Francisco Da Costa
|We have seen in recent years horrorssome natural and others man madethat have challenged us to reflect but more to ponder the stupidity of human kind and our doings that defy norms and more civilization. (more)|
Here in San Francisco we pride ourselves that we are the City that knows how. We will try to address issues pertinent to our times and focus of Quality of Life issues. We will do this by going to City Hall and speaking out and also by posting relevant articles on this web site. We will stand by our youth and do all in our power to reduce crime and violence. We will work both with the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch to make good stuff happen.
Black Leaders in the Bayview Fallen in Disgrace (8/20/07)
San Quentin Correctional Facility and Reality (7/27/07)
Good Riddance of Very Bad Rubbish - Marcia Rosen Resigns (7/23/07)
Ongoing Heist at Mission Bay in San Francisco (7/9/07)
No Hope for Poor with Housing and Mayor Newsom (6/17/07)
The Movement to Drive Lennar BVHP LLC Out of Our Community (6/17/07)
Aboriginals in Australia (5/11/07)
Three Shootings Too Many (5/11/07)
SF Organizations Beg For Breadcrumbs Before the BOS (5/10/07)
The Cultural Divide: Gangs, Killings and Shootings (4/29/07)
|The City and County of San Francisco turned the other way while PG&E milked the poor and controlled most of the power grid. They do that even today. The rich and the powerful and the greedy! Hunters Point where PG&E have an old plant built in the 1920's is one of the oldest in California. It still spews energy and while it does it also pollutes the air, the water and the land.|
July 31 Hearing Before the BOS at SF City Hall (8/4/07)
Historic Land Use Hearing (7/9/07)
The Mostly Black Sellouts in Bayview Hunters Point (7/7/07)
Thugs Work With Developer to Intimidate Innocent Folks (6/29/07)
Save the Family Day (6/24/07)
Many Sell Outs in the Bayview Hunters Point (5/9/07)
Trans Bay Cable Project (4/28/07)
Bring Back the Muni 15-Third (4/14/07)
(more Bayview Hunters Point)
San Bruno Festival (10/1/06)
Dead Trees on San Bruno (9/14/06)
Trees on San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco (7/17/06)
11th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Challenge (5/28/06)
Portola District Neighborhood Map
Letter from the Department of Elections
Businesses on San Bruno Avenue
|Since the early 1960's I have been fighting for Environmental causes. Of course back then no one called them Environmental Causes - you fought to keep the rivers clean, the air clean, the beach clean - you kind of knew what was good and what was not good. You banded with friends to make good stuff happen. It was a good feeling. (more)|
Interview with Francisco da Costa about Yosemite Slough (8/14/07)
Blatant Bombardment of Asbestos on Parcel A (8/6/07)
Fact Sheet About Parcel A and Dust Control Ploys (6/29/07)
Too Many Youth Die on Our Streets in San Francisco (6/18/07)
The Impending Drought and SFPUC Lackluster Leadership (4/25/07)
Our Earth and its Future
Bring Our Troop Home Now
(more Environmental Justice Advocacy)
All over the world the lay person is asking one question - how can I be safe? How can I exercise my freedom? How can I be free? After September 11, 2001 - we all CANNOT take our freedom for granted.
As the days lead to weeks and weeks into months and months to years - we can only hope. The human being is a very complex being. We human would like to have everything on a platter. A bed of roses. The future is bright - but it will demand innovative thinking.
"Epiphany - Blossoms of Hope" will reveal a series of articles. We hope it will inspire all women and men of good faith to view our Earth from a unique perspective. A perspective that will lead to making good stuff happen.
