By Barbar Taylor – cbsnews – excerpt
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The battle over what should be done to the Beach Chalet soccer fields in Golden Gate Park was fought in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday.
The courtroom was packed with some San Franciscans who said the city needs better soccer fields, but others who said they like the folksy feel of the existing fields with its real grass, no lights or bleachers. In short, it’s a no frills kinds of atmosphere.
The hearing focused mostly on the artificial turf and whether it contains toxins that warrant more environmental review. The eventual ruling will determine if the current plan can move forward or be sent back for more environmental review.
Katherine Howard, of SF Ocean Edge, is one of the neighborhood activists challenging that EIR… (more)