Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
Francisco, see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
Crossings at 19th Ave. to Close for Work
Improvements to the pedestrian crossings at the intersections of 19th
Avenue and Judah and Taraval streets and Sloat Boulevard are set to
begin sometime before the end of the year. Traffic at all three intersections
will be subject to crossing closures and detours to parallel streets.
The improvement work is part of an extensive series of projects that
began in 2007.
Portal's St. Francis Circle to Get Major Improvements
A panel of experts, led by Ha Nguyen of the SF Municipal Transportation
Agency (MTA), presented plans for the St. Francis Circle Rail Replacement
Project to the west side community in September. About 150 neighbors
viewed details of the project. The goal is to improve Muni service by
replacing tracks and the overhead traffic system at the intersection
of West Portal Avenue, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Sloat Boulevard, Portola
Drive and St. Francis Boulevard.
School Earns Honors as National 'Blue Ribbon School'
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School was honored by the U.S. Department
of Education as a No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School for 2009,
joining 22 other select California elementary schools that won the coveted
title this year.
Thrived at Carville
In the 1890s, well before orderly rows of stucco-clad homes were built
across the Sunset District, a colorful and unique bohemian community
flowered in sandy hillocks near today's 48th Avenue and Lincoln Way.
Obsolete horse cars and cable cars were used to create residences, vacation
homes, clubhouses, restaurants and even churches. Judges, lady bicyclists,
physicians, inventors and some of the most admired artists and writers
of the day came to enjoy this odd streetcar colony, which was called
Earns Top Honors
West Portal Elementary School celebrated the 25th anniversary of its
ground-breaking Chinese Immersion Program (CIP) on Oct. 17.
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