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Press Coverage

At this location we will archive general press coverage regarding Lake Merced.  Additional reports may be found in specific areas of interest such as the recycled water program, Harding Park golf course, coverage of the California Trout petition, and so forth.

  San Francisco Chronicle

  Tom Stienstra

  San Francisco Examiner

  San Francisco / Peninsula Independent

  San Mateo Times

  Bay City News

  Other Publications

  Date file of all publications

  San Francisco Chronicle
01/13/06   Bleak audit of S.F. public golf courses, by  Becky Bowman, staff writer

07/29/05  
Master plan for Lake Merced; S.F. Beautiful grant goes to task force
by Kathleen Sullivan, staff writer

03/04/05  Column by Jon Carroll

02/04/05 
Lead in soil stalls filling of Lake Merced; Gun club's slugs could contaminate water if level raised, by  Charlie Goodyear, Chronicle Staff Writer

12/29/04 
A Challenged Environment; How environmentalists can matter again, by Adam Werbach, member, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

08/18/04   A merciful sign flourishes as Lake Merced, by Geoffrey Coffey, San Francisco Chronicle

06/20/04   ChronicleWatch - Working for a better bay area:  The path around Lake Merced looks like "a third-world country."

01/04/04
  What does S.F. owe Harding's longtime clubs? by Brian Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle

12/11/03 
Chance for everyone to pull together; Rowing clubs find popularity with youths, by Paul McHugh, Chronicle Outdoors Writer

09/21/03 
ChronicleWatch: Working for a better Bay Area ; Chronicle Watch comments on the condition of the Officer Douglas E. Gibbs memorial fishing pier.

08/23/03  
New Harding is a true gem; Layout should rank among best municipal courses in country, & Mayor Brown leads opening, by Brian Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle

03/03/03  Novice rowers get positive strokes at Pacific regatta, by Cicero Estrella, Staff Writer

12/12/02  Small sailboats making it big, by Paul McHugh,  Outdoors Writer

12/08/02  Drains rain on parade at S.F.'s Harding Park; New pipes 'backed up' during recent storm, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer

11/03/02  Dreams coming true at Harding, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer

11/01/02  Thanks for Keeping San Francisco Green, Letter to the Editor, Isabel Wade, Executive Director, Neighborhood Parks Council

08/20/02  The Towering Joys of Lake Merced, by Carol Lloyd, special to SF Gate

08/15/02  Learning to sail is kids' stuff; Yachting classes for youngsters gain popularity, by Paul McHugh, Chronicle Outdoors Writer

08/11/02  Men at work -- big greens ahead; It's all dirt now, but Harding make-over is on fast track, Brian, Murphy, Staff Writer

08/04/02  Nicklaus looks past hip to hype First Tee, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer

07/14/02  Mercy for Merced, letters to the Green from Henry Gordon

05/26/02  Hope is in the air as Harding Park goes on hiatus

04/23/02  S.F. residents battling plant lovers; Little-known group chopping down trees. by Ken Garcia

04/05/02  SAVE THE AQUIFER. Letter to the Editor from Katie Pilat, Neighborhood Parks Council

03/21/02  Saving Lake Merced, Letter to the Editor from Jerry Cadagan, The Committee to Save Lake Merced

03/20/02  The rescue of a city lake, Editorial

03/16/02  50-year contract to raise lake's water level; Lake Merced to get a makeover -- Plan promises to restore beauty, by Susan Sward and Tom Stienstra

12/19/01  Not even a ripple in plan to refresh Lake Merced; First deadline to sign contract for recycled water has passed, by Eric Brazil, Chronicle Staff Writer

10/31/01  Reviving Lake Merced, Editorial

10/26/01  Cities, golf courses to clean up water in Lake Merced, Restoring trout primary goal, by Eric Brazil

03/31/01  Our Lake -- So Bad It's a Crime; Jewel of the city now a civic shame, by Ken Garcia

02/11/01  Harding Talks Begin Anew, by Pat Sullivan

02/06/01  A New Song; Tony Hall has brought a booming voice and feisty energy to the S.F. Board of Supervisors, by Ilene Lelchuk

