Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
Francisco, see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
to the Editor
Lawsuits Bleed Merchants in Tough Times
In the past three years at least six Sunset District merchants
have found out the hard way just how much trouble Craig Yates can bring
when he rolls up to their doors in his wheelchair, especially if they
ignore his warning correspondences.
Restaurant Battles Recession, High Rents, Competition
In 1978, William Sang was unique when he opened Shangri-La,
a vegetarian restaurant on Irving Street in the Outer Sunset District.
Now, the street is chockablock with Chinese businesses, and particularly
restaurants. He is in a constant struggle to make ends meet.
Demand Muni Cut Switchbacks
San Francisco supervisors Carmen Chu and John Avalos were not pleased
with the explanations transit authorities gave in January for the increasing
practice of leaving riders stranded along the L-Taraval, N-Judah, M-Oceanview
and K-Ingleside streetcar lines.
Years of Love Poems: A Poet's Journey Through Life
Marvin Montney, a self-proclaimed poet and philosopher, sits
at a table inside a quaint, European-style cafe on Irving Street.
Spurs Creative Process at Woodshop
It is just after 4 p.m., and it is darker than it should be, even during
a harsh storm in mid-December. The rain seems unrelenting on Noriega
Street in the Outer Sunset, with the block between 44th and 45th avenues
looking deserted. An inbound N-Judah picks up a drenched person at the
corner bus stop.
for Youth Funding
In the early evening of Jan. 13, the San Francisco Department
of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYTF) held a meeting at the
Taraval Police Station to get feedback about what youth services and
programs Sunset residents want to see the City provide in the future.
Carmen Chu: Small Business Assistance