October 2008

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters Editor

Richmond artists' Open Studios

As October brings some of the best weather to San Francisco, it is also the best time for artists to display their wares at the annual Open Studios event. This year, artists in the Sunset and Richmond districts invite the public into their studios to view their work on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12.

City fills budget gap with fines, fees

Through increased fees, charges, penalties and enforcement, city departments have been raising a lot more money from San Franciscans in the last few years. Yet despite increasing revenues, city government has struggled to fill budget deficits, including a $338 million gap in its record $6.5 billion city budget this year.

Candidates give their views of district's needs

The San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) and Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) held the first in a series of debates with district supervisor candidates on quality of life, environment and park and recreation issues in the City.

New Democratic Club launches

A new Democratic Club took its first steps toward representing Richmond District Democrats when about 20 people gathered at the Richmond Police Station Sept. 24.

Filmmaker tries to capture the activism of '60s

Richmond District filmmaker Arturo Perez hopes to recapture the spirit of the '60s in his new film "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

Local man slain, reward offered

A Richmond District man was shot and killed at 15th Avenue and Cabrillo Street by two unknown assailants as he rode his bicycle home after a busy day.

Presidio Gate gets a facelift, neighborly help

As the architectural conservator for the Presidio Trust, Christina Wallace spent 12 months overseeing the $100,000 restoration of the Presidio's historic Arguello Gate.



Paul Kozakiewicz: Vote for Lee, Wang for district supervisor

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Street Sweeping Changes

John M. Lee: Financial Crisis Bailout Plan

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Improvements for Highway 1