November 2005

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Photo: John Oppenheimer

Dancing for Good Health: Kasie O'Mara (left to right), Holly Layton, Rachel Papp, Colleen Noonan and Jessica Watson dance an Irish jig at the Kaiser Medical Center's Health Fair Oct. 1. The free event was held at the Kaiser Medical Center's French campus at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Sixth Avenue.

Merchants Rally to Slow Plan to Transform Geary
Geary Boulevard merchants held several meetings in October with city officials to address what they perceive as a "rogue" transportation subcommittee trying to undercut their livelihoods.

Traffic Runs Smoothly at GG Park Garage
Prior to the Oct. 15 grand opening of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Richmond District residents had more than art on their mind - there was also the issue of traffic.

Cala to Close, Auto Dealer Wants Site to Expand
Cala Foods, located at 4041 Geary Blvd. between Fourth and Fifth avenues, will be closing its doors after more than 20 years of service to the neighborhood. The move comes in wake of The Kroger Company, parent company of Cala Foods, not renewing its lease at the present location. The lease expires in February 2006.

Adobe House Found at El Polin Springs in Presidio
Another issue has been added to a long-standing plan by the National Park Service to develop and restore the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. Research is being conducted to enhance a presentation of early Presidio inhabitants through the excavations of early structures that have been discovered at El Polin Springs at Tennessee Hollow.

Filmmaker's Film to Premier at Film Arts Festival
"Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that (they) themselves commit; for if they could, cupid himself would blush." This Shakespeare quote opens French-born filmmaker Deborah Cukierman's short film, "Chronicle of a Love," which will premier in November at the Roxie Cinema as part of the 21st annual Film Arts Festival. The film explores differences between love - the particular instances thereof - and Love - as a concept.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Get Ready for a Disaster

John M. Lee: Real Estate as Inflation Hedge

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Youth Shaking Up City Hall