June 2009

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letter to the Editor


Battle erupts over plan to charge Arboretum fee

What had intended to be a typical community meeting regarding a proposal to charge an admission fee to the SF Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park erupted into a shouting match of protests.

Award-winning dancer to perform at ethnic festival

At 14 years of age, Grace Lee Grant is making her name known in the dance world.

Eagles knock off Galileo to win city championship

Much like last season, the San Francisco High School Baseball Championship was held on a beautiful day at AT&T; Park. The George Washington Eagles were there once again, this time facing the Galileo Lions.

Renovated earthquake shack gets new home

One of the last refugee cottages from San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire has found a permanent home at the San Francisco Zoo as part of a new "Conservation Corner."

Geary mass transit program lurches forward

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority voted unanimously May 19 to send a plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Geary Boulevard for a full environmental review.

Herrera hosts newspaper editors

City Attorney Dennis Herrera invited publishers of all the local neighborhood papers in the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association to City Hall for a roundtable discussion on May 6.

Officials Preparing for Outside Lands Festival

The San Francisco Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is coming to Golden Gate Park this August and city officials and organizers want the Richmond District to be ready for the three-day event.

Proposal to beautify Park Presidio Blvd.

Members of Park Presidio Neighbors want drivers to imagine passing the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge, driving along Highway 1 through the Presidio, and being greeted by pink flowering trees as they enter the Richmond District on Park Presidio Boulevard.



Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: School's out for summer

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Restore JROTC, Spare the Air