Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
Francisco, see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
Library Rebuild Gets OK to Move Forward
In front of a packed City Hall room with more than 100 community members
and representatives from library agencies, the SF Board of Appeals approved
the demolition of the Ortega Branch Library on Aug. 5. The board said
the building does not have historical integrity and the need to maintain
preservation did not outweigh the demands of a growing community.
Bust Numerous Marijuana-growing Houses
Police officers were busy in August closing down numerous houses that
were converted into marijuana-growing facilities.
Streets Rolls on Great Hwy.
The summer fog at Ocean Beach drifted thin and hazy on the morning
of Aug. 9. It finally burned away around noon, as thousands of people
walked and rolled down the Great Highway on bicycles, skateboards and
roller blades. Families ambled over broken white lines, pushing baby
strollers in cool weather under a bright sky, taking full advantage
of Sunday Streets, which shut down the highway from Fulton Street to
the SF Zoo.
Paul Chignell: Police Beat
Pot Farms Under Scrutiny
Fiona Ma: Aid for College, Swine Flu