September 2007

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Hearst's Stones Reworked to Create New Park Pavilion

After weeks of careful reconstruction, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens (SFBG) is ready to unveil its historic renovation of the Rhododendron Garden.

Serving as the centerpiece is a new stone pavilion featuring stone remnants of a 12th century Spanish monastery brought to San Francisco by William Randall Hearst in the '20s. The garden is slated to open in September.

GGNRA Management Plan in Deliberations

For people who have been wanting to say something to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) as it prepares a long-range development plan, it is not too late. The GGNRA will be developing a General Management Plan, which will determine the future of the national park, until the fall of 2009.

Group Argues for Removal of Hetch Hethcy Reservoir

Tuan Nguyen, who now serves as San Francisco field director for the non-profit organization Restore Hetch Hetchy, made a presentation in support of restoring the valley.

Larsen Was a Pioneer, Living in Sand Dunes That Became SF

Carl Larsen, one of San Francisco's best loved old-time characters, was founder and owner of the Tivoli Cafe and the donor of two park sites.


Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Cans Return, Ballot Propositions

Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Mayor Gavin Newsom: City's Tsunami Warning Plan

Sen. Leland Yee: Autumn Moon Festival