Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
Francisco, see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
St. Merchants Flustered Over New Goodwill Location
Local merchants expressed concerns when they got word this past November
that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. plans to move into a retail
space at 2400 Irving St.
flies over controversial feral cat release program
When Tom and Terry O'Connell reported a feral cat in the backyard of
their Sunset District home to the San Francisco SPCA, the couple was
ruffled by the animal nonprofit's response. The SPCA told the O'Connells,
both retired city employees, that they would provide a cage to trap
the feral cat, have it neutered at its clinic and then release it back
to the couple's yard, where it would continue to access food from neighboring
Oppose Longer Meter Hours
to Extend Hours Would Impact Residents' Parking, Too
A proposal to extend the hours that parking meters charge fees is creating
an uproar among some merchants and residents in the Sunset District,
while at the same time creating an unusual alliance of organizations
that support the idea.
wants to drill for drinking water
Officials of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) unveiled
a plan on Nov. 16 to replace 10 percent of drinking water for the west
side of the city, from north of the Richmond District down to the Daly
City line, with groundwater by 2013.
Captain Takes Helm at Taraval Police Station
Capt. Denise Schmitt's first week as commanding officer of Taraval
Station began on a positive note with a good arrest; the perpetrator
of a robbery committed on Nov. 14 was identified and arrested within
24 hours of the crime.
Teacher's Secret to Success: Keep Lessons Interesting, Relevant
Valerie Ziegler, a U.S. History teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School,
was named a 2010 California Teacher of the Year out of 310,000 public
school teachers statewide. She was one of five selected and the first
teacher ever to win from Northern California and the San Francisco Unified
School District since the award began in 1972.
Carmen Chu: Muni, Traffic Changes
M. Lee: Real Estate Year in Review