March 2006

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor


Photo: Philip Liborio Gangi

Three Cheers: Cartoonist Lev Yilmaz celebrates, on the roof of his Richmond District home, the premiere of his short film, which played at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.

Cartoonist tackles alienation, sex and confusion

When Lev Yilmaz applied to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he had no aspiration to become an artist. He played guitar and sang.

Washington students brawl after school

What started as a dispute between two George Washington high school students turned into a big after-school brawl on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Geary merchants want economic study

Concerned merchants huddled with Supervisor Fiona Ma and Ahsha Safai, the mayor's liaison to the Richmond District, Feb. 16 to discuss the possibility of getting an environmental impact study commissioned so merchants would know if the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan would help or hurt them.

Plans to Replace Doyle Dr. Debated at Presidio Meeting

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (TA) held a public meeting at 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio to address the upcoming plans to retrofit Doyle Drive, the elevated on-ramp that connects the Marina District to the Golden Gate Bridge - and San Francisco to Marin County.

Musical about Colma to debut at Asian American Film Fest

Richard Wong, 29, and H.P. Mendoza, 29, never thought that anyone else would be interested in watching a movie musical about three friends who just graduated from high school in Colma. Yet, "Colma: The Musical," Wong's directorial debut, is scheduled to premier at the 24th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 21


John M. Lee: Principal Residence Tax Rules

Capt. Sandra Tong: Don't drink and drive

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Close GG Park on Saturdays

Mayor Gavin Newsom: Making City Clean, Livable