December 2005


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Photo: Maureen McGettigan

Bringing History to Life: Matthew Schaug demonstrates a canon used during the civil war to 8th grade students from St. Anne's School during the 1st Annual Civil War Day held at the Irish Cultural Center on Nov. 16. There was also re-enactments of the Civil War battles and demonstrations of weapons and supplies used during the war.

Civil War Comes Alive for Students at U.C.I.C. Event

As most kids were sitting inside their classrooms on an unusually hot Nov. 16 morning, some lucky elementary and middle school students participated in a "hands on" living history experience of the American Civil War.

Serial Burglars Caught, Police Returning Property

Since Sept. 13, San Francisco police officers have arrested three men believed to be key players in the "tunnel-home-entrance burglaries," a string of robberies that plagued homes in the Sunset, Richmond and Ingleside districts between January and November. The men have been charged with several burglary-related crimes, and the case continues to develop.

Capt's Report: Crime Down, Burglaries Up

The biggest problems in the Richmond District this year have been homelessness - and all the crimes associated with it - and burglaries, according to Richmond District Police Capt. Sandra Tong.

Lincoln Park Pump Station Getting Overhaul

Construction began in early September to replace the aging Lincoln Park Pump Station, located at 36th Avenue and Clement Street, and the Lincoln Park Tank, a water storage tank on the hillside near 39th Avenue.

Streetcars Once Rumbled through Golden Gate Park

"Why shouldn't 20,000 of the dwellers of our city find their way to the ocean beach every Sunday afternoon? The comparatively few who can afford the expense make a trip at least once a season to the ocean at Monterey, Santa Cruz or some other nice spot on the coast, but close at hand there is a stretch of ocean beach that is equal to any of the more popular destinations that are farther off. A railroad passing the Golden Gate Park and terminating at the Ocean Beach would surely be an immense success." This quote appeared in the "San Francisco Newsletter and California Advertiser" Aug. 28, 1880.


Paul Kozakiewicz: Transit Plan Could Alter Geary Landscape

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: The Year in Review, Geary BRT

Jose Luis Moscovich: Geary BRT Plan Moves Forward

Restaurants: Jessica Sportsman

Lilly Murphy: Schools Scoop