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photo: Francis da Silva

Big Hearts, Little Wishes: Eve Alley, coordinator for UCSF's Little Wishes program, gives medical center patient Audrey Serrato a gift at
UCSF's Children's Hospital.

Little Wishes Chase Away Little Patients' Pain
An extended stay in the hospital can be a stressful time for anyone, especially a child. The nurses at the California Pacific Medical Center understand this. That is why they recently expanded their Little Wishes program to the Children's Hospital at UCSF Medical Center in the Sunset District.

Neighbors Angered Over Plan to Develop Coronet Theater
An angry group of Richmond District neighbors say a large senior health facility and housing complex planned as a replacement for the Coronet Theater will have a devastating impact on the neighborhood.

Sunset Merchants Oppose Plan for 9th Ave. Garage Entrance
Fearing increased gridlock in an area that already has heavy traffic, the Inner Sunset Merchants Association is lobbying to prevent the creation of a Lincoln Way entrance for an underground parking garage at Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse.

Library Gets $5.9 Million to Complete Renovation
Library supporters were elated to learn that millions of dollars in state grants awarded to San Francisco to renovate libraries would be awarded for the renovation of the Richmond Branch Library and the building of a new library in the Ingleside District.

More Firehouse "Brownouts" Expected
The SF Fire Department is closing its stations and reducing paramedic services in the Richmond and Sunset districts in an effort to lower its citywide operating expenses by $7.5 million over the next 18 months. There are three firehouses in the Richmond District and four in the Sunset District.

Park Golf Course a Success Story, not Duffer's Tale
When Wayne Kauppi's company Global Golf Management took over the operation of the Golden Gate Park Golf Course (GGPGC) in March of 2001, the place had fallen upon hard times.

Group Still Serves the Diverse Needs of Seniors
An unassuming peach-colored building stands on Judah Street in the Outer Sunset District. Inside is a senior center that earnestly strives to improve the lives of its clients.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Richmond Real Estate Year in Review

Jake McGoldrick: Exploring Budget Solutions

Jennifer Sportsman: Blue Fin Sushi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi: New Bill Will Protect U.S.

Assemblyman Leland Yee: We Need to Help Our Friends

Lia Manfredi Wu: Writing Well, Important School Dates

Marjaneh Zarrehparvar: Recycling Batteries (SF Dept. of Environment)