01/31/01  Save Lake Merced, Editorial

07/29/00  Golf Course Herbicide Plan Opposed, Group says Harding Park use of grass killer would affect Lake Merced, by Yumi Wilson

12/15/99  Hopes Afloat, Task force would work to restore S.F.'s Lake Merced, by Glen Martin

11/12/99  Bringing Harding Up to Par, 4 firms bidding to revamp S.F. course to PGA specs, by Pat Sullivan

  Tom Stienstra
06/07/05   Lake Merced having day just for the young angler

02/29/04  Lake Merced is looking up

07/07/02  The fine print behind Lake Merced agreement

12/16/01  Lake Merced cleanup plans out in space

06/08/01  WHO'S MINDING THE STORE?

04/01/01  Sucking the well dry

01/30/01  Lake Merced's Troubled Waters; Action taken to stop overpumping at lake

05/26/99  Officials turn on the tap at Lake Merced

05/18/99  Life continues to drain out of Lake Merced

05/02/99  Merced woes leave gap in fishing holes

03/16/99  Crisis at Lake Merced

03/03/99  Lake Merced a "shipwreck' and The City is blamed

06/10/98  Arrival of U.S. Open prompts needed cleanup at Lake Merced

11/02/97  Paperwork won't cure Lake Merced

09/21/97  Lake Merced needs City rescue effort

  San Francisco Examiner
05/01/06   San Francisco plans for water emergency, by Kate Williamson, staff writer

03/28/06   Daly City seeks fix for flooding,
by Edward Carpenter, staff writer

01/23/06   Lake Merced levels rebound, by Emily Fansher, staff writer

01/12/06   Audit slams Rec and Park Department, by Emily Fansher, staff writer


12/30/05  City couple fills empty nest with love for area birds, by  Bonnie Eslinger, staff writer

09/22/05  Harding Park ready for its international close-up, by J.K. Dineen, staff writer

09/21/05   Park no hole-in-one for some; Resources spent on golf tourney anger advocates, by J.K. Dinneen, staff writer

07/06/05  What now for Boathouse?  Letter to the editor from John Plummer

07/05/05 
Lake Merced boathouse upgrade stalled; Two years after closure, building is 'beyond repair.' by J.K. Dineen, staff writer

11/22/04  PUC examines effects of gun club's shellings, by Jo Stanley


10/25/04  New well to provide water for San Bruno, by Mary Albert, staff writer

08/02/04   Toxic Bullets; City testers check toxicity around gun club, by Jo Stanley


08/27/03  
Lake Merced rises to the occasionby Tiffany Maleshefski

03/18/02  Finally, recycling starts at home, Editorial


03/15/02  Longtime aquifer plan ready to go, by Nick Driver


10/26/01  No mistake by the lake, by Eric Gershon

08/03/00  Roundup plan riles neighbors of golf course, by Ryan Kim

12/12/99  Can we trust City Hall with Harding? by Gwen Knapp

  San Francisco / Peninsula Independent

08/10/04   Lake Merced Water Worries, an Editorial
12/24/02  Landmark water deal signed; North county cities join efforts to protect Lake Merced levels, by Michael Flaherty

05/07/02  The Lake Merced Question; Debate lingers between environmentalists and cities interested in aquifer, by Michael Flaherty

03/02/02  Recycled Water Coming; Project will protect Lake Merced and Westside Aquifer, by Matthew Verrinder

02/12/02  Water infusion for Lake Merced; Technology being tested to boost sinking lake levels, by Matthew Verrinder

12/22/01  Golf courses blamed for project delay; Deadline for Lake Merced aquifer plan goes unmet, by Matthew Verrinder

12/18/01  S.F. jilted by southern neighbors; Posh golf clubs, Daly City ignore deadline on Lake Merced negotiations, by Tiffany Maleshefski

12/04/01  Water-recycling plant underway, Daly City's $5.6 million facility could save aquifer supplies, by Matthew Verrinder

11/27/01  Lake Merced group hopes to save area, water, After years of frustration, work continues on efforts to influence city, by Tiffany Maleshefski

11/27/01  "Tree killers" identified! Recreation and Park Department gardeners found to be the guilty parties, by Tiffany Maleshefski

11/20/01  PUC head confronts Lake Merced issues, New GM works with task force, 'Friends' group, by Tiffany Maleshefski

