Roundup/Letter to the Editor
New Option for Underground
Garage Added to Mix
The Golden Gate Concourse Authority used its March 12 Community Workshop
to introduce a fourth construction plan for an underground Golden Gate
Park garage - the only scheme out of four proposals that would leave
the music and museum concourses undisturbed.
Town Hall Meeting a Dud with Parents
If the attendance at a recent Town Hall Meeting at Abraham Lincoln High
School is an indication of the support Superintendent Arlene Ackerman
can expect from parents for the district's bold new plan to integrate
schools, she might be disappointed.
City May Lose Money
On New Golf Contracts
The City was forced in March to enter into unfavorable interim agreements
for three golf courses, and it raised green fees at one course to cover
revenue losses after Arnold Palmer Golf Management pulled out of negotiations
to turn the Harding Park golf complex into a PGA-style course and backed
out of management agreements it held at three municipal courses.
Teaching Tai Chi for The Masses
Applauding movies such as the current Oscar-nominated "Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon," Dr. Chi–Hsiu Daniel Weng is pleased that the movie has
generated an interest in the martial arts.
New Westside Democratic
Club Gets OK to Open for Business
A new democratic club has been created to serve the interests of the
Community Unites to Build
"We were facing an uphill obstacle course, literally," said Judith Cushner,
director at the Laurel Hill Nursery School. "Our playground had reached
its end stage. Every time we turned around something needed to be welded
Higher Rates Requested
San Francisco is not meeting state-mandated recycling goals, which means
San Francisco residents may have to pay more for trash removal.
Walgreens Moving to Coliseum
The popular Walgreens site on Clement Street will move to the reconstructed
Coliseum Theater when construction at the historic former movie house
Author's Persistence Pays
Off When Novel Published
Twenty-five years after the first draft, local writer Charlene Anderson
has published her first novel, "Berkeley's Best Buddhist Bookstore"
(Creative Arts Book Company, November 2000).
Springer: Police Beat
Saving Energy is Always a Good Idea
Ginny Kolmar: Mayflower
Maria Baird: Recycling
Appeal for the Kid in Us
John M. Lee: FAQ During
the Escrow Period
Supervisor Leland Yee:
Aggressively Combating Gang Extortion