May 2007

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Geary BRT Plan Moves to TA for Economic Impact Report

The Geary Citizens Advisory Committee (GCAC) voted at its final meeting on April 26 to move forward with the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which would create bus-only lanes along Geary Boulevard, between Van Ness Avenue and 33rd Avenue.

Hepatitis B Strikes Asian Populations Hard

Less than one person in a thousand throughout the United States is infected with Hepatitis B. However, among the Asian-Pacific Islander population in San Francisco, more than one in 10 has the disease, and concern has escalated among the city's health experts, community leaders and government officials over the prevalence of the virus, which can lead to severe problems in the liver, cancer and death.

Golden Gate Park Road Closures OK'd

The SF Board of Supervisors has approved, by a 9-2 vote, a plan to close a portion of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Saturdays.

Public Health Hospital Housing Plan Gets Approval

After a complex -and not always harmonious - dialogue that began in 2003 between the Presidio Trust and neighborhood groups over the future of the long-shuttered Public Health Service Hospital at 15th Avenue and Lake Street, an agreement has finally been reached, and the site will soon bloom once again with new life and purpose.

City Seeks Input to Improve District Streetscape

About 30 residents, officials and city planners gathered at the Rochambeau Playground Clubhouse in the Richmond District April 18 for a public meeting to discuss better city streets planning in San Francisco.

Lafayette Elementary School Wins Academic Honors

Lafayette Elementary School, located at Anza Street and 37th Avenue, has received two awards of recognition from the state of California in the past year.


Paul Kozakiewicz: The Case for Recalling McGoldrick - Part 2

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Statistically Speaking

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Park Closures, BRT Proceeds

Kitty Ha: Homeless and Clean Streets