of Events/Police Blotter/Richmond
Park Presidio Neighbors
Complete Traffic Study
Presidio Neighbors (PPN) has just completed a community outreach project
on traffic calming and pedestrian safety. The 10-month project centered
on Park Presidio Boulevard and two parallel streets, 14th Avenue and
Funston Avenue, from Fulton Street to Lake Street.
Francisco Heights Neighbors
Say College Dormitory Illegal
At the corner of Anza and Almaden streets in the Inner
Richmond District's Francisco Heights neighborhood, dwell 13 young men,
ages 18 - 24, who are students of Campion College, a two-year, non-accredited
Catholic institution. But their neighbors are not too thrilled with
them being there.
Planning Changes Would Encourage Housing
long-awaited report released in February on the city's housing crisis
underscores the need for more moderate- and low-income housing and proposes
controversial new policies that could determine how and where housing
is built in the future.
to Close Park Roads on Saturdays Re-emerges
hearing was held at City Hall Feb. 24 to get feedback on the possibility
of closing part of the eastern end of Golden Gate Park to vehicles on
Saturdays. Currently, John F. Kennedy Drive and ancillary roads between
Stanyan Street and Crossover Drive are closed on Sundays.
and Park Takes $10 Million Budget Hit
officials at the SF Recreation and Park Department say the deepening
budget crisis will have an impact on the parks and recreational facilities
in the Sunset and Richmond districts, but it will be more of a pinch
than a punch in the gut.
Say Stonestown Traffic Study, EIR Inadequate
Stonestown Village Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), released
Jan. 4 was criticized for being inaccurate and incomplete at the SF
Planning Commission's Feb. 27 hearing. Developer A. F. Evans was also
criticized for distributing a glossy newsletter to homes in the 94132
area code and at the Stonestown Galleria with incorrect information
about the date of the public comment hearing and the deadline for written
Franciscans Volunteer to Restore Native Habitats
part of a larger national movement to recreate and restore lost pristine
natural habitats, local environmentalists are busy taking efforts to
restore and enhance native habitats on the west side of San Francisco.
The restoration efforts, which sometimes involve cutting down non-indigenous
Eucalyptus trees, have their supporters and detractors.
Artwork Chosen for Richmond
A concrete and metal sculpture by Scott Donahue was chosen
to be installed in front of the Ninth Avenue entrance of the Richmond
Branch Library. The artwork is part of a major $8.4 million renovation
plan the city is expected to submit to Sacramento in late March in a
bid for $5.1 million in matching state funds.
Artist's Movie Makes Debut
at Sundance Film Festival
ask for more than you get" is one of John Dilley's principles and perhaps
the maxim for how he lives his life.
Planning Commissioner Takes
people of San Francisco remain a major focus of Sue Lee, a member of
the SF Planning Commission, as she sets the course of her term. No stranger
to city politics, Lee brings a lot of experience to the commission.
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:
Timing not right for closing JFK
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