December 2009

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Merchant, neighborhood groups oppose plan to extend meters

A proposal to extend the hours that parking meters charge fees is creating an uproar among some merchants and residents in the Richmond District, while at the same time creating an unusual alliance of organizations that support the idea.

Balboa banquet hall gets OK to open

In November, the SF Entertainment Commission gave the owners of Magdalena's Banquet Hall the green light to open on outer Balboa Street for a six-month trial period.

It's a Dog's Life!

At 9 a.m., Megan Brezovar, 33, briskly walks into Peet's Coffee at the Potrero Center wearing what could be described as a dog walker's uniform: cargo pants, knit cap, athletic shoes, long sleeve knit shirt over a T-shirt, accessorized by a nylon treat bag, and a large set of keys hanging from her belt.

National Cemetery overlook opens at Presidio

Tucked into the woods above the San Francisco National Cemetery, the Presidio's fourth major scenic overlook provides a contemplative vantage point for commemorating the sacrifices of American soldiers and honoring their service to the nation. The National Cemetery Overlook was formally dedicated at a special Veterans' Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

Star show at Academy of Sciences inspires connections

For those looking for a connection with others during the sometimes lonely holiday months, exploring the cosmos at the Academy of Sciences new Morrison Planetarium show "Voyage to the Stars" might be the answer.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Support Local Business

Jeff Adachi: Solving city's budget woes