December 2007

Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco,
see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

New Group Formed to Monitor Endangered Species at GGNRA

In conjunction with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), local environmentalists, including Brent Plater, and the Center for Biological Diversity have organized an endangered species watch program, called the Big Year, which should help protect endangered plants and animals and counteract a growing "nature deficit" among children and the general public.

Presidio Girls Win Title

The Presidio Middle School softball team won the City championship at Lang Field on Aug. 22. The Presidio Panthers were undefeated, 8-0, going into the championships.

New Skateboard Park to be Considered for Golden Gate Park

Skateboarding advocates scored a victory at City Hall in November when the SF Board of Supervisor's Neighborhood Services Committee recommended creating a new skateboard park. Testimony about why the park is needed and where its location should be lasted more than two hours.

St. Peter's to Replace Church with Affordable Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has agreed to fund a $2 million grant to demolish St. Peter's Church on 29th Avenue to make way for a 20-unit affordable-housing residence for adults with developmental disabilities.

Artist Turns Small Items into Custom Shadowboxes, Jewelry

Susan Gould is a talented, self-taught artist who has been creating jewelry and shadow box art since 1989.


Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Green Task Force Extended

Sen. Leland Yee: Eleven Bills Signed into Law

Capt. Jere Williams: Police Beat

Eric Lien: What's in a Name?

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Making Highway 1 Safe