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.
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.
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.
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.