April 2007

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Plan to Expand Housing Tax Rejected

San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick's effort to include buildings with 2 to 4 units into the city's Inclusionary Housing Fund was sent back to the drawing board after a raucous meeting at the supervisor's Land Use and Economic Development Committee meeting March 4.

Ocean Beach Fire Pits Readied for Earth Day Blaze

On Earth Day (April 22), the National Park Service (NPS) will debut new fire pits at Ocean Beach.

Geary Bus Plan Moves Forward, Payment Options Sharpened

On March 22, the SF Transportation Authority (TA) presented the implementation schedule and possible sources of funding for the Geary Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which would create bus-only lanes along Geary stretching from Van Ness Avenue to 33rd Avenue.

Richmond Library Closes to Expand, Upgrade

The Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, located at 351 Ninth Ave., closed to undergo a major renovation on March 18.

Artist's Paintings Dedicated to the People Who Work the Land

Jay Mercado thinks big. On one wall of his Richmond District studio, two large paintings hang. One depicts a female migrant worker and the other a male migrant worker. The paintings are bold, with earth-tone colors capturing the expressions on their faces.


Paul Kozakiewicz: The Case for Recalling McGoldrick

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Subprime Loans

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: The Theme is Health

Jack Macy: Recyclable to-go Containers

Hiroshi Fukuda: No Manhattanization of SF