Roundup/Letters to the Editor
Rec. and Park takes
Another Look at Improvement Plan
Three years into a $400 million project to revitalize the city's aging
recreational facilities, Richmond and Sunset district residents learned
that the SF Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a long-range
planning effort that could affect which parks and recreation facilities
in their districts receive funding for improvements.
Park Garage Plan Moves Forward
A last ditch effort to block the building of a controversial 800-space
parking garage under the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park failed
when the SF Board of Supervisors rejected the appeal of an environmental
PUC Determining Future
of land near Laguna Honda Reservoir
Still smarting from a public relations nightmare when a plan to use
goats to control vegetation on the hillside above the Laguna Honda Reservoir
ignited a public protest in April, the SF Public Utilities Commission
(PUC) is undertaking a comprehensive assessment that could turn the
property over to the SF Recreation and Park Department for use as a
Editors Grill Mayoral Candidates
The major candidates vying for Mayor Willie Brown's job faced members
of the city's neighborhood press at City Hall Sept. 15 to explain their
positions on quality-of-life issues facing San Francisco's neighborhoods.
Publishers and editors of the city's neighborhood newspapers grilled
candidates about homelessness, affordable housing, the economic vitality
of San Francisco and what they intend to do about job creation and predicted
budget deficits next year.
Rattlecans still Rock 'n
Rolling in the Richmond
Richard Thomas, drummer for the popular Richmond District band, the
Rattlecans, bought his first drum set in 1964 when he was just 16. A
year later, he left his home in San Francisco to work for a band in
Chicago. Eventually, Thomas became homesick and returned to the City,
where he has been playing in bands ever since.
Canine Couple Gets Hitched
in 'Memorable' Wedding
Providence Place, a residential care home in the Richmond District,
threw a wedding for two of its beloved canine friends Aug. 22.
Local Filmmakers Feature
The 19th Annual Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema showcases the
work of Richmond District filmmakers.
Channing Honored at Fundraiser
The Institute on Aging, one of the largest non-profit organizations
caring for seniors in northern California, will hold a fundraising celebration
at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 honoring movie star Carol Channing and philanthropist
Richard Goldman at the Coronet Theater, the site of its future home.
Local Artists Open Studios
Restaurants Help Youth
Tong: Police Beat
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:
Conservatory of Flowers Reopens
John M. Lee: Where are
Interest Rates Going?
State Sen. Jackie Speier:
What are Your Thoughts?
Assemblyman Leland Yee:
San Francisco - the other 'Windy City'
Deanna Simon: Fight the
bite - More Important than Ever
David Heller: Why We
Need Proposition M