Roundup/Letters to the Editor
Concourse Authority Kicks
off Review of Preferred Alternative
A controversial plan to build a parking garage beneath the music concourse
in Golden Gate Park took a giant step forward when a top executive of
the project announced he will meet with city planners to kick off the
environmental-impact review process.
Groups Express Concerns
Over Latest Presidio Plan
Neighborhood groups were already crying foul before the Presidio Trust
could announce, at a press conference July 25, its new "preferred alternative"
for developing the Presidio.
OK Draws Ire of Richmond Residents
A decision by the SF Planning Commission last month to allow the demolition
of two Edwardian-era cottages in the Outer Richmond District ended a
long and bitter battle that pitted neighbors and their allies against
a prominent member of the Asian community.
Comedic Talent Runs
High in 'Wild and Crazy Guy'
In a quiet apartment in the Outer Richmond District, Daniel Dechi rehearses
a most peculiar musical instrument for a regular Thursday performance
at the "Brainwash Cafe." Dechi can play any song, from classical to
rock, drumming on his face with a number two pencil.
Housing Crisis Hot Topic
at Monthly Town Hall Meeting
District 1 Supervisor Jake McGoldrick and a panel of city officials
hosted a Town Hall meeting July 21 to update residents on the current
status of the affordable housing crisis and listen to public feedback
and ideas. Because demand exceeds supply, the prices for housing have
skyrocketed in the past two years.
Golden Gate Park Gophers Still
Burrowing, Predatory Birds Flop
The growing gopher population at Golden Gate Park is a continuing problem
that has still not been remedied despite the presence of predatory birds
that live and use the park. The gophers eat the roots of ornamental
plants and reproduce in large numbers.
Springer: Police Beat
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:
Budget Passes, Pedestrian Safety Next
John M. Lee: House Hunting
on the Internet
Ginny Kolmar: Giorgio's
Tony Hall: We Must Save
a City Treasure: the Golden Gate Park Stables