11/06/01  Lake Merced agreement a fantastic first step, Editorial

10/30/01   "Landmark" agreement introduced to save Lake Merced, by Millicent Mayfield

10/30/01  Aquifer Plan Reached, Daly City and SFPUC start work on water issues at Lake Merced, by Matthew Verrinder

10/02/01  Lake Merced fans give utility officials a tongue-lashing, 'Friends' group says PUC planner foils progress, by Tiffany Maleshefski

10/02/01  New chief takes reins at SFPUC, by Tiffany Maleshefski

10/02/01  Challenge for Patricia Martel, Editorial

09/18/01  Lake Merced needs big fix, Editorial

09/11/01  Rec & Park Commission approves plans for Impound Lake improvement at Lake Merced, by Tiffany Maleshefski

07/31/01  PUC report offers frightening picture of Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller

07/31/01  PUC Report offers frightening picture of Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller

06/27/01  Lawsuit filed to halt use of Olympic Club well, by Melissa T. Miller

05/02/01  Proposed well could endanger North County water supply, by Melissa T. Miller

05/01/01  Lake Merced meeting reveals troubles, Infighting causing problems among Merced task force, by Melissa T. Miller

04/24/01  The magical lake: a disappearing act, by Melissa T. Miller

04/24/01  Lake Merced restoration to get jump start, by Melissa T. Miller

04/17/01  Olympic Club seeks to drill another water well, Lake Merced water levels dropping, by Melissa T. Miller

03/27/01  Fishing a lost opportunity at Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller

03/13/01  Supervisor Tony Hall holds public hearing on Lake Merced, By Eric Gershon

02/27/01  Recreation opportunities disappearing at Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller

02/13/01  Polish needed for city's tarnished aquatic gem, Editorial

02/13/01  Lake Merced suffering, group requests investigation, by Melissa T. Miller

02/06/01  This isn't a magic act - Lake Merced is really disappearing, by Melissa T. Miller

06/09/00  Lake Merced Task Force formed, by Sonia Mansfield

11/25/98  PUC Passes Plan for Lake Merced; Resolution to raise low water levels, by Yumi Wilson, Staff Writer

05/12/98  Agencies issue new Lake Merced Report, Activists charge plan is rehash of first draft, by Kristen Reyes

  San Mateo Times
02/25/04   Recycled Water Plant Opens in June; Water will help golf courses, preserve drinking water and restore Lake Merced, by Emily Fancher, Staff Writer

03/16/02  Golfers, environmentalists alike celebrate Lake Merced pact, by Bret Putman

03/13/02  Daly City seeks water recycling plant; $6 million plant would pump 2.5 million gallons to three regional golf courses, by Bret Putnam

02/01/02  Stormwater interceptor to help raise Lake Merced water levels; S.F., Daly City to share construction and operating costs, by Christine Louie

12/12/01  Daly City, golf courses may not reach water deal, by Christine Louie

10/26/01  Lake Merced advocates praise water management agreement, by Christine Louie

06/02/01  Ruling requires reviews before well-drilling, by Susanne Hilty

03/27/01  Group sues to halt well drilling, by Martha McPartlin

  Bay City News
11/17/01  Report on tree removal by natural areas program

07/24/01  San Mateo County Supervisors Drop Well Environmental Review

07/19/01  Well Permit Lawsuit Against San Mateo Co Dismissed

06/05/01  Permit for well near Lake Merced questioned

  Other Publications
9/24/04   San Mateo Daily Journal, City to tap underground water, by Bill Silverfarb, Daily Journal Staff

11/__/01  Sunset Beacon: Agreement to Save Lake Merced, by Supervisor Tony Hall, Seventh District

07/__/01  West Portal Monthly: Budget pours $2 million into Lake Merced, City Hall prioritizes new efforts to restore neglected lake, by Tony Hall, Supervisor, Seventh District

06/__/01  SFSU XPress: Don't drill the water, by Rosaclaire Baisinger

02/19/01  Bay Area Backroads: Lake Merced

  Date file of all publications

2005        2004         2003         2002       2001        1997 - 2000


2006

05/01/06   San Francisco plans for water emergency, by Kate Williamson, Examiner staff writer

