October 2001


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Coalition Threatens to Halt VA Research Center
A coalition of four local organizations put the VA Medical Center on notice in September that it will file a lawsuit to stop the medical center from building a new 200,000-square-foot research center at its Fort Miley site if the VA continues to violate federal laws.

Local Baseball Player Hopes for Successful Career in 'Big Leagues'
Matthew Kauffman was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last draft and he just finished his first season in Vero Beach, Florida, playing for the minor league team Great Falls Dodgers. He knows he has a lot ahead of himself, learning the nuances of the game both on and off the mound.

JCC Celebrates New Year with Move to Presidio
About 150 people attended services at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCC), located at 3200 California St., in September to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and to say goodbye to a 66-year-old building that has served as the heart and soul of the Jewish community in San Francisco.

Fly-fishing Takes Patience, Steady Stroke With the Rod
Maurice Holloway thrusts the fly at the end of his fishing line across one of the three casting pools at Golden Gate Park. Is he going to reel in the catch of the day? No. These pools exist for the purpose of practicing casting techniques.

Library Programs Help Children Learn Love of Reading
In a world of computerized gadgets and virtual communication, reading is rarely promoted. But every week librarians around the City teach young children and remind parents the value of reading at toddler lapsits and preschool storytimes.

Historic Duel Took Place Near Lake Merced in 1859
Nestled between the San Francisco Golf Club and the southern tip of Lake Merced is a California Registered Landmark that offers lessons in Civil War history, California politics and the importance of gun safety. It was here, in a wooded dell, that California's last public duel took place in 1859 between David Terry, a state Supreme Court justice, and David Broderick, a veteran politician and California senator.

Small Businesses Rush to Aid Victims of Sept. 11 Terrorist Attack

One Man's Quest to Save the Earth's Diversity

Dancer Lands on Feet After Losing Studio


Capt. Edgar Springer: Police Beat

Rebecca Goldman: Bulky Items? One Call Does it All

Ginny Kolmar: Golden River

John M. Lee: Tragedy also Effects Real Estate

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Pedestrian Safety, Ethics on Agenda

Catherine Morris: If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything

Alan Oliver: Our Environment is Always Changing

Mark Westlund: Critter-proof Your Home

Leland Yee: Energy Fair Can be a Benefit to All of Us