January 2006


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Photo: Maureen McGettigan

Maria Tsacle has been serving the patrons at the Janet Pomeroy Center near the SF Zoo for 40 years. In the picture above, she catches the holiday spirit with Alex and Lucinda.

Labor of Love
Woman started as a volunteer, stayed 40 years

He will never walk on his own," a doctor told the parents of a brain-damaged 7-year-old. But Maria Tsacle, who works at the Janet Pomeroy Center, walked with the child every day for six months, holding him up, helping him up, trying to teach him how to walk on his own, trying to defy the doctor's enervating diagnosis. One day, when the kid's mother came to pick him up, Tsacle told him to "walk to your mom" and the child did.

Veterans Medical Center Set to Build New Labs

The San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center is continuing its plans to construct research labs on a corner patch of land that borders Seal Rock Drive.

Year of the Dog Rings in New Year

Families and friends will gather in January and February to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year. Traditionally a two-week celebration, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated in San Francisco during a variety of events over a three-week period.

New Trails in Works for Sutro Bath House Ruins

As part of the ambitious plans by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to enact facility improvements in the areas encompassing Lands End, Sutro Baths and the Cliff House, there will also be improvements made in the Sutro Bath House ruins.

Plans for Improving #38 Geary Debated

Richmond District residents got a glimpse at what public transportation on Geary Boulevard may one day look like at a SF County Transportation Authority (TA) workshop Dec. 10. In its second series of public workshops, the transportation authority and Muni presented the latest results of its Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Study to local residents.



Paul Kozakiewicz: Supervisors Force Geary Transit Changes

Capt. Sandra Tong: Happy New Year, Stay Safe

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Geary Bus Rapid Transit

John M. Lee: The Year in Review - 2005

Assemblyman Leland Yee: We Must End Domestic Violence