03/28/06   Daly City seeks fix for flooding,
by Edward Carpenter, Examiner staff writer

01/23/06   Lake Merced levels rebound, by Emily Fansher, Examiner staff writer

01/13/06  
Bleak audit of S.F. public golf courses, by  Becky Bowman, Chronicle staff writer

01/12/06   Audit slams Rec and Park Department, by Emily Fansher, Examiner staff writer



2005

12/30/05  City couple fills empty nest with love for area birds, by  Bonnie Eslinger, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner

09/22/05  Harding Park ready for its international close-up, by J.K. Dineen, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner


09/21/05   Park no hole-in-one for some; Resources spent on golf tourney anger advocates, by J.K. Dinneen, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner


07/29/05  
Master plan for Lake Merced; S.F. Beautiful grant goes to task force
by Kathleen Sullivan, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle


07/06/05  What now for Boathouse?  Letter to the editor, San Francisco Examiner, from John Plummer


07/05/05 
Lake Merced boathouse upgrade stalled; Two years after closure, building is 'beyond repair.' by J.K. Dineen, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner

06/07/05   Lake Merced having day just for the young angler

02/04/05  Lead in soil stalls filling of Lake Merced; Gun club's slugs could contaminate water if level raised, by  Charlie Goodyear, Chronicle Staff Writer


2004

12/29/04  A Challenged Environment; How environmentalists can matter again, by Adam Werbach, member, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

11/22/04  PUC examines effects of gun club's shellings, by Jo Stanley, San Francisco Examiner


10/25/04  New well to provide water for San Bruno, by Mary Albert, San Francisco Examiner staff writer


9/24/04   San Mateo Daily Journal, City to tap underground water,
by Bill Silverfarb, Daily Journal Staff

08/18/04   A merciful sign flourishes as Lake Merced, by Geoffrey Coffey, San Francisco Chronicle

08/10/04   Lake Merced Water Worries, an Editorial, San Francisco Inependent

08/02/04   Toxic Bullets; City testers check toxicity around gun club, by Jo Stanley


02/29/04  Lake Merced is looking up, by Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle


02/25/04   Recycled Water Plant Opens in June; Water will help golf courses, preserve drinking water and restore Lake Merced, by Emily Fancher, Staff Writer, San Mateo County Times

01/04/04
  What does S.F. owe Harding's longtime clubs? by Brian Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle
2003

12/11/03  Chance for everyone to pull together; Rowing clubs find popularity with youths, by Paul McHugh,Chronicle Outdoors Writer

09/21/03 
ChronicleWatch: Working for a better Bay Area ; Chronicle Watch comments on the condition of the Officer Douglas E. Gibbs memorial fishing pier.

08/27/03  
Lake Merced rises to the occasionby Tiffany Maleshefski, San Francisco Examiner

08/23/03   New Harding is a true gem; Layout should rank among best municipal courses in country, & Mayor Brown leads opening, by Brian Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle

03/03/03  Novice rowers get positive strokes at Pacific regatta, by Cicero Estrella, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

2002

12/24/02  Landmark water deal signed; North county cities join efforts to protect Lake Merced levels, by Michael Flaherty for the Independent

12/12/02  Small sailboats making it big, by Paul McHugh,  Outdoors Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

12/08/02  Drains rain on parade at S.F.'s Harding Park; New pipes 'backed up' during recent storm, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

11/03/02  Dreams coming true at Harding, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

11/01/02  Thanks for Keeping San Francisco Green, Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle from Isabel Wade, Executive Director, Neighborhood Parks Council

08/20/02  The Towering Joys of Lake Merced, by Carol Lloyd, special to SF Gate

08/15/02  Learning to sail is kids' stuff; Yachting classes for youngsters gain popularity, by Paul McHugh, Chronicle Outdoors Writer

08/11/02  Men at work -- big greens ahead; It's all dirt now, but Harding make-over is on fast track, Brian, Murphy, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

08/04/02  Nicklaus looks past hip to hype First Tee, Brian Murphy, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

07/14/02  Mercy for Merced, letters to the San Francisco Chronicle Green from Henry Gordon

