photo: Francis da Silva
It's Elementary: Lauren Steinhauer, who recently published
a novel about
Sherlock Holmes, is pictured while dressed like the English detective.
Could Destroy Sunset Reservoir
Sunset residents got their first glimpse of a SF Public Utilities
Commission (PUC) plan to reinforce the Sunset Reservoir with cement
pillars to protect it in the event of a major earthquake.
High School Inaugurates Academy of Information Technology
Starting with the Fall 2004 semester, the Sunset District's Abraham
Lincoln High School will be one of two high schools in the San Francisco
Unified School District to implement a new program that will provide
specialized training to students interested in the field of information
technology. The other school selected to participate is Galileo High
Call for Ouster of Golden Gate Park Refueling Station
A plan by the SF Recreation and Park Department to
put a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Golden Gate Park has
run into opposition from members of the Sierra Club and park employees.
Death Ruled a Suicide
Firefighters make grisly discovery in burning car
Police have identified the
body found in a suspicious car fire in Golden Gate Park as that of
Rodney De La Cruz, 26, and believe that his death was a suicide.
Near Ocean Beach Lifts Local Residents' Spirits
Fed up with problems emanating from a vacant lot across
the street from their business, coffeehouse owners Buffy and Pat Maguire
led a charge to transform an eyesore into an oasis.
"We were having issues with troublemakers coming off the N-Judah
streetcar or living in campers nearby," Java Beach co-owner Pat
Maguire said. "There was a lot of littering, fighting and harassing
Rats on the Move in Sherlock Holmes Adventure
The journey from technical writing to producing
a novel is a complex one, according to author Lauren Steinhauer.
"I did not plan it this way," Steinhauer said. He admits
his first novel, "Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure - The True
Story of The Giant Rats of Sumatra," took him 20 years to finish.
Shacks Prepared for Move to Treasure Island
On Aug. 10, volunteers from local companies prepared
to move four 1906 earthquake refugee shacks at 4329 Kirkham St., in
the Sunset District, to Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.