September 2005


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Voters to Decide Parking Garage Traffic Quandary

A proposed solution to the debate over entrance and exit lanes for a new underground parking garage at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park will be decided by voters this November.

Pollution, Fires Still a Problem at Ocean Beach

Residents of the Sunset District near Ocean Beach have been dealing with a long-standing set of concerns regarding quality-of-life issues.

RDNC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Concealed modestly behind a large row of bushes and a tall cypress tree, the red ceramic-shingled roofs and green trim of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center's (RDNC) Spanish-style bungalows create a relatively unassuming facade. Yet, the three beige stucco-covered buildings are home to the central nervous system of many area programs.

Merchants Host Luncheon

The Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants Association celebrated its 59th anniversary with its 13th annual luncheon Aug. 17 at the Cathedral Hill Hotel.

New Playland Museum to Open

My memories of Playland at the Beach date from the early '60s, when I first arrived in San Francisco. It was my habit, as I roamed the country, to take bus tours of the cities I visited before starting to look for work.

Organization Helps People with Low-Vision

Beginning in 1954, the National Association for the Visually Handicapped has grown from founder Loraine Markey's old storefront office on Balboa Street to a program that serves people in 28 senior centers across the Western United States, Alaska and Hawaii.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Market Gives Off Mixed Signals

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Help Keep Democracy Alive

Assemblyman Leland Yee: Cultivating Custom

Erica Gies: Artists Have Environmental Message

Lillian Kim: First Day for School Scoops

Jessica Sportsman: Chiang Mai Thai