07/07/02  The fine print behind Lake Merced agreement, by Tom Stienstra

05/07/02  The Lake Merced Question; Debate lingers between environmentalists and cities interested in aquifer, by Michael Flaherty for the Independent

05/26/02  Hope is in the air as Harding Park goes on hiatus, San Francisco Chronicle

04/23/02  S.F. residents battling plant lovers; Little-known group chopping down trees. by Ken Garcia, San Francisco Chronicle

04/05/02  SAVE THE AQUIFER. Letter to the Editor,San Francisco Chronicle, from Katie Pilat, Neighborhood Parks Council

03/21/02  Saving Lake Merced, Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle from Jerry Cadagan, The Committee to Save Lake Merced

03/20/02  The rescue of a city lake, San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

03/18/02  Finally, recycling starts at home, San Francisco Examiner Editorial

03/16/02  50-year contract to raise lake's water level; Lake Merced to get a makeover -- Plan promises to restore beauty, by Susan Sward and Tom Stienstra

03/16/02  Golfers, environmentalists alike celebrate Lake Merced pact, by Bret Putman, San Mateo Times

03/15/02  Longtime aquifer plan ready to go, by Nick Driver, San Francisco Examiner

03/13/02  Daly City seeks water recycling plant; $6 million plant would pump 2.5 million gallons to three regional golf courses, by Bret Putnam, San Mateo Times

03/02/02  Recycled Water Coming; Project will protect Lake Merced and Westside Aquifer, by Matthew Verrinder for the Independent

02/12/02  Water infusion for Lake Merced; Technology being tested to boost sinking lake levels, by Matthew Verrinder for the Independent

02/01/02  Stormwater interceptor to help raise Lake Merced water levels; S.F., Daly City to share construction and operating costs, by Christine Louie, San Mateo Times
 
 

2001

12/22/01  Golf courses blamed for project delay; Deadline for Lake Merced aquifer plan goes unmet, by Matthew Verrinder for the Independent

12/19/01  Not even a ripple in plan to refresh Lake Merced; First deadline to sign contract for recycled water has passed, by Eric Brazil, Chronicle Staff Writer

12/18/01  S.F. jilted by southern neighbors; Posh golf clubs, Daly City ignore deadline on Lake Merced negotiations, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

12/16/01  Lake Merced cleanup plans out in space, by Tom Stienstra

12/12/01  Daly City, golf courses may not reach water deal, by Christine Louie, San Mateo Times

12/04/01  Water-recycling plant underway, Daly City's $5.6 million facility could save aquifer supplies, by Matthew Verrinder for the Independent

11/27/01  Lake Merced group hopes to save area, water, After years of frustration, work continues on efforts to influence city, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

11/27/01  "Tree killers" identified! Recreation and Park Department gardeners found to be the guilty parties, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

11/20/01  PUC head confronts Lake Merced issues, New GM works with task force, 'Friends' group, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

11/17/01  Report on tree removal by natural areas program, Bay City News

11/06/01  Lake Merced agreement a fantastic first step, Editorial for the Independent

11/__/01  Agreement to Save Lake Merced, by Supervisor Tony Hall, Seventh District, Sunset Beacon

10/31/01  Reviving Lake Merced, San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

10/30/01   "Landmark" agreement introduced to save Lake Merced, by Millicent Mayfield for the Independent

10/30/01  Aquifer Plan Reached, Daly City and SFPUC start work on water issues at Lake Merced, by Matthew Verrinder for the Independent

10/26/01  Cities, golf courses to clean up water in Lake Merced, Restoring trout primary goal, by Eric Brazil, San Francisco Chronicle

10/26/01  No mistake by the lake, by Eric Gershon, San Francisco Examiner

10/26/01  Lake Merced advocates praise water management agreement, by Christine Louie, San Mateo Times

10/02/01  Lake Merced fans give utility officials a tongue-lashing, 'Friends' group says PUC planner foils progress, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

10/02/01  New chief takes reins at SFPUC, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

10/02/01  Challenge for Patricia Martel, Editorial for the Independent

09/18/01  Lake Merced needs big fix, Editorial for the Independent

09/11/01  Rec & Park Commission approves plans for Impound Lake improvement at Lake Merced, by Tiffany Maleshefski for the Independent

