May 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

Fresh & Easy signs lease for closed Clement St. store

The Fresh & Easy supermarket chain has made an agreement to occupy a large portion of the former Albertsons located at Clement Street and 32nd Avenue.

School Board has several proposals for student admissions

At George Washington High School on April 13, board members of the SF Unified School District were presented with eight guidelines or "simulations" for changing the way the district matches up students with schools.

Rebuilt Richmond Branch Library set to open

Richmond District residents will come together to celebrate the re-opening of the newly-renovated Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library on Saturday, May 16.

Bicycle plan for west side gets ready for release

A city official pegged mid-June as the most likely time a revised Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City's Bicycle Plan will be finalized and made public, the next step toward dramatically increasing bicycle lanes throughout San Francisco.

Chamber, supervisor host forum to help small businesses

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, along with the office of Supervisor Eric Mar, held a District 1 Neighborhood Merchants Summit on April 29. About 75 people turned out for the event, including numerous representatives from state, city and county agencies, neighborhood organizations, local merchant associations, police and city officials.

Loans available for local businesses

A non-profit organization is working with the Mayor's Office and SF Small Business Commission to provide loans for entrepreneurs during the current economic downturn. The loans range from $5,000 to $25,000 for new businesses and up to $50,000 for established businesses. The fixed-rate loan, with up to five years to repay, would have an interest rate varying between four and six percent.

Inductees accepted into Washington Hall of Merit

A lifelong advocate for the Chinese community in San Francisco, a world-renowned immigration law expert with a compelling personal immigration history, and an Armenian flower seller with an intriguing side job are the three distinguished George Washington High School alumni selected for induction into the school's inaugural Hall of Merit on May 20.

Historic cavalry barracks to get new 'living roof'

The cavalry played a significant role in the life of the Presidio for more than 150 years, from 1776, when the first horse-mounted soldiers arrived with the Spanish Army, until the 1940s when the Presidio sold the last of its horses following World War II.



Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Meeting, Budget Cuts

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Hepatitis B Awareness is Key

Sen. Leland Yee: Earth Day celebration