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February 2003
 

 

Police Blotter

Neighbors Have Problems with V.A. Research Center
Once again politics is about to become a contact sport in San Francisco as Richmond neighbors, angry over what they say is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) willingness to ignore public process requirements, will soon present the VA with a list of demands.

Merchants Warned to be on the Lookout for Extortionists
With the kick-off of the "Year of the Ram," the lunar new year, police and safety advocates are warning about the possibility of extortion from gang associates and urging merchants to report suspicious activity.

Programs, Staff on Rec. and Park's Chopping Block
Up against an $11 million budget shortfall, officials at the SF Recreation and Park Department are asking Richmond and Sunset district residents to help them make tough budget decisions that could mean closing facilities and cutting staff positions.

Native Plants Flourishing at HANC Recycling Center
The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center (HANC), located at Frederick Street and Arguello Boulevard on the southern boundary of Golden Gate Park, has completed an extensive expansion of its native plant garden.

Neighbors Say Golden Gate Park Garage EIR Flawed
In January dozens of Sunset and Richmond district residents told the S.F. Planning Commission that the Environment Impact Report (EIR) for a controversial plan to build a parking garage beneath the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park is deeply flawed and ignores problems that will negatively impact their neighborhoods.

New Food Pantry to Open
A new food pantry to serve hungry residents in the Richmond District is opening on Geary Boulevard.

Community College Cutbacks
Governor Gray Davis has announced a new budget proposal that includes $217 million in reductions for the state’s community colleges. The SF Community College system stands to lose $13 million in funding over the next 18 months.

Cliff House to Remain Open During Historic Renovation
At the groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 23, a new chapter began for the Cliff House as the historic restaurant enters its fourth incarnation.

ChoiceCare Offers Options for Live-in Seniors
By the year 2030 the population of people over the age of 65 will be about 69.4 million - one out of every six people.

COLUMNS:

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Changes in the City, District 1

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Real Estate Economic Forecast

Rev. John Anderson: The Hunger Consequences of a War with Iraq

 

 

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