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Last month, donated the money to create a new computer lab with over a dozen computers at Sanchez Elementary School at 325 Sanchez St. In the photo above (from left to right) students Gustavo Franco, Maria Tzaj, and America Reyes use their new educational resource. The school has over 325 students and 70 percent of them are learning English as their second language.(photo: Bill Sywak)

Proposed Eight-Story Building at Market and Buchanan Streets
Causing Controversy
Some Hermann Street residents fear lower property values, obstructed views
Plans to turn a decrepit gas station into a state-of-the-art condominium and retail structure on the corner of Buchanan and Market Streets has not even been fully approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, but is already a hot topic for neighbors.

Firm Gives Out Free Routers in the Castro
Spanish company FON hopes to launch new trend in public wireless access with giveaway
FON, a Madrid-based wireless company is hoping to use videos pairing the most sought after Cher look-alike (known as Chad Michaels in her non-celebrity life), to draw attention to their “Share the Castro” campaign to blanket the neighborhood with wireless Internet access hotspots.

Klotz Watches and Clocks Finds its Niche in a Digital Age
Some experts have speculated that as the use of electronic time devices expands mechanical watches will become obsolete. Does this worry watchmakers? According to Rolf Klotz of Klotz Watches and Clocks, a sales and repair shop on Market Street, the answer is no.

Eureka Valley Library to Close for Renovations in March
The Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Library, situated at the corner of 16th and Pond streets, will close for 18 months for renovations starting March 2. To commemorate the event, a party for the public will be held on Saturday, March 1, the last day of operations.