07/31/01  PUC report offers frightening picture of Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

07/31/01  PUC Report offers frightening picture of Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

07/24/01  San Mateo County Supervisors Drop Well Environmental Review, Bay City News

07/19/01  Well Permit Lawsuit Against San Mateo Co Dismissed, Bay City News

07/__/01  Budget pours $2 million into Lake Merced, City Hall prioritizes new efforts to restore neglected lake, by Tony Hall, Supervisor, Seventh District, West Portal Monthly:

06/27/01  Lawsuit filed to halt use of Olympic Club well, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

06/08/01  WHO'S MINDING THE STORE?, by Tom Stienstra

06/05/01  Permit for well near Lake Merced questioned, Bay City News

06/02/01  Ruling requires reviews before well-drilling, by Susanne Hilty, San Mateo Times

06/__/01  Don't drill the water, by Rosaclaire Baisinger, SFSU XPress

05/02/01  Proposed well could endanger North County water supply, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

05/01/01  Lake Merced meeting reveals troubles, Infighting causing problems among Merced task force, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

04/24/01  The magical lake: a disappearing act, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

04/24/01  Lake Merced restoration to get jump start, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

04/17/01  Olympic Club seeks to drill another water well, Lake Merced water levels dropping, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

04/01/01  Sucking the well dry, by Tom Stienstra

03/31/01  Our Lake -- So Bad It's a Crime; Jewel of the city now a civic shame, by Ken Garcia, San Francisco Chronicle

03/27/01  Fishing a lost opportunity at Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

03/27/01  Group sues to halt well drilling, by Martha McPartlin, San Mateo Times

03/13/01  Supervisor Tony Hall holds public hearing on Lake Merced, By Eric Gershon for the Independent

02/27/01  Recreation opportunities disappearing at Lake Merced, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

02/19/01  Bay Area Backroads: Lake Merced

02/13/01  Polish needed for city's tarnished aquatic gem, Editorial for the Independent

02/13/01  Lake Merced suffering, group requests investigation, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

02/11/01  Harding Talks Begin Anew, by Pat Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle

02/06/01  This isn't a magic act - Lake Merced is really disappearing, by Melissa T. Miller for the Independent

02/06/01  A New Song; Tony Hall has brought a booming voice and feisty energy to the S.F. Board of Supervisors, by Ilene Lelchuk, San Francisco Chronicle

01/31/01  Save Lake Merced, San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

01/30/01  Lake Merced's Troubled Waters; Action taken to stop overpumping at lake, by Tom Stienstra

1997 - 2000

08/03/00  Roundup plan riles neighbors of golf course, by Ryan Kim, San Francisco Examiner

07/29/00  Golf Course Herbicide Plan Opposed, Group says Harding Park use of grass killer would affect Lake Merced, by Yumi Wilson, San Francisco Chronicle

06/09/00  Lake Merced Task Force formed, by Sonia Mansfield for the Independent

12/15/99  Hopes Afloat, Task force would work to restore S.F.'s Lake Merced, by Glen Martin, San Francisco Chronicle

12/12/99  Can we trust City Hall with Harding? by Gwen Knapp, San Francisco Examiner

11/12/99  Bringing Harding Up to Par, 4 firms bidding to revamp S.F. course to PGA specs, by Pat Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle

05/26/99  Officials turn on the tap at Lake Merced, by Tom Stienstra

05/18/99  Life continues to drain out of Lake Merced, by Tom Stienstra

05/02/99  Merced woes leave gap in fishing holes, by Tom Stienstra

03/16/99  Crisis at Lake Merced, by Tom Stienstra

03/03/99  Lake Merced a "shipwreck' and The City is blamed, by Tom Stienstra

11/25/98  PUC Passes Plan for Lake Merced; Resolution to raise low water levels, by Yumi Wilson, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

06/10/98  Arrival of U.S. Open prompts needed cleanup at Lake Merced, by Tom Stienstra

05/12/98  Agencies issue new Lake Merced Report, Activists charge plan is rehash of first draft, by Kristen Reyes for the Independent

11/02/97  Paperwork won't cure Lake Merced, by Tom Stienstra

09/21/97  Lake Merced needs City rescue effort, by Tom Stienstra