San Francisco

 

I commute daily to the Autodesk office in San Francisco via ferry.  The ferry terminal in Alameda (where I live) is called Gateway Alameda. It gets its name because years ago, before the Bay Bridge opened in 1936, the Southern Pacific Railroad terminated at that location. Passengers wanting to continue to San Francisco then boarded a ferry. The railroad stop was considered the gateway to San Francisco.

 

An Alameda man is dead and another hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. 

The San Francisco medical examiner has identified the man shot and killed after a bar fight as Joshua Mejia, 26. San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) reported that the shooting happened about 2 a.m., in front of the Marquette Hotel, 965 Geary St.

The Lincoln Middle School Marching Band recently accepted the first-place award for its performance in this year’s Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.  Students and parents from the band and music director Tyra Ingram-Cable expressed their excitement at winning the award before a packed house of more than 500 guests that included parade organizers and participants along with Miss Chinatown and her court of attendants.