Roundup/Letters to the Editor
$50 Million Bond Deal in Works
to Finance Park Garage
With time running out and facing a multi-million dollar deficit, the
city of San Francisco is negotiating a deal with Music Concourse Community
Partnership (MCCP) that would turn over ownership of a $50 million garage
to be built under the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park for 30 years
to MCCP in exchange for financing the project.
Angry Neighbors Blast Officials
Over Goats, Homeless
City officials pulled the plug on a plan that called for 500 goats
to clear vegetation from the hillside above the Laguna Honda Reservoir.
Angry neighbors claim the goats destroyed acres of native plants that
provide a refuge for wildlife.
Squatter Faces Loss of
To some, Norman David Calande is a homeless squatter who lives in a
tent on city property above the reservoir. To others, he is a loner
who spends his time in interesting ways - building ponds and cultivating
fruit trees. But to the City, Calande is a problem. In fact, the City
has tried to evict Calande from his "home" on the hillside above the
Laguna Honda Reservoir six times since he arrived 18 years ago. So far
Calande has prevailed.
Study Lays Out Roadmap for Restoring
A study released late last year provides a general blueprint for significantly
restoring Mountain Lake and San Francisco's other two natural lakes.
Pine Lake and Lake Merced. The report, sponsored by the Neighborhood
Parks Council, breaks down the current state of each lake, what problems
afflict them and what steps need to be taken to reverse decades of degradation.
Leader's Death Called 'Great
An organization that has helped those with mental disabilities in San
Francisco for about a quarter century was hit with the sudden death
of its executive director in late March.
Summer School Information
Diversified programs offer various types of sessions
Chinese 'Spirit Papers'
Offer Safe Passage for Deceased
The comfortable beige chairs and natural wood paneling give the Koret
Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library a cozy, modern feel.
The symmetry and chic functionality of the auditorium provided a somewhat
ironic location for a lecture about the ancient and mystical uses of
Chinese ceremonial paper.
Tong: Police Beat
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:
'In Law' Units Revisited?
Ginny Kolmar: Happy
John M. Lee: New Rent Control
Mabel Teng: Are You Paying
More Taxes Than You Should?