photo: Philip Liborio Gangi
It's A Family Affair: John�s Ocean
Beach Cafe is celebrating its 25th anniversary near the SF Zoo. Owner
John Batshon (right) gets together with Mina Economou, who has been
with the restaurant for more than 20 years, and his son Tony.
Blotter/Letter to the Editor/Historical
Tough Choices for Sunset
Patrons of the Sunset Branch Library got a glimpse of the tough choices
that lie ahead after a preliminary plan to renovate the 1918 Carnegie-style
building was unveiled at a recent community planning session.
Parkside Square Opens
with Great Fanfare
Cutting-edge Facility is More Than Handicap Compliant
When a ribbon was cut at Parkside Square Feb. 7, it was more than the
opening of a playground. It was also the introduction of the first handicapped-accessible
playground in San Francisco.
on Fate of Central Fwy.
Supervisor wants governor to halt project
In a move that caught some of his colleagues off-guard, SF Supervisor
Bevan Dufty introduced a resolution in January asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
to halt the rebuilding of the Central Freeway.
Blasts Transportation Authority
City Controller Ed Harrington has accused the staff of a city agency
that spends millions of dollars a year on transportation-related projects
of playing fast and loose with the public's money.
John's Ocean Beach
Cafe Still Cooking After 25 Years
"We opened our doors Nov. 1, 1979," gleams John Batshon, owner
of John"s Ocean Grill Cafe. The restaurant itself seems stuck in
a time warp, with the walls covered with posters of John Wayne, Marilyn
Monroe, "The Rat Pack" and Elvis. There is even an old-fashioned
New Family House Offers
One of the last things a family wants to worry about when they have
a sick child is where they will be sleeping. The Family House, located
near the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), provides
free lodging and a variety of other support services for families who
have to travel far to have their children treated for illnesses.
Capt. Keith Sanford: Police
Ma: Help Save a City Landmark
Laguna Honda Canyon � An Unknown Treasure
Have You Visited the Local Library Lately?
M. Lee: Winning the Bidding War
Fight Over Fate of Central Fwy.
Dept. of the Environment: Why Buy Solar this Year?
Yee: APA Leadership - Now is the Time