Roundup/Letters to the Editor/Historical
Pirouetting: Presidio Performing Arts Foundation
director Vassilii Mountian directs several dancers at the foundation's
new location at the Presidio.
Biggest Crime Problem in Park
On the night of Jan. 6, a 76-year-old monk named Yu Sou Sik took an
evening stroll in Golden Gate Park. At Sixth Avenue and Fulton Street,
he was robbed by knifepoint by a suspect who stabbed him three times
after he handed over his money. The monk has since recovered from his
wounds, but the suspect is still at large. The occurrence of this serious
crime begs the question: Just how safe is Golden Gate Park?
and Park Slashes Capital Projects
Rossi Park one of 23 projects unfunded, audit called
Stunned by the announcement that the SF Recreation and Park Department
has run out of bond money four years into a 10-year $400 million capital
plan to revitalize the city's aging parks and recreational facilities,
angry residents and elected representatives are calling for an audit.
Plan for Hospital Housing Draws Fire
The rhetorical temperature climbed in April when Richmond District neighbors
threatened to bring a lawsuit against the Presidio Trust to stop it
from converting the historic Public Health Service Hospital into a large
Hard to Get to the Top of the Class
Flitting, floating, perfectly aligned and 12 years old describes one
of the many dancers for the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation (PPAF).
The foundation, which started in 1998 as a grass roots movement to create
performing arts and cultural programming for children, has found a new
location at the Presidio. It offers an education in performing arts
to young children under the strong direction of internationally-renowned
artistic director Vassilii Mountian.
Controversial Report Would
Eliminate Truck at Station 14
A controversial report by the city controller concludes that a major
overhaul of the SF Fire Department could save taxpayers $13 million
this year, in part, by eliminating fire trucks and engines from fire
stations across the City, including in the Richmond and Sunset districts.
Sandra Tong: Police Beat
Cathy Murphy: Keeping
a Loved One at Home
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:
Saving Fire Truck 14
John M. Lee:
When Interest Rates Rise