April 2001


Police Blotter/Richmond 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.

Schools' 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 west side.

Community Unites to Build Structure
"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 or fixed.

Higher Rates Requested for Refuse
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 Site
The popular Walgreens site on Clement Street will move to the reconstructed Coliseum Theater when construction at the historic former movie house is completed.

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).


Capt. Edgar Springer: Police Beat

Francesca Vietor: Saving Energy is Always a Good Idea

Ginny Kolmar: Mayflower Restaurant

Maria Baird: Recycling Appeal for the Kid in Us

John M. Lee: FAQ During the Escrow Period

Supervisor Leland Yee: Aggressively Combating Gang Extortion