May 2010

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

MTA to enforce meters on Sunday

The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) is getting ready to roll out a 90-day trial program that would enforce parking meters in the Inner Richmond District on Sundays.

Dissent sprouts over plan to charge fee at Botanical Gardens

Opponents of a proposal to charge non-residents of San Francisco who visit the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park an entrance fee showed up in force at a City budget meeting at the Hall of Flowers on April 21. They faced off against, and traded insults with, an equal number of park employees who showed up in neon-green shirts to support the plan.

Historic Presidio fire station to close

After 93 years in service, the Presidio Fire Department (PFD) will no longer exist as such as the Presidio firehouse will be taken over by the San Francisco Fire Department, possibly this fall or winter.

Work starts to conserve, restore Washington H.S. artworks

Tourists flock to San Francisco for its art and cultural wealth. Museums like the M.H. de Young Memorial, Palace of the Legion of Honor and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) are always listed as essential destinations in tour guides. What is not listed, however, is George Washington High School (GWHS).

SF Village seeks to construct network of services for seniors

The non-profit San Francisco Village initiated its services to the public in January of 2009, but that was after almost two years of preparation and research.

Washington High School honors 3 alumni into Hall of Merit

Three distinguished alumni, all with links to education and research, will be inducted in May into the George Washington High School Alumni Association Hall of Merit. They are:
• Dr. James Bindon, class of Spring 1965, anthropology researcher and award-winning professor;
• Dr. Arthur Nonomura, Fall 1968, botany researcher and professor with numerous patented discoveries;
• Karl Seyer-Ochi, 1982, internationally-recognized, award-winning Washington teacher of economics, American democracy and culinary geography.

Art festival highlights student creations

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Visual and Performing Arts Office of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) will present Young at Art, an eight-day celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts, hosted by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, from May 8 - 16. 


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Yes on Prop. D, No on 16