Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
Citywide Greening Initiative
Reaches The Sunset District
Mayor Gavin Newsom's ambitious plan to plant 5,000 trees annually is
to include the Sunset District. As part of his "Greening Initiative,
the SF Department of Public Works (DPW), Friends of the Urban Forest
and others are helping Newsom achieve the goal.
City Wants to Start Park
From 2001 to 2005, a free weekend passenger shuttle in Golden Gate
Park navigated a seven-mile circuit between the concourse museum region
at the park's east end and the west end near the beach. Then, in 2003,
the Academy of Sciences closed for renovation and park attendance dropped
dramatically, causing the city of San Francisco to terminate the shuttle
service in the fall of 2005.
Seismic Work Ending at Reservoir
A favorite spot for runners and dog walkers is that sloping span of
lawn that is a part of the Sunset Reservoir on Ortega Street between
24th and 28th avenues. Built in the '30s during the Great Depression,
the reservoir has been an integral part of the water storage and distribution
system for more than 70 years.
Sunset Filmmaker Profiles
Teenagers in Crisis
Sanelle Sibanda's new film "Generation Now" premiered at the Four Star
Theater, located at Clement Street and 24th Avenue, April 3.
Notable Jewish Athletes Break
Barriers in Professional Sports
There is an organization called the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of
Northern California (JSHFNC), just one of at least a dozen such regional
non-profit entities in the United States determined to recognize and
make the public more aware of the contribution Jews have made to the
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Barry Hermanson: We Need
a New Direction