November 2012
Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Candidates trade barbs, accusations at raucous District 1 debate
Some say electing the next Richmond District supervisor involves outside money versus inside money, but it is also about empty commercial properties, rent control, housing and quality-of-life issues, such as dealing with graffiti.

Dredging of Mountain Lake hits toxic snag
Contaminated sediment has been found under the water of Mountain Lake, but Presidio Trust officials say they already have a plan to remove it.

Eviction of Golden Gate Park recycling center hits snag; collides with law
After San Francisco ran slap-bang up against a California state law, Mayor Ed Lee and SF Supervisor Christina Olague have been talking about finding a new home for the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) recycling center in Golden Gate Park.

New supermarket to open in Outer Richmond
A new supermarket is coming to the Outer Richmond District, at a site formerly occupied by Cala and Delano's at 6333 Geary Blvd. The site has been vacant for about two years.

Morrison Planetarium celebrates 60th anniversary in GG Park
Having reached its 60th year of public astronomy education, the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences will be celebrating with special events during the second week of November.

Lawsuit filed over park athletic fields
The SF Coalition for Children's Outdoor Play, Education and Environment filed a lawsuit in Superior Court on Oct. 12 to halt the conversion of grass athletic fields at the west end of Golden Gate Park to synthetic turf. The plan would also install night-time lighting at the site.


Capt. Sharon Ferrigno: Police Beat

John M. Lee: District 1 Supervisor

Supervisor Eric Mar: Alexandria Theater update

Sherman D'Silva: Why I'm running for supervisor