. Neighbors who live near the 977-foot-tall tower are delighted
that Sutro Tower Inc. has agreed to retrofit the 32-year-old structure.
Million Bond Deal in Works to Finance Park Garage
With time running out and facing a multi-million dollar deficit,
the city of San Francisco is negotiating a deal with Music Concourse
Community Partnership (MCCP) that would turn over ownership of a $50
million garage to be built under the Music Concourse in Golden Gate
Park for 30 years to MCCP in exchange for financing the project.
Blast City Over Goats, Homeless at Reservoir
City officials pulled the plug on a plan that called for
500 goats to clear vegetation from the hillside above the Laguna Honda
Reservoir. Angry neighbors claim the goats destroyed acres of native
plants that provide a refuge for wildlife.
Faces Loss of 'Home,' Orchard
To some, Norman David Calande is a homeless squatter who
lives in a tent on city property above the reservoir. To others, he
is a loner who spends his time in interesting ways - building ponds
and cultivating fruit trees.
UCSF Family House Provides
Comfort, Care and Support
The busy block of Irving Street
between Arguello Boulevard and Second Avenue can be an intimidating
stretch of real estate, especially to out-of-towners. But on the northwest
corner of the street, a large olive-green building provides a welcome
relief from the bustle outside. This quiet haven - the Koret Family
House - is reserved for the families of seriously ill children who have
traveled more than 50 miles for treatment at the University of California
at San Francisco Medical Center.
'Spirit Papers' Offer Safe Passage for Deceased
The comfortable beige chairs and natural wood paneling give
the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library a cozy, modern
feel. The symmetry and chic functionality of the auditorium provided
a somewhat ironic location for a lecture about the ancient and mystical
uses of Chinese ceremonial paper.
Ma: Update on Community Happenings
Assemblyman Leland Yee:
System Failing Needy Children
M. Lee: Effect of War on Real Estate
Teng: Saving Tax Dollars