Hitchcock enthusiasts and ornithologists rejoice. Or beware. Or whatever. In an effort to prevent avian-related violent crimes as birds descend on San Francisco, local nonprofit San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program (SF ROMP? Sounds like a Castro Festival) have proposed a $2 million, 100-foot-long aviary, which they hope to have open by 2010. With oil spills and sewage dumping all the rage in the Bay these days, supporters of the facility think such a building is a necessity for the care of local wildlife during such emergencies. No design has been proposed yet, but Lake Merced and Western Golden Gate Park is at the top of the list of potential locations.
· Wildlife rescue center proposed for San Francisco [SF Examiner]