MARCH 2005


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/
Historical Photo/Letters to the Editor

photo: Maureen McGettigan

Community Justice: Richmond District Police Captain Sandra Tong gets excited about the opening of a new Richmond District Community Court. Some of the community leaders who were present for the opening included Richmond YMCA Executive Director Robert Sindelar (second from left) and former judge and District 1 supervisorial candidate Lillian Sing (second from right).

New Warning System at Ocean Beach
Plain-speech information to be broadcast in several languages
On an unseasonably warm afternoon at Ocean Beach, surfers ride the waves while kite flyers, lovers and families enjoy the sun and breeze. To some city officials and regional scientists, Ocean Beach is not just San Francisco's popular sand and surf retreat, but a potential disaster zone - ground zero for the next big tsunami to hit the West Coast.

Landmark Status Sought for Music Concourse
The SF Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board voted Feb. 16 to continue discussions about granting landmark status to Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse and the surrounding grid of trees.

Temple Beth Sholom Prepares to Rebuild Synagogue, School
After 10 years of planning, Congregation Beth Sholom looks forward to the next phase of building a new temple at its current site at the corner of Clement Street and 14th Avenue.

New Community Court Gets Ready to Dispense Justice
A new community court had its inaugural meeting Feb. 10 and will soon start dispensing justice every month - Richmond District style.

Adventurous Former Mayor Had Big Impact on Western Lands
Adolph Sutro, the son of a prosperous European cloth manufacturer, was a man of indomitable energy, keen foresight and insatiable curiosity. 

Bruyas Collection Makes Rare Showing at Legion of Honor
Bonjour, monsieur! The Alfred Bruyas collection from the Musee Fabre, Montpelier, is a unique collection of French masterpieces. 

Beach Study Hopes to Unlock Mystery of Erosion
An erosion study at Ocean Beach is currently underway to better understand sediment transport processes and patterns.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Real Estate Bubble Revisited

Jane Waeber: Plant Trees on Arbor Day

Jake McGoldrick: Fixing SF's Water System

Jennifer Sportsman: Ton Kiang

Mayor Gavin Newsom: Update on Homelessness