Photo: Francis da Silva
Flying Angels: The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company performed
Jan. 21 at the Ortega Branch Library. The group features a variety of
mini-shows featuring ancient classical forms as well as new and lively
folk dances. In the photograph above, Sophia Wong and Stephanie Wong
(background) perform the "Boating on the River" dance. In the photograph
to the left, Kevin Wong performs the "Picking Grapes" dance.
organize to end homelessness
"We're here to try to make a grass roots effort to address homelessness
in the Richmond and Sunset," said Kristie Fairchild, addressing the
attendees of the monthly Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition meeting,
held Jan. 12 at the Taraval Police Station on 24th Avenue.
of the Sutro Bath skulls
On Saturday, Nov. 19, two human skulls were discovered at the ruins
of Sutro Baths. The U.S. Park Police recovered the remains and passed
them along to San Francisco's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The subsequent examination revealed that the remains are of historical
nature, but their exact origin and the circumstances of their recent
abandonment at the ruins remain unknown.
Treasure hunt caps
Chinese New Year's festivities
Sleuths dash into a dark alleyway on the hill by the intersection of
California and Powell streets while drums from the Chinese New Year
Parade are beating in the distance. They are frantically searching for
"a quick little fellow for whom a typewriter was named."
Light from flashlights dart across the alley and shine on the answer
to the riddle: a statue of Hermes, the Greek messenger god and the name
of a '50s typewriter company. But, there are more clues left to decipher,
so the answer is quickly jotted down on a score card and the team of
detectives rushes out into the night to solve the next mystery.
Teachers Restrict Hours to Make
Point with School District
Many teachers and paraprofessionals at Abraham Lincoln High School
are no longer working more than seven hours on Thursdays and Fridays.
It is an effort to show support for United Educators of San Francisco
(UESF) as it continues to negotiate with the school district for new
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Nestled between a taqueria, neighborhood gym and a tattoo shop on Ninth
Avenue, the world-famous Kronos Quartet has its simple and unassuming
office. The plain white door gives little evidence of Kronos' prominence
as an instrumental ensemble.
Tips to Prevent Robberies
The SF Police Department has issued a list of tips that can help merchants
prevent robberies and extortion attempts during Chinese New Year.
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