February 2006

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Photo: Philip Liborio Gangi

Westside resident Jayson Wechter started the Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt in the early '90s. This year, more than 1,500 people will participate in the event.

Treasure hunt caps Chinese New Year's festivities

Sleuths dash into a dark alleyway on the hill by the intersection of California and Powell streets while drums from the Chinese New Year Parade are beating in the distance. They are frantically searching for "a quick little fellow for whom a typewriter was named."

Cabrillo school to close, Peabody spared the ax

The San Francisco Board of Education voted Jan. 19 to close Cabrillo Elementary School in June, ending an 80-year history for the Richmond District institution. George Peabody Elementary School, located on Sixth Avenue, was also slated for closure but will remain open.

Mystery of the Sutro Bath skulls

On Saturday, Nov. 19, two human skulls were discovered at the ruins of Sutro Baths. The U.S. Park Police recovered the remains and passed them along to San Francisco's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The subsequent examination revealed that the remains are of historical nature, but their exact origin and the circumstances of their recent abandonment at the ruins remain unknown.

Women organize to end homelessness

"We're here to try to make a grass roots effort to address homelessness in the Richmond and Sunset," said Kristie Fairchild, addressing the attendees of the monthly Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition meeting, held Jan. 12 at the Taraval Police Station on 24th Avenue.



Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Affordable housing

Capt. Sandra Tong: Gung Hay Fat Choy

John M. Lee: The state of real estate