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  • Thursday,
    Aug 7, 2008
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News

  • Kudos: Javonte Holloway

    Occupation Student

    Home San Francisco

    Achievement The eighth-grader at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy is among 1,000 students nationwide to receive the Doris Fisher Award, a $10,000 scholarship. KIPP, which stands for Knowlege Is Power Program, is a college-prep public-charter school.

  • Kudos: Kory Storer

    Occupation Student-athlete

    Home Hillsborough

    Achievement The recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., on Aug. 18. He tied for second with an even-par 144 at a qualifying tournament at the Peninsula Golf Club in San Mateo.

  • On Target: Aug. 8, 2008

    On Saturday, residents of The City’s Sunset district will celebrate the recent renovation of the J.P. Murphy Playground, located at Ninth Avenue and Ortega Street. Recreation and Park Department staff will be on hand to offer tours of the new facility and take suggestions on what types of programs residents would like to see at the new recreation space. The open-house event is from 11 a.m.
  • Kudos: Deedee Workman

    Occupation Consultant

    Home San Francisco

    Achievement The former executive director of San Francisco Beautiful has started a public affairs consulting firm called Workman Associates San Francisco, which aims to help development projects in The City become realized.

  • Newsmaker: Chris Daly

    A proposal by the supervisor to transform the San Francisco Zoo into an animal rescue center is scheduled for a vote in September. The zoo came under criticism after a tiger escaped from its enclosure and fatally killed a teenager in December. A Board of Supervisors committee voted Thursday to send the proposed legislation to the full board.
  • Newsmaker: Golden Gate Bridge

    A $1 price bump for drivers coming into San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, scheduled to start Sept. 1, would be delayed one day under a proposal that will go before the span’s governing board this morning. Bridge district staff have asked that the change be delayed 24 hours to Sept. 2, due to the Labor Day holiday that falls on Sept.
  • 3-Minute Interview: Barry Fasbender

    Couldn’t swing a ticket to Beijing? Next year, you’ll get another chance to see some of our nation’s best athletes when the 2009 Summer National Senior Games come to Palo Alto. The multisport event will bring together 12,750 athletes, including Fasbender, 71, who holds several world records in masters swimming from Palo Alto.

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Arts

  • Review: About a ‘Boy’ with a past

    As its ex-con protagonist with a notorious past experiences the everyday blips and occasional bangs of a constructive new life in a society that deems him evil, “Boy A” tells a story too compellingly human to be anything but engrossing. But plot contrivances and an excessive attempt to reap sympathy for the title character significantly weaken this Brit-gritty drama.

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