October 2006

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Family Struggles After Local Merchant Murdered

On Aug. 19, at approximately 6 p.m., a customer entering the New California Market on the corner of California Street and 19th Avenue found the cashier and store owner, Jinsun "Lilly" Lee, slumped over the checkout counter, according to Sgt. Steve Mannina, spokesperson for the SF Police Department's Homicide Detail.

Golden Gate Park Bandshell Closed

A bastion of sound and harmony for more than 106 years, the Spreckels Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park, known simply as the "bandshell" by most, is dying a slow and painful death.

City Fights to Control Mold, Rats and Pigeons

Helen Zverina, a senior environmental health inspector with the SF Department of Public Health, gave an update on several important issues at the Richmond District Community/Police Forum held Sept. 19.

De Young Museum Celebrates First Anniversary

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum re-opened in Golden Gate Park to worldwide acclaim on Oct. 15, 2005. One year and more than 1.6 million visitors later, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco will thank Bay Area residents with community-wide festivities, including music, dancing and art programs.

Fromm Institute Moves Into New Home at UCSF

For the past 30 years, thousands of intrepid retired people have navigated the University of San Francisco (USF) campus, finding their way to classrooms scattered around the campus.

Children's Book Illustrator Captures Painful Past

For many Japanese Americans, the years of World War II, from 1942 to 1945, hold unpleasant memories.


John M. Lee: Preparing a Home for Sale

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Trio of Important Issues

Assemblyman Leland Yee: Men Can Help End Violence

Camille She: PAR Keeps an Eye on the Neighborhood

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats Work for Families

Mayor Gavin Newsom: Take the Fitness Challenge