July 2007

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Battle Erupts Over Plan to Make Holly Tree Landmark

One of the oldest holly trees in San Francisco has become the central character in a feud involving the owners of a Richmond District home, their neighbors and politicians at City Hall.

Fake I.D.s Used to Commit Burglaries

Incidents involving false identification and burglary have been turning up in the Richmond District over the past several months. Five such incidents were recorded between April 6 and May 25, according to a bulletin put out by the San Francisco Police Department's (SFPD) Richmond Station.

Appeals Court Rules City Must Create EIR for Changes to Housing Element

Neighborhood groups won a major victory at the end of June when the First District Court of Appeals ruled the City had to create a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for modifications made to the housing element of the city's General Plan.

Mayor Hears Concerns about Park Road Closures

Representatives from several community groups met with SF Mayor Gavin Newsom in June to address concerns about the city's closing of a portion of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Saturdays.

Lindy in the Park Captures Fascination of Jitterbuggers

Every Sunday, the music from Hep Jen's free dance lesson behind the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park draws a loyal crowd of dancers who boogie, not to hip hop, but to lindy hop.


Paul Kozakiewicz: Kudos for Kathy, Recall Going Strong

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Town Hall Meeting Results

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Homelessness, Stables, Rossi

Myrna Lim: City's Predatory Pricing Policies

Arlene Uribe: Groups Unite for Public Safety