Brown Bombers Fourth Annual Family Event (7/22/07)
Bayview Hunters Point in 2007 (7/4/07)
Great Ocean Road - My Trip Down Under (5/28/07)
Family Reunion Down Under (5/18/07)
Han Hing Herbs Company (4/29/07)
|I had the opportunity to talk to some Middle School children from E.R. Taylor School situated in the Portola District. I spoke to them about the San Francisco Port Authority and the Park they had come to visit. The Park has been named the Muwekma Ohlone Park.|
The Death of Muwekma Ohlone Park
Muwekma Ohlone Park 2005
photos #1 photos #2
Link to MP3
Link to "Urban Oasis Garden in Legal Limbo"
Link to "Urban Paradise Lost"
Link to "Citizen Park Patrol"
The Last Frontier
(more Muwekma Ohlone Park)
I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and I am always very proud that I was born in Africa. As soon as this idea of having a summit was brought to my attention, I did everything possible to make this summit a success in the Bay Area.
History of the Ohlone
Protect Medicine Lake (4/6/07)
Protect Sacred Sites
Sacred Shellmounds (3/30/07)
The Muwekma Ohlone
San Francisco Peaks - A Victory
The Healing Poles
Shellmound Peacewalk 2006
Save the Peaks Movie
San Francisco Peaks (9/15/06)
Aloha Festival 2006 (8/11/06)
Sacred Sites in California (6/10/06)
California Sacred Sites (PDF) (6/8/06)
International Indian Treaty Council
Native American Nations
Sacred Sites Visited and Alcatraz Gathering
Epic Shellmound Peace Walk
Native Americana at Auction
The Urban Gamble
Federally Recognized Native American Tribes
The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: Perspective
Sacred Burial Grounds Shellmounds
Maori Art Exhibit Opens in San Francisco
California Indians and Genocide
Link to "Revival of the Muwekma Ohlone Language"
Link to "Composition of the Costanoan Tribes"
Link to "World Class Native American Museum"
Link to "Tribes Win Trinity Flow Fight"
Link to Hopi Prophesies
Major Indian Burial Site Uncovered at Lafayette Development
(more First People)
We are here on this earth for a limited time and all of us human beings have just one chance to live a full life and make sense of our existence. The least we can do is respect Mother Earth. It is important that we take care of our Earth and leave it a better place for those that will live on this Earth long after we have left it.
Former San Francisco Mayor
|The African American community has always been strong and contributed to the growth and culture of our city. Now at last we are witnessing the creation of an African American cultural institution in the Yerba Buena district of downtown San Francisco.|
Black History Month 2007 (2/20/07)
Juneteenth 2006 (6/26/06)
Black History Month 2005
Black History Month 2004
Link to "History Takes Second Look at Black Panthers"
Mabel Teng and Black History Month
Presidio of San Francisco Officers Club
Captain Michael Healy
Presidio Celebration Photos
(more African American Cultural Heritage)
|Evergreen plantation has over twenty-five slave houses neatly built in a row. Neatly planted are the famous Evergreen Oaks with their hanging Spanish Moss. Most of the slave houses or quarters are being rehabilitated today. We were given the opportunity to enter one and take photographs. (article; photos.)|
Link to "Thousands Online For Slave Data"
L:ink to "Californians to Get Look Back at Slavery"
A Permanent Museum
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Buffalo Soldiers and the Indian Wars
Buffalo Soldiers Cemetary, Presidio of San Francisco
Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippines
Black Jack Pershing
Italian Town Honors Black GI's
When the West Was Black: Cowboys Lament Loss of Rodeo
(more Buffalo Soldiers)
Construction Underway on Fort Baker Lodge, Retreat Project
Link to Presidio Directory
Letter from Coalition of Concerned NPS Retirees
Link to the Past
Link to Contract on LIfe of Dog Case Prosecutor
Link to "700 Great Sites"
60 Years D-Day
Sixth U.S. Army
Sixth U.S. Army, the Presidio, and Korean War, 1946-1980
(Adobe Reader Format)
Photograph of Commemorative Marker
More Sixth U.S. Army Photographs
My sister Eualalia and niece Jacqueline
Libania De Souza
Open Your Eyes
Memorial Day 2000
- 5000 Years of History -
by James Carter
Diversity in the NPS
The Presidential Debacle
by James Carter
Link to "Nobody Knows"
Vision Taking Shape
Giovanni the Kind Shoemaker
El Polin Spring