August 2005


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Richmond Burglaries Down, Suspects at Large

A series of break-ins that had been targeting homes in the city's Sunset and Richmond districts have dissipated and spread to other neighborhoods after reaching "epidemic proportions" in the spring of 2005. The break-ins were all targeting older-style "tunnel-entrance" homes built during the '40s and '50s.

Republicans Try to Fire-up Troops

The SF Republican Party held the first of what will be a series of Town Hall Meetings to raise the profile of the party and increase membership. The meeting, held at the Richmond District Police Station, drew a determined crowd of supporters.

Central Fwy. Connection Coming

The new Octavia Boulevard is currently scheduled to open Sept. 9, according to Jose Luis Moscovich, executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

Astronomy Group Urges Public Participation

Local astronomy organizations are busy recruiting star-gazing buffs by offering special events and inviting them to monthly events in San Francisco and at Mt. Tam in Marin County. They would like to see more amateur astronomers swell their ranks.

Inspector Warns Public about Internet Scam Artists

On Tuesday evening, July 19, at the Richmond Police Station community room, Inspector Earl Wismer gave a presentation on safeguarding oneself against Internet scams and other fraudulent profiteering.

Students Get 'Green' Diplomas at Presidio College

Is it possible for businesses to maintain a healthy financial, social and environmental return to the community? According to the philosophy at the Presidio World College, an affiliate of Alliant International University located in the Presidio, it's not only possible, but necessary given our environment's rapid decline, the accelerating pace of globalization and recent corporate scandals.

Man Dances with the Stars

Alec Mazo, a local dance instructor at Genesis Ballroom in the Inner Richmond District, was recently declared a winner on the TV show "Dancing with the Stars."


Capt. Sandra Tong

John M. Lee: Checking the State of Real Estate

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Closing this Year's Budget

Charles Phillips: Tradition at Lincoln Park