April 2009

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

OK given for St. Peter's Church to build housing project

After exploring all options and exhausting every opportunity to preserve history, the San Francisco Planning Commission has finally given the OK to demolish St. Peter's Church on 29th Avenue to make way for a 20-unit affordable-housing residence for adults with developmental disabilities. The action culminates efforts to restore parish property damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

Mayor meets community leaders

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom held a "personal" community meeting at the Beach Chalet March 20 with about 40 leaders from the Richmond District to get feedback on a host of local issues.

Filmmaker tells Japanese cowboy's story

For filmmaker Oscar Bucher, mixing cultures and merging images have become part of his life on and off the screen. In his new documentary film "Waiting for a Train," Bucher tells the true story of a native Japanese and now San Francisco resident Toshio Hirano, whose life is transformed by the music of country musician Jimmie Rodgers.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Budget priorities

Paul Kozakiewicz: JROTC the will of the voters