February 2002


Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Ambitious Plan to Rebuild Recreation Facilities in Trouble
In 1999 the SF Recreation and Park Department parlayed an assessment of the city's ailing 227 facilities into an ambitious $400 million, 10-year capital improvement plan.

'Managed Retreat' Planned for Ocean Beach
By the numbers, it is "Resolution 001-02-COE Ocean Beach." Its unanimous passage by the SF Commission on the Environment in January means Richmond and Sunset district residents will be able to witness the forces of nature adjacent to the Great Highway do what comes naturally - pounding the shoreline.

New Captain Takes Helm at Richmond Police Station
Capt. Marsha Ashe spent her first days on the job as the Richmond District's top cop reading through old police reports - something only another successful 20-year veteran might appreciate.

Public Comments on Sanctuary Plans
On Jan. 15, ocean aficionados, marine conservationists, concerned citizens and regulatory agents gathered in the Marina District to talk about plans for local national marine sanctuaries.

Trouble for Some City Birds According to Audubon Count
Despite afternoon rains, Audubon Society birders successfully scoured the City Dec. 27 looking for all the birds they could find between San Bruno and The Golden Gate.

Western Neighborhood Project to Preserve History
While most San Franciscans know something about the history and culture of the Mission District or Haight Ashbury, few know much about the western side of the City.

Duke and Daniel Back in the Saddle at DD Cycles
No bicycle under the holiday tree? Unlucky and outbid at the recent San Francisco Bicycle Coalition auctions? Looking for recycled parts to restore and resurrect a trusty "cruiser" presently hosting spider webs in the garage?

Arion Press Still makes Books the Old Fashioned Way
Even though the world is now caught up in the "digital age," Arion Press is undaunted. Its endeavor of producing limited editions of finely printed and bound books is still in demand, and owner Andrew Hoyem is optimistic about the future.

MetroPCS Withdraws from Geary Antenna Site

City a Canvas for Golden Gate Art Club Artists


Robert Haley: All Plastic Bottles OK for Recycling

David Heller: Helping Create A Better Community

Ginny Kolmar: Miz Brown's

Paul Kozakiewicz: Yee is Best Choice to Serve in Assembly

John M. Lee: Real Estate is A Good Investment

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Prop. D is a Much-needed Reform Measure

Alan Oliver: Child to Young Adult in the Transition Zone

Leland Yee: Do You Get What You Vote For?