Ming Serves Pre-school Students on Taraval St.
The Kai Ming Head Start pre-school program will be celebrating
the 40th anniversary of the federal Head Start Program and its status
as the first Head Start in the Sunset District.
Artist Uses Century-old
"Bold, yet sensitive," and "expressive and compelling"
are words that come to mind when viewing Kevin Murphy's art.
In the '70s, Murphy, once a graphic designer for various Los Angeles
ad agencies, moved to Watsonville on the Central Coast of California
between Monterey and Santa Cruz. There, he studied printmaking ("intaglio")
and began showing his paintings and prints, selling mainly Gicléé
prints in Santa Cruz County coffee shops.
Truce in Natural Areas
Compromise Reached Between Pro-Native, Pro-Alien
The SF Recreation and Park Department held a workshop
at Stern Grove's Trocadero Clubhouse June 28 to present a proposal
and solicit community input for the Natural Area Program's (NAP)
plan for the city's southwest parks.
Plan Will Eliminate Through-traffic
The SF Recreation and Park Commission has approved a
plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Concourse. The action
will close the concourse to through-traffic and limit traffic on
the roads on the north and south to emergency vehicles and the dropping
and picking-up of passengers at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
and the California Academy of Sciences.
Gate Park shaped with McLaren at helm
When the park was first conceived, Frederick Olmstead, the designer
of New York's Central Park, was consulted. He was of the opinion
that parks with trees and shrubs were out of the question for San
Francisco. A Santa Rosa newspaper described the proposed site for
the park as a "dreary waste of shifting sand hills."
statues find home at Lake Merced
During a meeting May 19, the SF Recreation and Park Commission unanimously
approved the permanent placement of two statues at Lake Merced �
King Carlos III of Spain will be moved to the Lake Merced Boathouse
and Juan Bautista De Anza to the Sunset Circle overlooking the lake.
spells out budget priorities
San Francisco's budget deficit and environmentally conscious city
planning were the major topics SF Mayor Gavin Newsom discussed with
seven neighborhood newspaper publishers and reporters June 10.