April 2010

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Burke School gets OK to expand summer programs

A dispute in the Sea Cliff area between a private girls' school and a homeowners' association has apparently come to and end for now, after the city's zoning administrator decided in favor of the school's right to expand its summer camp program without having to ask the homeowners for permission.

'Parklet' program coming to Clement

At least four pedestrian plazas and another four "parklets" around the City have either been built or are being designed but only one is expected for the west side right now.

St. Mary's breaks ground on new cancer center

St. Mary's Medical Center broke ground March 31 on a new state-of-the-art, $22.75 million cancer center. Musical entertainment was provided by the Star of the Sea School Choir and vocalist Michelle Jordan and there was a symbolic planting of healing herbs to launch the new construction.

China opens borders to Jews fleeing persecution

Year 2010 is proving to be an exciting year as Shanghai and San Francisco celebrate the 30th anniversary of its sister city relationship. To commemorate this special relationship, more than 150 projects have been initiated and will continue throughout the year in both Shanghai and the Bay Area.

Artist Sculpts Memories

If the sculpture weren't so small, viewers could swear they were in a real Japanese tea room. Instead, viewers are participating in an interactive art piece called "Double Happiness Laboratory for Aromatic Analysis," one of many sculptures created by Richmond District artist Paul Baker.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Protect Our Neighborhoods