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Photo: Francis da Silva
Natalie Yescas and Griffin Quan hold up their ginger-bread
men, a holiday class project at the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program,
located in the outer Sunset District.
Language Program Blossoms in the Fog
The Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program West (JBBPW),
celebrating its 32nd year in business, is located in the Sunset District,
at 3045 Santiago St., at 42nd Avenue. It was the nation's first public
Japanese American bilingual/bicultural program, having grown out of
the Civil Rights movement.
of the Dog Rings in New Year
Families and friends will gather in January and February to celebrate
the arrival of the Chinese New Year. Traditionally a two-week celebration,
the Chinese New Year will be celebrated in San Francisco during a variety
of events over a three-week period.
Trails in Works for Sutro Bath House Ruins
As part of the ambitious plans by the Golden Gate National Recreation
Area (GGNRA) to enact facility improvements in the areas encompassing
Lands End, Sutro Baths and the Cliff House, there will also be improvements
made in the Sutro Bath House ruins.
New Alzheimer's Program
to Start at Sunrise Facility
Late in the summer of 2005, Sunrise Senior Living, the largest assisted-living
organization for seniors in the world, purchased the historic Shriner's
Hospital building on 19th Avenue at Lawton Street.
Sunset Resident Earns 'Local
Hero Award' for Keeping Ethnic Roots
Sunset District resident Cristina Azocar's life took an unexpected
turn in 1991 when her journalism professor, Jon Funabiki, showed an
overhead display representing the number of different minority groups
in the journalism profession in the United States.
Who Says 'Your Cash Ain't Nothin'
You likely get crisp new $20 bills when you withdraw money from an
ATM. As you spend this dough, wrinkled smaller denominations take its
place. But - assuming there's money in your account - ATMs continue
to spit out new bills, whereas tattered cash seems to vanish. Where
do threadbare bills go?
Rally in Support of Laguna
Honda as Refuge for Elderly
"Let's send a clear message that our seniors count," said Leland Yee,
speaker pro tempore at the California Assembly, at a rally organized
by San Franciscans for Laguna Honda (SFLH).
Neighbors Rally for South
Trying to make sense out of a senseless act is galvanizing a Sunset
District neighborhood. Residents first came together in November to
talk about rebuilding the South Sunset Playground, which was severely
damaged by an arson fire in August. They got together again on Dec.
14 to get progress reports from committee members, chart fundraising
strategies and discuss future improvements to the facility.
St. Cecilia School to Celebrate
Its 75th Anniversary
Alumni, students, staff, faculty and family members will come together
in January to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St. Cecilia School,
a Catholic school located in the Parkside District.
M. Lee: The Year in Review - 2005
Ma: Taking Care of Our Families
Stop Getting Junk Mail
Leland Yee: We Must End Domestic Violence