JUNE 2005


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photo: Francis da Silva

Jumpin' Jazz: Don Pender (right) performs with Jay R. Witt at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church's concert held May 15.

Concerns Over New Burke School Expansion Plan
The Katherine Del Mar Burke School is located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood, near Lincoln Park. The all-girl school was founded in 1908 and has been at its present location for 30 years. 

Permit for Russian Bear Postponed
Entertainment Commission delays issuance due to ongoing investigations
The SF Entertainment Commission ordered a continuance in May regarding the status of a permit for live entertainment at the Russian Bear Restaurant. The restaurant has been at the center of a controversy lately because hip-hop concerts have been held there, causing problems for some merchants and residents in the area.

Family Celebrations at Heart  of Many Chinese Traditions
Rosemary Gong remembers growing up in the small town of Riverbank, 10 miles from Modesto. Except for a few relatives living in and around Modesto, hers was the only Chinese family in the town.

Does Columbarium Have Mysterious Connections to Past?
Almost hidden away between busy Geary Boulevard and Anza Street is a cul de sac, Loraine Court, which is the address for a neo-classical building called the Columbarium, whose charm and mystery beckon to another place and time.

Man's Servitude Started at Lincoln Park Church
The garden in front of Paul Holsinger's home, on a quiet block in the Outer Richmond, is lush with flowers.

Free Jazz Concerts at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
"Anybody who's an artist is practicing their faith," said Robert Stewart, the reverend at the 96-year-old Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, where on the third Sunday of every month - except August - The Don Pender Quartet gives a free jazz concert. 

Michael de Young Had Fun Stocking Museum
To San Franciscans, Michael de Young's name denotes a powerful journalist, promoter and avid collector. His private collection, together with items that he purchased from the 1894 exposition in Golden Gate Park, became the foundation for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Mayor Gavin Newsom: Better Customer Service

John M. Lee: Rising Prices Cause Problems

Jake McGoldrick: Renewal Energy at Front